University of Cincinnati Options
Student Financial Aid Office
The Student Financial Aid Office is committed to making education as affordable as possible. Every effort will be made to identify university, federal and state resources to assist both undergraduate and graduate students.
Certificate students are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Cincinnatus Scholarship Competition
Freshmen with exemplary high school academic records may be eligible to compete in the Cincinnatus Scholarship Competition. Information is available from the Office of Admissions.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
This form is required for many of the financial aid programs.
Work-Study is a federal program that pays undergraduate and graduate students to work in educational settings.
University Graduate Scholarships & Assistantships
University Graduate Scholarships pay tuition and some fees. Students must be enrolled full-time in the campus-based program in order to be eligible for this funding. Distance learning and certificate students are not eligible.
Graduate Assistantship stipends usually require teaching or research responsibilities.
Certificate students are not eligible for UGS/GA funds.
Nursing Student Loan Program
The loan is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is available to undergraduate students enrolled in the field of nursing. The interest rate is 5% and repayment begins 9 months after less than half-time enrollment. The loan is need based and the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid must also be submitted. Details are available through the UC Office of Student Financial Aid.
Alumni Award Scholarships
The UC Alumni Association awards scholarships to qualifying undergraduate students. Check out the scholarships, details and application forms at the Alumni Association website.