Grants & Scholarships

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

Federal Pell Grant

  • 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.

 

Tiffin University Academic Scholarships for on-campus First Year Undergraduates only beginning the 2020-2021 Academic Year:

Trustee Scholarship:$14,000
President Scholarship:$13,000
Dean Grant:$10,000
1888 Grant$8,000
Green & Gold Grant$6,000

 

Tiffin University Transfer Academic Scholarships for on-campus Undergraduate Transfer Students only beginning the 2020-2021 Academic Year:

Transfer Trustee Scholarship:$10,000
Transfer President Scholarship:$9,000
Transfer Dean Grant:$7,000

Academic scholarships are awarded to full-time on campus students during their first year or to transfer students. Students must maintain a 2.50 cumulative grade point average keep the Trustee and President Scholarship and a 2.0 cumulative grade point average to maintain the Dean Grant. The amount awarded to a first year or transfer student is the amount they can continue to receive as long as the student meets the required cumulative grade point average. We do not move scholarship amounts up after the first year. This scholarship can not go toward bookstore charges.

 

Active Duty Tuition Rates

If you are currently active duty military, you are eligible for a reduced rate of tuition at Tiffin University. Students who receive this benefit are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University discounts/grants. 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) to Denise Burkin at BurkinDI@tiffin.edu or Julie Starkweather at StarkweatherJA@tiffin.edu

  • 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 call Denise Burkin at 419-448-3340.

 

Activity Scholarships:

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

 

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AICUO) Discount

Members of AICUO will be eligible to receive a discount towards tuition from Tiffin University. Members must provide proof of membership annually. Students who receive this discount are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University's discounts.

Eligible students may receive the following:

  • Doctoral degree program students - $150 per credit hour discount

 

Athletic Scholarships:

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

 

AVI Employee Discount

AVI Employees will be eligible to receive a discount towards tuition from Tiffin University. A letter from your HR department stating that you are an employee must be provided in order to receive this discount. Students who receive this discount are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University's discounts. Proof of employment is required annually to confirm continued eligibility of the discount.

Eligible students may receive the following:

  • Master Degree Students: $250 per credit hour discount
  • Online and Extended Learning Bachelor Degree Students: $150 per credit hour discount

 

Bachelor's Degree Discount

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 Discounts.

 

The Chamber & Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership Discount

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

 

Commodore Perry Member and Employee Discount

Commodore Perry members and employees will be eligible to receive a discount towards tuition from Tiffin University. Members must provide a current statement or letter from the credit union showing that you are a current member and employees must provide a letter from your HR department stating that you are an employee, in order to receive this discount. Students who receive this discount are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University's discounts. Proof of employment or membership is required annually to confirm continued eligibility of the discount.

Eligible students may receive the following:

  • Master Degree Students: $250 per credit hour discount
  • Online and Extended Learning Bachelor Degree Students: $150 per credit hour discount

 

Dragon Diversity Scholarship

Under-represented (minority) undergraduate students on the Tiffin Campus with a Tiffin University cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher and demonstrated financial need are eligible to be considered for a non-renewable Dragon Diversity Scholarship. The awards are determined by the Diversity Committee in the spring semester for the following academic year. The scholarship application must be submitted by 5pm EST April 12, 2019.

 

Dragon Leadership Scholarship

Undergraduate students on the Tiffin campus are eligible to be considered for a non-renewable Dragon Leadership Scholarship. Students who receive grants for participating in athletics, music/dance, cheerleading, or theatre are not eligible to apply for the Dragon Leadership Scholarship. The scholarship application must be submitted by 5pm EST April 12, 2019.

 

First Solar Discount

First Solar full-time employees will be eligible to receive a discount towards tuition from Tiffin University. A letter from your HR department stating that you are an employee must be provided in order to receive this discount. Students who receive this discount are not eligible to receive other forms of Tiffin University discounts. Proof of employment or membership is required annually to confirm continued eligibility of the discount.

