Grants

Office of Financial Aid


Grants are monetary gifts that do not have to be repaid. Apply for Financial Aid to apply for the following grants. You will be notified through your Financial Aid award letter if you are eligible.


DEFIANCE COLLEGE GRANT

DC grants are awarded to full-time students who demonstrate need. The grant amount varies depending on need as determined by FAFSA.

PELL GRANT

This is a federal grant with awards that range from $593 - $5,920 per year. It is awarded to full or part-time students based on need as determined by FAFSA.

SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT (SEOG)

This is a federal grant awarded to full-time Pell-eligible students with the lowest expected family contribution as determined by the FAFSA. Amount varies up to $2,000.

OHIO COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY GRANT (OCOG)

This is a state grant awarded to full-time students who are Ohio residents who demonstrate need as determined by the FAFSA. Amount varies up to $3072 (est.).

OHIO WAR ORPHANS

This state program awards tuition assistance to the children of deceased or severely disabled Ohio veterans who served in the armed forces during a period of declared war or conflict. This award is $6,628 (est.) annually.


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national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or disability.