Several types of need-based grants are available to our students that do not have to be repaid. Students must reapply for need-based grants annually by submitting the FAFSA.
Wooster Need-based Grants
Students demonstrating financial need may be offered institutional grant aid in addition to grants from other sources. The major portion of grant-aid received by Wooster students comes from the College itself. In addition to the FAFSA, students must also submit a supplementary aid application.
Federal Need-based Grants
FEDERAL Pell Grants
Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate high financial need according to a federal eligibility formula. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the Pell Grant application. The maximum Pell Grant for 2017-2018 is $5,920.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
Wooster receives and awards Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants to those who qualify on the basis of extreme need. Students receiving a Federal Pell Grant will be considered for an FSEOG. Typically, students are awarded between $100 and $1,500 a year depending on the availability of funds.
State Grant Programs
Several states (including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont) offer grants which can be used at The College of Wooster. The first step in applying for these grants is filing the FAFSA. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.