Grants do not require repayment and are based on financial need. Grants differ from scholarships, which usually require students to meet specific criteria such as academic performance or particiation in specific majors.
Once you complete and submit your FAFSA, you are automatically considered for grant funds. No additional application procedures are necessary for grant consideration. Listed below are just a sampling of grants. Your home state may also offer grants.
Pell Grants are based on financial need, cost of attendance, and your status as a full-time or part-time student. The maximum Federal Pell Grant for the 2019-20 academic year is $6,195.
This grant program offers limited funding ($500) to Pell Grant-eligible students who demonstrate exceptional financial need (zero EFC, or Expected Family Contribution) based on FAFSA data. If there are any remaining funds after awarding all students with a zero EFC, SEOG funds will be awarded to students will the lowest EFC.
This grant is based on Ohio residency, college start date, enrollment status, and information submitted on the FAFSA, resulting in an EFC of $2,190 or less and a maximum family income of $96,000 or less.The current amount of OCOG for full-time students at CIA in 2019-20 is $3,500. Projected 2020-21 grants are $4,000.
Cleveland Institute of Art awards need-based grants to students with exceptional talent and academics.