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Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)

The Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) is a state-funded grant program offered to residents of the state of Ohio only. You must complete the FAFSA by October 1 of each academic year in order to be eligible. OCOG is based on total family income and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA. 

Second Chance Grant Program

The Second Chance Grant Program is offered through the Ohio Department of Education to Ohio residents who have earned some college credit, but no degree.

The objectives of the Second Chance Grant Program are to reduce financial barriers preventing Ohioans with some college credit, but no bachelor's degree from returning to higher education and to increase the number of Ohioans with a degree or credential. The Second Chance Program will provide up to $3 million in financial assistance in the form of $2,000 grants to eligible students re-enrolling at a qualifying institution in order to obtain a degree or credential.  

Questions about eligibility should be directed to financial.aid@ohio.edu or by calling 740.593.4141.

 


Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Grant (PHEAA)

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency Grant (PHEAA) is a state-funded grant program offered to residents of the state of Pennsylvania only.  You must complete the FAFSA and the Pennsylvania State Grant form (first time applicants only).  Students must be enrolled in a program of study where at least 50% of the total credit hours are earned through classroom instruction.