A student can be considered for an Emergency Microgrant by filling out an online application. Once you complete your application, a pre-assessment meeting with DOS Assistant Dean Kathy Fahl will be scheduled. The online application is confidential but does require disclosure for verification of information, including a personal interview. For questions about the process, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are reviewed weekly by a team of university professionals. The decision of the awarding of the grants will happen on a rolling basis. If students have a firm date for needed assistance, they should include that in the application. If the application is approved, the student will receive an email to their OHIO account.
Awarded students will have the money deposited in their bank account. If they do not have direct deposit, they should sign up at the time of application (instructions). If students do not have a bank account, talk with the DOS assistant dean to explore other options. The assistant dean of students will complete the Direct Student Payment Release form and return it to the Office of the Bursar. The Emergency Microgrant is considered a direct payment scholarship through the Bursar. Payments by direct deposit are processed the next business day. Checks are issued on Thursdays and will be mailed to the student’s local address. This scholarship will be reported on the IRS Form 1098-T and is considered a resource when determining overall eligibility for student financial aid.
International Students: 14% of the awarded amount may be deducted for income tax withholding. Assessment is based on the student’s residency status for tax purposes and provisions of any tax treaty between the U.S. and the student’s country of residence.