The Ohio Department of Higher Education administers the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) program, which provides grant money to Ohio residents who demonstrate the highest levels of financial need (as determined by the results of the FAFSA) who are enrolled at Ohio public colleges or universities, Ohio private, non-profit colleges or universities, and Ohio private, for-profit institutions. A handful of Pennsylvania institutions are also eligible.
- OCOG provides grant money to Ohio residents enrolled at eligible institutions in Ohio.
- Eligible institutions include Ohio public colleges or universities, Ohio private non-profit colleges or universities, and Ohio private for-profit institutions.
- Applicants must be Ohio residents pursuing an associate degree, first bachelor's degree, or nurse diploma at an eligible Ohio or Pennsylvania institution.
- Eligible students should have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,750 or less and a maximum household income of $96,000.
- Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for OCOG benefits.
Applicants of the Ohio College Opportunity Grant must be Ohio residents seeking an associate's degree, first bachelor's degree or nursing diploma at an eligible Ohio or Pennsylvania institution with an EFC of 2190 or less and a maximum household income of $96,000. Students must complete the FAFSA in order to apply for OCOG benefits. The amount of aid available will vary, depending on which institution is attended and how many hours the applicants are enrolled in.