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Types of Aid

Federal Financial Aid

Antioch College participates in the following federal programs. For more information on these programs, visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa. Each year, students and their families must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at fafsa.ed.gov, using Antioch College’s code: 042443. Antioch does not consider financial information when deciding whether to grant admission. Further information about applying for financial aid will be made available at the time of admittance. 

Federal Pell Grants

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. The amount of aid you can receive depends on your financial need, the cost of attendance at your school, and more. Students can receive the Federal Pell Grant for no more than 12 semesters or the equivalent (roughly six years). You’ll receive a notice if you’re getting close to your limit. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 937-319-6082.

 

William D. Ford Direct Loans

The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program is the largest federal student loan program. Under this program, the U.S. Department of Education is your lender. There are four types of Direct Loans available:

 

  • Direct Subsidized Loans are loans made to eligible undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need to help cover the costs of higher education at a college or career school.
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans are loans made to eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, but in this case, the student does not have to demonstrate financial need to be eligible for the loan.
  • Direct PLUS Loans are loans made to graduate or professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students to help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid.
  • Direct Consolidation Loans allow you to combine all of your eligible federal student loans into a single loan with a single loan servicer.

Any first-time borrower must complete online entrance counseling as well as the Master Promissory Note using Antioch’s Direct Loan code: G42443. More information on the loan process is available at: https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action.

 

Scholarships

 

The Horace Mann Fellowship

 

The Horace Mann Fellowship is a prestigious merit-based fellowship that covers half of the cost of tuition for up to four years* of study, for a combined value of over $64,000.

The LEAF fellowship is a competitive merit-based scholarship and discovery program. Fellows demonstrate aptitude and articulated interest in studying Environmental Science, and commit to working toward a more sustainable future. Each year, ten entering students may be named LEAF scholars. This award covers half of the cost of tuition for up to four years* of study.

AOS is a merit-based award that covers half of the cost of tuition for admitted first generation college students.

DAC is for students who are admitted via Antioch Early Decision by November 15, and who have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, an ACT score of 28 or better, or an SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1250 or greater. DAC is a $5,000 merit-based scholarship for up to four years,* as long as a student is enrolled full-time and maintains a 3.5 or higher GPA.

The ASG Visit Scholarship is a merit-based award valued at $2,200 over four years.* The Scholarship is designed to offset room and board costs only during study quarters on campus and does not include quarters spent on co-op. The ASG is available to all students who visit campus prior to being admitted. Students must live on campus to receive this funding and it may not be used during co-op terms.

Transfer Advanced Study Scholarship (TASS)

TASS is a merit-based scholarship for students transferring to Antioch from another college or university. It can cover up to $1,500 in tuition costs per year when transferring in between 5 and 50 quarter credits. It can be renewed for up to four years* of study.

 

The Olympia Brown Scholarship

The Olympia Brown Scholarship is a merit-based award that can be applied to tuition costs and is renewable each year as long as the minimum required cumulative average GPA is maintained. The annual value of this award may vary.

 

Inquiry & Action in the Arts Scholarship—The arts at Antioch include study and composition in the areas of performance, media arts and visual arts. Inquiry & Action in the Arts Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for students who enter Antioch with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, who plan to study the arts. It is a merit-based scholarship worth $750 per quarter, and can be renewed for up to four years,* for a cumulative value of $11,250.

Inquiry & Action in the Humanities Scholarship—The humanities at Antioch offer rich and contemplative discovery in history, philosophy and literature. Inquiry & Action in the Humanities Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for students who enter Antioch with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, who are interested in studying the Humanities. It is a merit-based scholarship worth $750 per quarter, and can be renewed for up to four years,* for a cumulative value tof $11,250.

Inquiry & Action in the Natural Sciences Scholarship—The sciences at Antioch are concerned with inquiry, research and accomplishment in the areas of biomedical science and environmental science. Inquiry & Action in the Natural Sciences Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for students who enter Antioch with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or greater, who are interested in studying the sciences. It is a merit-based scholarship worth $750 per quarter, and can be renewed for up to four years,* for a combined value of $11,250.

Inquiry & Action in the Social Sciences Scholarship—The social sciences at Antioch seek to map the human ecosystem from individual, cultural and global lenses through the disciplines of psychology, anthropology and political economy. Inquiry & Action in the Social Sciences Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for students who enter Antioch with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or greater, who are interested in studying the social sciences. It is a merit-based scholarship worth $750 per quarter. It can be renewed for up to four years,* for a cumulative value of $11,250.

Inquiry & Action Explorer Scholarship—Antioch offers a rigorous and varied curriculum. Inquiry & Action Explorer Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for students who enter Antioch with a 3.0 or greater unweighted GPA and who want to design their own major or have not yet determined their course of study. It is a merit-based scholarship worth $750 per quarter, and can be renewed for up to four years,* for a cumulative value of $11,250.

Rebecca Pennell Scholarship

The Rebecca Pennell Scholarship is a need-based tuition assistance scholarship. It can be applied to tuition costs, but the amount of the scholarship cannot exceed the total cost of tuition after all other institutional scholarships have been applied. This is an annual scholarship whose yearly value may vary based on demonstrated need.

 

The Arthur E. Morgan Scholarship

The Arthur E. Morgan Scholarship is a need-based room & board award that can offset up to 95% of costs after other scholarships have been applied. The Scholarship may be renewed annually based on demonstrated need.

 

The Algo D. Henderson IMPACT Scholars Scholarship

This is a need-based, annually renewable scholarship that can offset the remaining cost of tuition, room and board after all other forms of need-based aid have been applied. This scholarship is awarded to students admitted from our partner schools.

 

Other Financial Support

 

Antioch College Student Employment

Student employment opportunities offered by the College are filled by each department based on their respective guidelines and timeline. Students' financial aid awards are not considered in the hiring process. To be considered for a position, a student may need to fulfill one or more of the following: complete a job application, submit a resume and be interviewed by a representative of the department that is offering the position. Students may be employed throughout the College community and it is recommended that they not work more than 20 hours per week. There is no requirement from the Office of Financial Aid that would preclude any student from applying for or accepting a job offer.