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Grants & Scholarships

For Undergraduate On Campus Students

If you qualify, scholarships, discounts, and grants can help ease the cost of your Tiffin University education. Scholarships, discounts, and grants are available in many areas, from many providers. Listed below are just a few of your grant and scholarship options. For more information on whether you’re eligible for these real resources, please contact us in The Financial Aid Office. We’re here to help!

What are Scholarships, Discounts and/or Grants?

A scholarship, discount, or grant is a sum of money or other aid granted to a student because of merit, need, or other reasons to pursue his or her studies. Unlike loans, this type of aid does not have to be repaid.

Federal and State Financial Aid

  • Available exclusively to undergraduate students
  • Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA
  • Depends on your status as a full-time or part-time student
  • Must have Financial Need base from the FAFSA
  • Based on your cost of attendance and if you plan to attend the full year or less

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant – SEOG GRANT

  • Available exclusively to undergraduate students
  • Requires exceptional Financial Need base on the FAFSA
  • Priority given to Federal Pell Grant recipients
  • Funds depend on availability

Ohio College Opportunity Grant – OCOG Grant

  • Ohio Resident
  • Financial need
  • Undergraduate Student Only

Tiffin University Aid

Policy: “All eligible undergraduate students are required to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive any Tiffin University Aid. This includes but not limited to Academic Scholarships, Athletic Scholarships, Dragon Assistant Grant, Arts Scholarships, and Leadership Scholarships.”

Students are only eligible to receive ONE institutional scholarship/discount. All financial aid documents required for financial aid and all admissions documents required for admissions is required. Financial Aid will NOT disburse onto accounts until all final official documents are received.

Merit Scholarship LevelCumulative High School GPAMerit Scholarship Amount
Trustee Scholarship:3.75 & Above$16,000
President Scholarship:3.200 – 3.749$14,000
Dean Grant:2.85 – 3.199$12,000
1888 Grant2.40 – 2.849$10,000
Green & Gold Grant2.399 & Below$8,000
Merit Scholarship LevelCumulative High School GPAMerit Scholarship Amount
Transfer Trustee Scholarship:3.75 & Above$16,000
Transfer President Scholarship:3.50 – 3.749$14,000
Transfer Dean Grant:2.70 – 3.499$12,000
Transfer 1888 Grant:2.0 – 2.699$10,000

Academic scholarships are awarded to full-time on-campus students during their first year or to transfer students.  The merit scholarship awarded is based on the Unweighted Cumulative GPA. The amount awarded to a first year or transfer student is the amount they can continue to receive during their enrollment on-campus at Tiffin University. We do not move scholarship amounts up after the first year. This scholarship can not go toward bookstore charges.

If you are currently active duty military, you are eligible for a reduced rate of tuition at Tiffin University. Students who receive this discount are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University’s scholarships, grants, or discounts. Proof required annually to confirm continued eligibility of the tuition rate.

Tuition Costs:

  • $250 per credit hour for Undergraduate Bachelor Degree Students
  • $325 per credit hour for Master Degree Students

Acceptable documentation (please provide one)

  • Proof of service statement or letter
  • Copy of your most recent active enlistment contract
  • Letter from an Education Officer
  • Copy of active military ID
  • Tuition Assistance (TA) Authorization Letter

If you are receiving Tuition Assistance (TA) make sure to send your TA Authorization Letter. Questions please contact tuveterans@tiffin.edu.

Tiffin University offers generous scholarships for Cheerleading, Theatre Performance, and the Music Arts Programs. Check it out at Cheerleading and/or TiffinArts

Tiffin University offers athletic scholarships for intercollegiate sports. For more information visit GoTiffinDragons.

Individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree will receive a fifty percent discount of the tuition rate for on-campus undergraduate courses. Confirmation of the degree, in the form of an official transcript must be presented to the Office of Registration and Records before enrollment. Students who receive this discount are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University’s scholarships, grants, or discounts.

The Chamber & Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership member companies who are accepted by Tiffin University and enroll in Tiffin University courses will receive a discount. Students who receive the tuition discount are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University institutional aid. A letter from your HR department certifying employment or a copy of a current pay stub is required for proof annually.

  • Master Degree Students: $100 per credit hour discount
  • Online and Extended Learning Bachelor Degree Students: $100 per credit hour discount
  • On-Campus Bachelor Degree Students: $200 per credit hour discount

Tiffin University is proud to award the Legacy Scholarship. This scholarship symbolizes the University’s commitment to community and student support and recognizes the importance of family tradition by providing funds to retain students and assist them towards earning a college degree.

