Federal Pell Grants: This is the largest of the federal government’s free financial aid programs. Apply for a Pell Grant as a prerequisite step toward receiving financial aid from other sources. Pell Grant awards range from $400 to $4,731.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): This program is administered by Wilberforce University from funds granted by the federal government for eligible students; The campus-based aid is limited in funding. Priority is given to Pell Grant recipients or students with exceptional financial need. Awards up to $3,000 may be available.
Academic Competitiveness Grant: The Academic Competitiveness Grant provides up to $750 for the first year of undergraduate study and up to $1,300 for the second year of undergraduate study. The program became available for the first time for the 2006-07 school year. The Academic Competitiveness Grant award is in addition to the student's Pell Grant award.
The National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant): The National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant, also known as the National Smart Grant is available during the third and fourth years of undergraduate study to full-time students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and who are majoring in physical, life, or computer sciences, mathematics, technology, or engineering or in a foreign language determined critical to national security. Eligible students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in coursework required for the major. The National SMART Grant award is $4,000 for each of the third and fourth years of undergraduate study to full-time students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.
Ohio Instructional Grant (OIG): If a student is an Ohio resident with a calculated family income as determined by the Ohio Board of Regents.. The annual amount of OIG awards is determined by State appropriations. Students apply for OIG by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The application deadline is October 1st. The OIG award ranges from $444 to $5466 per year.
Ohio College Opportunity Grant Program (OCOG): Ohio College Opportunity Grant Program (OCOG) provides need-based tuition assistance to Ohio students from low to moderate-income families.. The annual amount of OCOG awards is determined by State appropriations. Students apply for OCOG by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The application deadline is October 1st. The OCOG award amounts ranges from $222 to $4,992 per year.
Ohio Academic Scholarship: Ohio Academic Scholarships, valued at $2,000, are awarded by the Ohio Board of Regents to High School seniors who qualify on the basis of competitive academic credentials. The scholarship is renewed annually providing the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress. Specific information may be obtained by contacting one’s high school guidance counselor.
Ohio Student Choice Grant: Ohio residents who are first-time post-high school students after July 1984 and who attend a private Ohio University are eligible to receive automatic grants up to $660 per year from this program. Ohio residency and first time college attendance must be verified.
Ohio National Guard (ONG) Tuition Grant Program: Ohio residents who enlist, reenlist, or extend their current enlistment in a valid “authorized” or “required” duty position for six years of Selective Reserve duty in The Ohio National Guard are eligible to participate in the ONG Tuition Grant Program. Grants at private institutions are based on the average public university tuition charged. Information may be obtained by contacting the Ohio National Guard, Adjutant General’s Department, 2825 West Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43234.
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Grant Program: Pennsylvania residents who attend Wilberforce University can use their state grants in the state of Ohio. Grants up to $600 may be available.
D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant (DC TAG): District of Columbia residents attending Wilberforce University can receive from $500 to $10,000 per academic year. Applications are available on the D.C. State Education Office Financial Services’ web site at www.seo.dc.gov. or by calling (202) 727-6436.
D.C. Tuition Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (DC LEAP): District of Columbia residents may receive this federal need-based grant for training and education beyond the high school level. Awards are based on the review of the FAFSA information and pertinent information from their school. Applications are available on the D.C. State Education Office Financial Services’ web site at www.seo.dc.gov. or by calling (202) 727-6436.