Ohio Christian University Need Based Grant
The Ohio Christian University Need Based Grant is used as a supplement to all other financial aid in order to reduce a student's out-of-pocket semester cost to correspond with the guaranteed payment categories as shown on the Expected Family Income (EFC) Based Guaranteed Payment Categories on the table below. Your EFC is the number that is used to determine a student's eligibility for federal student aid and can be found on the Free Application for Federal student Aid (FAFSA), which can be completed by visiting www.FAFSA.ed.gov.
EFC Based Guaranteed Payment Categories
Maximum Out-of-Pocket Payment Per Year**
*EFC Based Guaranteed Payment Categories are based on students taking 12-21 credit hours.
**Maximum out-of-pocket payment is calculated after all other sources of financial aid (including Direct Loans) have been applied to a student's account.
Church Matching Grant
OCU will match any money that a student’s church contributes to his or her education with up to $500 dollars per semester. Church Matching Grant forms can be found in the Financial Aid Office and online.
$1000/Year Good Neighbor Quality Student Award
The Good Neighbor Quality Student Award is awarded to students who have graduated from a high school in one of the following Ohio counties: Pickaway, Ross, Fairfield, Fayette, Pike, Hocking, Madison, Franklin, Licking, Christian Schools or Home Schools.
$500 per Sibling/Year Sibling Discount
The Sibling Discount is offered to all siblings who attend OCU at the same time and are both classified as dependent students.
The Athletic Department awards scholarships in varying amounts to outstanding athletes who demonstrate a potential to significantly contribute to the athletic program of the University. To qualify, students must meet admission standards and NAIA requirements. Athletic scholarships are recommended by coaches and the Athletic Director of Ohio Christian University. To maintain the scholarship, a student must meet the minimum cumulative GPA required for graduation, pass a minimum of 24 credit hours per year and continue to have the recommendations of a coach and the Athletic Director.
Additional Institutional Scholarships
Scholarship applications are made available each spring to students who will be returning for the coming fall semester. These institutional scholarships are formally awarded to continuing students each April. Criteria for these scholarships vary but are largely based on a student’s community and ministry involvement as well as academic achievement.
Financial Aid Awarding
Unfunded aid awarded is not to exceed 100% of the student's tuition costs.