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Grants

Raider Connect Staff will begin working remotely starting March 23. Please call us at 937-775-4000 to speak with an advisor or email raiderconnect@wright.edu. We are happy to schedule phone or video appointments via our email address at this time. Please scan or photograph and email all documents to raiderconnect@wright.edu.

A grant is a form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. It is often based on financial need and can be restricted to a select population of students.

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Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is a federal grant for undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor's degree. Student applicants must meet eligibility requirements for federal student aid, such as  Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements.

For the 2020–21 aid year (Summer 2020–Spring 2021), students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), between 0 and 5711.

How to Apply Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Award Maximums per Term*
  • For full-time enrollment (12 or more undergraduate credit hours): $3,173 per semester
  • For 3/4-time enrollment (9 to 11 undergraduate credit hours): $2,380 per semester
  • For half-time enrollment (6 to 8 undergraduate credit hours): $1,587 per semester
  • For less than half-time enrollment (5 or less undergraduate credit hours): $793 per semester
Lifetime Maximum A student can receive no more than 6 years (or 12 semesters or its equivalent) of Federal Pell Grant funds.
Declining Pell Grant Funds If you wish to decline or return all or part of a Federal Pell Grant disbursement that you are otherwise eligible to receive, you must complete and return the Declining Federal Pell Funds Form to RaiderConnect.
Enrollment Requirement Student must be enrolled.
Disbursement Visit the Important Dates page for disbursement dates. Funds are applied directly to the student’s account. If the student’s account is paid in full and financial aid funds remain, the Office of the Bursar will issue the remaining funds to the student in the form of a refund.

*Based upon a 0 EFC for the 2020–21 aid year. Award maximums depend upon the student's EFC and enrollment status (full-time, 3/4-time, half-time or less than half-time). A student may not receive Federal Pell Grant funds from more than one school at the same time. As a result, a student who receives a portion of their annual Federal Pell Grant award at another school may not qualify for their entire term maximums at Wright State University.

 

For the 2019–20 aid year (Summer 2019–Spring 2020), students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), between 0 and 5576.

How to Apply Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Award Maximums per Term*
  • For full-time enrollment (12 or more undergraduate credit hours): $3,098 per semester
  • For 3/4-time enrollment (9 to 11 undergraduate credit hours): $2,323 per semester
  • For half-time enrollment (6 to 8 undergraduate credit hours): $1,549 per semester
  • For less than half-time enrollment (5 or less undergraduate credit hours): $775 per semester
Lifetime Maximum A student can receive no more than 6 years (or 12 semesters or its equivalent) of Federal Pell Grant funds.
Enrollment Requirement Student must be enrolled.
Disbursement Visit the Important Dates page for disbursement dates. Funds are applied directly to the student’s account. If the student’s account is paid in full and financial aid funds remain, the Office of the Bursar will issue the remaining funds to the student in the form of a refund.

*Based upon a 0 EFC for the 2019–20 aid year. Award maximums depend upon the student's EFC and enrollment status (full-time, 3/4-time, half-time or less than half-time). A student may not receive Federal Pell Grant funds from more than one school at the same time. As a result, a student who receives a portion of their annual Federal Pell Grant award at another school may not qualify for their entire term maximums at Wright State University.


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is a federal grant for undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor's degree. Student applicants must meet eligibility requirements for federal student aid, such as Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. For the 2020–21 aid year (Summer 2020–Spring 2021), students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculated as Zero (0), as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must also be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant.

How to Apply Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Wright State University's FAFSA priority deadline date.
Award Maximum per Term*
  • For full-time enrollment (12 or more undergraduate credit hours): $400 per semester
  • For 3/4-time enrollment (9 to 11 undergraduate credit hours): $300 per semester
  • For half-time enrollment (6 to 8 undergraduate credit hours): $200 per semester
  • For less than half-time enrollment (5 or less undergraduate credit hours): $100 per semester

(Available Fall and Spring semesters only)

Enrollment Requirement Student must be enrolled
Disbursement Visit the Important Dates page for disbursement dates. Funds are applied directly to the student’s account. If the student’s account is paid in full and financial aid funds remain, the Office of the Bursar will issue the remaining funds to the student in the form of a refund.

*Based on awards for the 2020–21 aid year.


Ohio College Opportunity Grant

The Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) is a State of Ohio grant for undergraduate students who are Ohio residents and who have not yet earned a bachelor's degree. Students must also meet other eligibility requirements based on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) including Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. For detailed information on eligibility requirements, visit the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

How to Apply Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by October 1st of the award year.
Award Amount

Award amounts are determined by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Enrollment Requirement

Generally, at least 50% of courses must be scheduled for the Dayton Campus to be eligible for the term.

Disbursement

Visit the Important Dates page for disbursement dates. Funds are applied directly to the student’s account. If the student’s account is paid in full and financial aid funds remain, the Office of the Bursar will issue the remaining funds to the student in the form of a refund.

NOTE: Students at the Lake Campus are not excluded from the Ohio College Opportunity Grant program. However, tuition level/costs are the determining factor in receipt of an OCOG award, regardless of technical eligibility. Therefore students at the Lake Campus have a $0 OCOG award amount unless the student attends an eligible institution year-round.  In this case only, awards may be distributed for one term in the academic year once Pell grants have been exhausted for the year. 


Wright State University Need-Based Grant

The Wright State University Need-Based Grant is a Wright State University grant for undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor's degree. Student applicants must meet eligibility requirements for federal student aid, such as  Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. For the 2020–21 aid year (Summer 2020–Spring 2021), students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), between 2191 and 10000 and are not already receiving an Academic Performance Scholarship

How to Apply Student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Wright State University's FAFSA priority deadline date.*
Award Maximums per Term**
  • For full-time enrollment (12 or more undergraduate credit hours): $550 per semester
  • For 3/4-time enrollment (9 to 11 undergraduate credit hours): $412 per semester
  • For half-time enrollment (6 to 8 undergraduate credit hours): $275 per semester
  • For less than half-time enrollment (5 or less undergraduate credit hours): $137 per semester

(Available Fall and Spring semesters only)

Enrollment Requirement Student must be enrolled.
Disbursement Visit the Important Dates page for Disbursement Dates. Funds are applied directly to the student’s account. If the student’s account is paid in full and financial aid funds remain, the Office of the Bursar will issue the remaining funds to the student in the form of a refund.

*Award contingent upon availability of funds.

**Award maximums depend upon the student's EFC and enrollment status (full-time, 3/4-time, half-time or less than half-time).