The Legacy Scholarship is for dependent children of a Tiffin University Alumni from our PhD, graduate or undergraduate program. The dependent student must be a full-time, on-campus, first-year or transfer undergraduate student. Dependent students must fulfill admission requirements.

This Legacy Scholarship is for one academic year only and is renewable based on meeting the requirements below.

IN ORDER FOR YOU TO MAINTAIN ELIGIBILITY FOR THE LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Fulfill the admission requirements of Tiffin University.
  • Be a dependent of a Tiffin University Alumni from our undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program.
  • Student must be a full-time on-campus, first-year undergraduate  or  transfer student. Online and Off-campus locations do not qualify. Withdrawing from classes may result in this scholarship being reduced or canceled.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Must maintain good academic standing at the university.
  • Cannot receive institutional aid in a credit balance.

This scholarship can be awarded in addition to a merit scholarship, athletic, preforming arts, cheerleading, and/or any additional institutional aid.

Tiffin University will provide a military discount toward tuition to retired military, Veterans, Reservists, National Guard, and/or dependents of active duty (spouse/children). You must submit documentation in order to receive this discount. Students who receive this discount are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University’s scholarships, grants, or discounts. Proof must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office annually to confirm continued eligibility of the discount.

  • Master Degree Students: $250 per credit hour discount
  • Undergraduate Degree Students: $150 per credit hour discount

Acceptable documentation (please provide one):

  • Proof of service statement or letter
  • Copy of your most recent enlistment contract
  • Copy of your most recent Leave and Earning Statement showing estimated time of separation
  • Copy of your DD214
  • Letter from an Education Officer
  • Copy of DEERS form 1172-2
  • Copy of military ID

Full time Undergraduate on-campus students who are a member of Phi Theta Kappa will be eligible to receive $500 per semester from Tiffin University. Members must provide a copy of their certificate.

Volunteers of America employees who are accepted by Tiffin University and enroll in courses will receive a discount. Students who receive the tuition discount are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University institutional aid. A letter from your HR department certifying employment or a copy of a current pay stub is required for proof annually.

  • Graduate Students: $250 per credit hour discount
  • Online and Extended Learning Undergraduate Students: $150 per credit hour discount
  • Main Campus Undergraduate Students: $200 per credit hour discount

Other Scholarships:

These are scholarships offered that students may obtain through outside sources. Examples are: VFW, parent’s employers, religious organizations. You can also check out these sites: CollegeBoardFastwebCheggSallie Mae’s Scholarship Search, and TU’s Financial Aid Facebook page

Individuals who are dependent undergraduate level students and whose parent(s) work for another college or university may be eligible to apply for the Tuition Exchange Scholarship. This scholarship application process must be initiated through the Tuition Exchange liaison at his/her sponsor college (parent’s employer). The tuition award at Tiffin University is $27,780 for 2021-2022.

Tiffin University participates in two Exchange Programs: Tuition Exchange, Inc., and the Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program. A list of participating institutions can be found at the following websites https://telo.tuitionexchange.org/schools.cfm and https://www.cic.edu/member-services/tuition-exchange-program

Tiffin University does not participate in the Tuition Exchange Programs for Graduate (Masters) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) Level programs.

The Tuition Exchange process is separate from the admissions process. Tiffin University Admissions information may be obtained by contacting the Office of Admissions, 800-968-6446.

Any specific questions about the Tuition Exchange Program at Tiffin University can be directed to our Tuition Exchange Import Liaison Officer, Beth Leary, at 419-448-3407 or learybl@tiffin.edu

To be considered for other types of financial aid, we recommend that you file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students receiving a Tuition Exchange award are required to file the FAFSA

College Work-Study Program

The purpose of the College Work-Study program is to expand part-time employment opportunities for eligible students to pursue their education.

If you have been awarded Federal College Work-Study and are interested in employment, please login to Career Connections to search for an on campus job.

We also have agreements with off campus locations, if you have reliable transportation you can visit the financial aid office for a current list of locations and an application for those positions.

Money Earned

Please note that money earned is not automatically applied to your account like other financial aid. Dollars are earned by the student and they will receive the dollars by a paycheck. Employment through the federal work study program is not guaranteed and should not be relied on as a manner for covering a student’s bill.