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.
New – Third Term Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) Now Available
OCOG is now available to Clark State students for Summer Semester only. You may qualify for this additional grant if you meet certain eligibility criteria.
- You must be enrolled in an associate degree program
- You must be an Ohio resident
- You must be Pell eligible and be maintaining satisfactory academic progress
- You must have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution as determined by the FAFSA) of 2190 or less and have a maximum household income of $75,000.
- You must have completed the FAFSA by October 1 of the award year. Example; for the 2015/16 award year, the FAFSA must have been completed by October 1, 2015.
OCOG will be prorated based on any remaining Pell eligibility you may have left for Summer Semester.
There are no additional forms to complete. The Ohio Department of Education will notify schools of potentially eligible students.