Capital Need-Based 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.
Federal Need-Based Awards Requiring the FAFSA
Federal Pell Grant – Federal grant based on federal EFC or Student Aid Index (SAI) available to needy students working toward their first bachelor’s degree; see here for full details. Ohio College Opportunity Grant – Ohio grant program for students with high need; see here for full details.
Education Loans Borrowed by the Student
Federal Direct Loans – low interest loans borrowed directly from the US Department of Education; see here for full details. Federal Nursing Loan – Nursing students with federal need may qualify for this low interest loan; see here for full details. Alternative Loans – Funds can be borrowed by students from private lending institutions in order to assist in paying the costs of college; see here for full details.
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; see here for full details.
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. See here for full details. Veterans Benefits – if you or a parent is eligible for VA Education Benefits, see here for more information. Other sources of Aid – see here for several other options for funding to help pay for college.