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Federal Grants

Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grants are awarded based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) determined by your FAFSA results. Students receive payments from the Pell grant based on their enrollment status (full time or part time). Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree. Pell grant awards are federally determined and are the same at any school you attend. To read more about the Federal Pell Grant, please visit the Federal Student Aid website.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is for undergraduate students with high financial need determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA. Students must have a Pell Grant award to be considered for SEOG. SEOG is given to students who meet Ohio University’s first-priority FAFSA consideration date of January 15. To view this and other important dates, please visit Applications and Deadlines. To read more about SEOG, please visit the Federal Student Aid website.


The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program is a non-need based grant program. TEACH is offered to students who are enrolled in certain education majors. Students must agree to teach in a high-need field, at a low-income elementary or secondary school for four years of the eight years after completing the TEACH-eligible degree program. If you have been awarded a TEACH Grant, you must complete both TEACH Grant Counseling and an Agreement to Serve (ATS). To complete the Counseling and ATS, visit the TEACH Grant Home website.

The ATS specifies the conditions under which the grant will be awarded and the teaching service requirements. If you do not meet the teaching service requirements you must repay the grant as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. This means that you will owe the amount your received with interest accrued from the date the grant funds were first disbursed. By completing the ATS, you agree to all terms of the TEACH Grant program. This includes the requirement to serve for four years as a full-time teacher in a high-need subject area at a school serving low-income families.