Grants are gift-aid to students which do not have to be repaid. In most cases financial need is an eligibility
criterion. To apply for grants, students must be accepted to Muskingum University and should file the FAFSA annually. Visit our Need-Based Application Process page for details on filing the FAFSA. Students must also be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
For comprehensive federal student aid information, please visit Student Aid on the Web.
The following grants available to students attending Muskingum University:
Federal Pell Grant
This grant is awarded to students who have filed the FAFSA and for 2015-16 have an EFC of 5198 or less. Full-time award
amounts for 2015-16 range from $626-$5,775 based on EFC. Pro-rated grants are available to half-time and less than half-time students. Students may not be over awarded or in default on any federal aid program and if selected for verification (federally or institutionally) must submit documentation to complete the verification process. The duration of a students eligibility to receive a Federal Pell Grant is limited to 12 semesters or its equivalent.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)
SEOG awards are made to very high-need students from federal fund allocations to Muskingum. Award amounts
generally range from $500-2,000 per year, dependent on level of federal funding. Students must be Pell eligible (see criteria above).
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education(TEACH)
The Teach Grant program provides up to $3,760 a year in non-need grant assistance to an undergraduate student
who agrees to serve for at least 4 years as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. A TEACH Grant recipient who does not complete their required teaching within a specified time frame or fails to meet certain other requirements of the TEACH Grant program will be required to repay the TEACH Grant as a direct unsubsidized loan under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. The student must have the appropriate year FAFSA form filed.
For more information visit the TEACH Grant program website at www.teachgrant.ed.gov.
Students who are interested in applying for the TEACH grant should review and complete the TEACH Grant Information and Application. If after reviewinf your application we find that you are eligible for the TEACH grant you will be directed to complete the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS) and Entrance Counseling at www.teach-ats.ed.gov. After Student Financial Services receives notification that the student has completed the Entrance Counseling and ATS, the student will be awarded the grant, the amount being determined by grade level and credit hours. Students who are awarded the TEACH Grant have 14 days to cancel the award. Contact the Business Office or Student Financial Services.
If you are planning to graduate you need to complete the required TEACH Grant Exit Counseling. It is
very important that you complete the exit counseling as it will remind you of the TEACH grant requirements
and obligations. It will also explain how to keep in contact with the Department of Education regarding your
teaching status. If you are planning on attending graduate school you may be eligible to receive the TEACH
grant as a graduate student
Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)
Recipients must be Ohio residents and must file the FAFSA and have an EFC of 2190 or less. For 2015-16 eligible full-time students will receive $2,592 for the academic year. Students who are 3/4 time, 1/2 time and
1/4 time can receive pro-rated grants. The duration of a students eligibility to receive OCOG is limited to 8 semesters or its equivalent.
Muskingum University Grants and Endowed Scholarships
Muskingum University often awards grants to full-time students demonstrating financial need. Award amounts
generally range from $500-$10,000 per year. The size of grant is based primarily on the amount of need as determined by annually filing the FAFSA and
availability of other grants and scholarships, though consideration is given to academic performance and
abilities. Endowed scholarships are subsidized by Muskingum endowment
funds restricted for financial aid. In some cases students attending less than full-time may be eligible for a pro-rated Muskingum Grant.
Muskingum University PLUS Grants
Similar to Muskingum University Grants, these are awarded to full-time students in the PLUS Program (a program for students with disabilities affecting learning) who demonstrate need by annually filing the FAFSA. They are designed to assist with the extra fee charged for the
PLUS Program, with yearly amounts up to $2,000.
Presbyterian Church (USA)
The Office of Financial Aid for Studies awards more than 1 million dollars annually to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) students pursuing undergraduate, graduate and post graduate degrees. For more information please visit www.pcusa.org/financialaid or view the following brochure:
Grants, Scholarships and Loans for Presbyterian Students(pdf)