Financial Aid – Available Grants

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) establishes eligibility for federal and state aid by collecting data about your family’s income, assets, size, and number in college. This free application is available online at In many cases, a student’s financial aid package will be comprised of a combination of grants, scholarships, loans, and campus employment. You may accept or decline any part of the assistance offered. CCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, or physical disability in the awarding of financial aid. Keep in mind that the FAFSA must be filed annually, and aid packages may change from year to year based on the FAFSA results.

Federal Pell Grant
The federal grant is available for undergraduate students who demonstrate high financial need according to the FAFSA. The amount of the grant is determined by a standard formula established by the U.S. Congress. Award amounts vary based on enrollment status and FAFSA results.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
This federal grant is awarded to Pell-eligible undergraduate students who demonstrate the highest financial need. Cincinnati Christian University receives a limited amount of funding for this grant, therefore, students who complete the FAFSA early have the greatest chance of receiving an FSEOG award.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)
The State of Ohio provides these funds to Ohio residents who are pursuing undergraduate degrees. Awards are determined based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and amounts vary based on enrollment status. Your FAFSA must be received by October 1, 2013 in order for you to receive consideration for the 2013-2014 school year. Ohio College Opportunity Grant awards may be applied to tuition and general fees only.