types of aid available
Federal Pell Grants: These are need-based grants. Eligibility is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All FAFSA applicants will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) that clarifies eligibility and award requirements.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG): These are need based grants. Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA.
Minnesota State Grants: These grants are need-based for eligible Minnesota residents. Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA and a supplemental OHCC Financial Aid application. In order to receive a full Minnesota State Grant, a student must be registered for 15 semester credits. Awards will decrease accordingly for 14 credits down to 3 credits.
William D. Ford Direct Loans (Subsidized): Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA. These loans are interest-free while the student is enrolled and until six months after graduation or withdrawal. Loan amounts are dependent upon financial need and grade level.
William D. Ford Direct Loans (Unsubsidized): Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA. These are non-need based loans for students who need additional funding. Interest starts accruing at time of loan dispersal.
Direct PLUS Loans: These loans are available for parents to borrow for the education of their dependent children. The yearly limit is based on the cost of education minus financial aid for which the student is eligible.
Private Loans: These programs are designed to supplement existing loan programs. They provide long-term, low interest loans for students who cannot obtain financing from traditional financial aid programs. The yearly limit is based on the cost of education minus any financial aid for which the student is eligible.
Oak Hills Scholarships and Grants: There are many memorial and special scholarships and grants available at OHCC. Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA and the OHCC scholarship application (available in the OHCC Financial Aid office).
On-Campus Employment: Part-time jobs and work study options are available on campus. The basis for hiring is financial need (determined by the FAFSA) and the skill to perform the job. OHCC Student Employment Applications are available in the Financial Aid office.