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Lunch On Fridays: Word!

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Events: Nov 06, 2014 @ Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH

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Admissions . Financing Your Education . Grants 

Grants

To help meet the financial needs of our students and their families, several institutional, federal and state grants are available at the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA). Grants do not require repayment and are based on financial aid. Grants differ from scholarships, which usually require students to meet specific criteria such as a certain major or exceptional grades. 

Applying for Grants

Once you complete and submit your FAFSA, you automatically are considered for grant funds. No additional application procedures are necessary for grant consideration unless you are selected for verification. If you are selected, the Office of Financial Aid will assist you with completing this process.

Federal Grants

Besides the grants below, you may be eligible for additional federal financial aid, so take a moment to read through the 2012-13 Guide to Federal Student Aid for all your options. 

Federal Pell Grant

The U.S. Department of Education information that you provided on your FAFSA to determine your eligibility for this grant. Pell Grants are based on your financial need, cost of attendance, and your status as a full-time or part-time student. The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $5,550 for the 2012-13 academic year.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

This campus-based grant program offers limited funding to Pell Grant-eligible students who demonstrate exceptional financial need as determined by information submitted on the FAFSA. 

Ohio College Opportunity Grants (OCOG)

This grant is based on Ohio residency, first college start date, enrollment status, and information submitted on the FAFSA. Only students who provide information on the FAFSA resulting in an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $2,190 or less AND a maximum family income of $75,000 or less, are eligible for an OCOG.

CIA Institutional Grants

The Cleveland Institute of Art awards need-based grants to students with exceptional talent, academics, and financial need based on information submitted to the Offices of Admission and Financial Aid.

A CIA Education is Within Your Reach

A CIA Education is Within Your Reach

Take these simple steps to learn your options

Financial Aid Forms

Financial Aid Forms

Click here to access important financial aid forms, publications, and links for more information.

Office of Financial Aid

Hours
M – F 
8:30am – 4:30pm

Address

11141 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone
216.421.7425 or
800.223.4700

Fax
216.754.3634

Email 

financialaid@cia.edu

Still have questions?

Visit our financial aid FAQs or read our financial aid brochure.

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