Grants are a type of Gift Aid that are typically based on financial need. Most federal and state grants are need-based aid and do not need to be repaid. You must complete a FAFSA each year for consideration. See the Grant Eligibility Chart for more information. Grant amounts are prorated based on enrollment.

Type Available To Other Info
Federal Pell Grant Undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need and have an Expected Family Contribution below a certain threshold established by the federal government. The Pell Grant award amount is prorated based on Enrollment Status. Maximum lifetime eligibility: 12 full-time semesters.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients. Offer amount is $100 – $4,000 per year; limited funding available.
Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) Undergraduate Ohio students with exceptional need attending Oxford Campus. In some cases Regional students may be eligible. Maximum lifetime eligibility: 10 semesters.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grants (TEACH) Students awarded in exchange for specific future teaching service in designated high-need fields and low-income elementary and secondary schools. If a student does not complete the required teaching service, the grant becomes a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan that must be repaid. Maximum lifetime amounts: undergraduate: $16,000; graduate: $8,000.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) A federal grant to qualifying students with a parent or guardian who died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. If a student is eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, he or she cannot receive an IASG. The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year.


Additional Grants

Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA)

A state grant for Pennsylvania residents with financial need enrolled at least half-time. The grant amount varies up to $300 per semester for Pennsylvania residents attending Ohio schools. Students must complete a FAFSA and apply for the grant through PHEAA directly.

Vermont Grant

A state grant for Vermont residents with financial need who are enrolled full-time in their first undergraduate degree program. The grant can be used during the fall and spring semesters for a total of 10 semesters. The Vermont State Grant requires submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The amount varies depending upon financial need and the cost of the institution and the resources they consider available for education. A student who plans to attend less than full-time is eligible to apply for a part-time grant based on financial need. The part-time amount varies depending on credit hours.

Study Abroad Airfare Grant

Eligible students with financial need may receive a university grant up to $600 for their study abroad airline ticket and could receive the remainder of their ticket price (up to $600) in an interest-free university loan. This grant is available for one semester of study abroad while attending Miami. For more information and the requirements for this grant, see Financial Aid for Study Abroad.