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Federal/State Grants

Grants are considered gift aid and do not need to be repaid. In order to determine if you are eligible for grants you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Pell Grant
Pell is a federal grant awarded to undergraduate students on the basis of financial need, which is determined by the FAFSA. The amount of the grant amount is based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and number of credit hours enrolled.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
SEOG is a federal grant awarded to undergraduate students on the basis of financial need. Unlike the Pell Grant, however, SEOG is distributed by the school on a first come, first served basis. The amount awarded amount is based on eligibility of the Pell Grant and number of credit hours enrolled.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)
OCOG is the state grant awarded to undergraduate students by the state of Ohio. In order to receive this grant a student must be a legal Ohio resident for at least one year, and demonstrate financial need on the FAFSA. The amount awarded is based on the number of credit hours enrolled.
Note: The Lourdes University Supplemental Ohio College Opportunity Grant is an institutional grant provided by Lourdes University to students who will receive the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG). Due to the COVID-19 disruption and the decrease in state revenues, the original projected OCOG grant has been reduced by $500 per student grant. Lourdes University created the Supplemental Ohio College Opportunity Grant to supplement the lost OCOG funds because we realize the economic challenges faced in these times. If you have any questions about this, please contact the financial aid office at 419-824-3732 or

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants for graduate and undergraduate students. The TEACH grant is for students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families.

Federal Work Study Program

Students who demonstrate financial need based on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be eligible for Federal Work Study (FWS). Obtaining an FWS position is very competitive at Lourdes University.
Important facts about FWS:

  • The funds come directly to you in the form of a paycheck. They are not applied to your bill
  • A work study position is not guaranteed. As the student you are responsible for searching for and obtaining employment
  • In order to work as a federal work study student you must be enrolled at Lourdes University. If, for example you attend classes and have an FWS position for fall, but are not attending spring semester, you cannot work as an FWS in spring
  • If you don’t see any positions posted, don’t get discouraged! Check back regularly as jobs are posted on a continual basis

What is Federal Work-Study?
Am I eligible for Federal Work Study?

Available Positions
Federal Work Study jobs and other employment opportunities will be listed on Handshake:

  1. Go to
  2. Sign in using your Lourdes User Name and Password
  3. Click on “Jobs”
  4. Filter On Campus Jobs
  5. Click “Apply”
  6. Attach your resume and complete the Work Authorization (If you do not have a resume email to set up an appointment).
  7. Click “Submit Application”.

If you have questions, please contact the Career Services Office.