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Grants are a form of gift financial aid. You are not required to repay a grant.

Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is funded by the federal government. Full payment of the award is made only if the student carries 12 credit hours per semester. A student carrying one credit hour to eleven credit hours may receive a proportionately reduced award. However, in some cases, a student enrolled for fewer than 12 credit hours may not receive a Federal Pell Grant. For 2013-14 the maximum Pell Grant is $5,645 per year.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The FSEOG is provided to assist a student who has an exceptional financial need. The maximum amount that can be granted for the academic year is $4,000. FSEOGs are dependent upon yearly federal allocations; the amount awarded, therefore, may be much less than the authorized maximum.

A typical award at Clark State will range from $200-600 per academic year.

The Ohio Board of Regents announced that state funding for the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) and the Ohio Instructional Grant (OIG) to students at community colleges is no longer available. A student's Pell Grant and/or Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be applied toward tuition/fees and books first.

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