Financial Aid

Need Based Grants

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 2019-20 have an EFC of 5576 or less. Full-time award amounts for 2019-20 range from $657-$6195 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 student’s eligibility to receive a Federal Pell Grant is limited to 12 semesters or its equivalent. Pell Policy for Books and Supplies

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) Grant program

The Teach Grant program provides up to $4,000 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.

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 the TEACH Grant program website. 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 2019-20 eligible full-time students will receive $3,500 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 student’s 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.

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 the PCUSA website or view the brochure.

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