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Types of Aid

Capital Awards Requiring the FAFSA

Capital University is committed to helping families with the greatest need. The following Capital-sponsored grants and scholarships use the FAFSA to determine eligibility for additional free or gift-aid funding for our students. 

  • Capital Connect Grant – Need-based tuition award using FAFSA data to determine amount/eligibility.
  • Living-Learning Tuition Grant – Need-based tuition award using FAFSA data to determine amount/eligibility for students living in Capital University owned housing.
  • Main Street Expanded Scholarship – Up to full tuition and term fees through a combination of Capital-sponsored scholarships/grants and federal/state grant aid for students who are Ohio residents, have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 or better, and a family income between $0 and $60,000. 

Need-Based Gift Money Requiring the FAFSA

Education Loans Borrowed by the Student

  • Federal Direct Loans – low interest loans borrowed directly from the US Department of Education 
  • Federal Nursing Loan – Nursing students with federal need may qualify for this low interest loan
  • Alternative Loans – Funds can be borrowed by students from private lending institutions in order to assist in paying the costs of college

Education Loan Borrowed by the Parent

  • Federal PLUS Loan – federal funds that can be borrowed by the parent or step-parent of a dependent student 

Other Funds Available to Help Cover the Costs of College

  • Student Employment – students may be eligible to earn regular paychecks for working in a department on campus. These funds can then be used to cover the tuition or any other costs associated with going to college.
  • Veterans Benefits – if you or a parent is eligible for VA Education Benefits. 
  • Other sources of Aid – see here for several other options for funding to help pay for college.