Financial Aid Office


Grants are money given to a student for their education that do not have to be repaid which are based on financial need. You must submit the FAFSA to be considered for grants. There are two types of grants: State and Federal. Therefore, CSU does not make determination on amount or eligibility for any grant.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)

A state-funded grant program is for undergraduate, degree seeking, Ohio residents, with an expected family contribution of $2190 or less and a maximum household income of $75,000. Students are limited to 10 semesters of eligibility and the award amount is prorated based on enrollment.  OCOG is tuition/general fees specific, and any student receiving 100% tuition/general fees in the form of a waiver or institutional, athletic, third party, federal or state aid is not eligible for OCOG.

For additional information on the Ohio Department of Higher Education, State Grants and Scholarships, please visit

Federal Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility

A federally –funded grant program established for undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree. Amounts will vary based on your financial need and your enrollment status. For the 2017-2018 academic year, the maximum Federal Pell Grant amount is $5,920. Students may not receive Federal Grant Funds from more than one school at a time.

Students are limited to 12 semesters (or 600%) of Federal Pell Grant eligibility during their lifetime. This policy affects all students regardless of when or where they received their first Federal Pell Grant.

You may review your percentage of Pell Grant used by logging into Your "Lifetime Eligibility Used" is displayed on the "Grants" section o. onn a regular basis to view their Pell Grant History as well as their student loan borrowing history.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

A Federally-funded grant program established to help meet the educational costs of students with exceptional need. Eligibility is determined from FAFSA information. Only degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG).

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

The TEACH Grant Program is a non-need based program that provides up to $3,724, to a students with a 3.25 GPA,  per year. Students must be enrolled full time, in an eligible program and agree to teach, as a highly-qualified teacher in a high-need field, at a low-income elementary or secondary school for at least four years within eight years of completing the program for which the TEACH Grant was awarded. Eight year service begins following completion or ceasing enrollment. Part time students, at least 6 credit hours, are eligible for prorated amount. If the Grant recipient fails to complete the required teaching service, the TEACH Grant is treated as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan with interest accruing from the date the grant was disbursed.

Year-Round Pell Q & A click here