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 with no more than 50 percent of their enrollment per semester being online/remote. 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 ranging from $500 to $10,500 per year. The grant can be used during the fall and spring semesters for a total of 10 semesters. The Vermont State Grant requires submitting a grant application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The amount depends on financial need, total course cost, program type, and timing. Awards are made on a first come first served basis for as long as funding is available. 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

Oxford undergraduate students demonstrating financial need, and who plan to attend full-time during either the fall or spring in a study abroad program, are eligible to receive a university grant up to $600 for their airline ticket. This one-time grant is available for one study abroad semester while attending Miami. An additional amount of up to $600 is also available as an interest free university loan. Students that receive the grant and do not participate in a study abroad program will be required to repay the funds.

To qualify for this grant, students should submit the following: