Grants are often called "gift aid" because they consist of financial aid that doesn't have to be repaid. Grants are often need-based with the exception of the Federal TEACH Grant. Grants are awarded from the U.S. Department of Education and state government programs. Occasionally, you might have to pay back part or all of a grant if, for example, you withdraw from school before finishing a semester. Our website provides information on the types of Federal and State Grant programs available.
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Supplement Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Grant
Financial aid payment of Federal grants are dependent upon eligible enrollment. Some courses that are being retaken after previously receiving a passing grade in the course may not count toward financial aid eligible enrollment. Additionally, the cost of attendance will reflect the financial aid eligible enrollment, excluding non-eligible retaken courses. In summary, the following rules regarding repeated/retaken courses are applicable:
- Courses with a grade of F may be retaken and count toward financial aid enrollment.
- Courses with a grade of W/WP/WF/WN may be retaken and count toward financial aid enrollment.
- Courses with a passing grade may be retaken once and count toward financial aid enrollment.
- Courses with a passing grade taken twice will not count toward financial aid enrollment.
- Exceptions include courses that the university defines as "repeatable".