Eligible students may receive the following:

  • Master Degree Students: $250 per credit hour discount
  • Online and Extended Learning Bachelor Degree Students: $150 per credit hour discount

 

Fraternal Order of Police Scholarship:

A member and a spouse (Auxiliary Member) of the FOP will be eligible to receive a discount towards tuition from Tiffin University. Students must provide a copy of their FOP membership ID card to receive this discount. Students who receive this discount are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University's discounts. Proof of employment or membership is required annually to confirm continued eligibility of the discount.

Eligible students may receive the following:

  • Master Degree Students: $250 per credit hour discount
  • Online and Extended Learning Bachelor Degree Students: $150 per credit hour discount

 

Graduate Alumni Discount

Graduate students who obtained a bachelor’s and/or master's degree from Tiffin University are eligible for a $150 per credit hour discount. Students who receive this discount are not eligible for any other Tiffin University discounts.

Graduate and Undergraduate students whose masters and/or bachelors degrees were obtained from Tiffin University, will be eligible to receive a $150 per credit hour discount toward the doctoral program for Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Change. Students who receive this discount are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University's discounts.

 

 

International Modern Pentathlon Federation (UIPM)

UIPM athletes and coaches certified in their respective UIPM Programs, an UIPM employees will be eligible to receive a discount towards tuition from Tiffin University. Students must provide a copy of their membership/employment. Students who receive this discount are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University's discounts. Proof of employment/membership is required annually to confirm continued eligibility of the discount.

  • Master Degree/Certificate Students: $250 per credit hour discount
  • Online and Extended Learning Bachelor Degree/Certificate Students: $150 per credit hour discount
  • On-Campus Bachelor Degree Students: $200 per credit hour discount

 

International Students Financial Aid Opportunities

We have a variety of financial aid opportunities for our international students. Please contact the International Student Office at ia@tiffin.edu or 419-448-3287 for more information.

 

Legacy Scholarship

The Legacy Scholarship is for dependent children of a Tiffin University Alumni from our graduate or undergraduate program. The dependent student must be a full-time, on-campus, first-year or first-year transfer undergraduate student. Dependent students must maintain a 2.50 cumulative grade point average and fulfill admission requirements.

 

Los Angeles, CA County Employee Discount

Los Angeles, CA County Employees will be eligible to receive a discount towards tuition from Tiffin University. A letter from your HR department stating that you are an employee or a copy of your current badge, must be provided in order to receive this discount. Students who receive this discount are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University's discounts. Proof of employment or membership is required annually to confirm continued eligibility of the discount.

Eligible students may receive the following:

  • Master Degree Students: $250 per credit hour discount
  • Online and Extended Learning Bachelor Degree Students: $150 per credit hour discount

 

Marathon Employee Discount

Marathon Employees will be eligible to receive a discount towards tuition from Tiffin University. A letter from your HR department stating that you are an employee or a copy of your most recent pay stub must be provided in order to receive this discount. Students who receive this discount are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University's discounts. Proof of employment or membership is required annually to confirm continued eligibility of the discount.

Eligible students may receive the following:

  • Master Degree Students: $250 per credit hour discount
  • Online and Extended Learning Bachelor Degree Students: $150 per credit hour discount

 

Military Discount

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 discounts. Proof required 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

 

Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance Discount

Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance 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

 

Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) Discount

Members of OFIC will be eligible to receive a discount towards tuition from Tiffin University. Members must provide proof of membership annually. Students who receive this discount are not eligible to receive additional types of Tiffin University's discounts.

Eligible students may receive the following:

  • Doctoral degree program students- $150 per credit hour discount

 

Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (OPBA) Discount

Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (OPBA) members 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. Proof of employment or membership is required annually to confirm continued eligibility of the discount.

  • Master Degree Students: $250 per credit hour discount
  • Online and Extended Learning Bachelor Degree Students: $150 per credit hour discount

 

Perrysburg Area Chamber of Commerce Discount

Perrysburg Area Chamber of Commerce 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

 

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

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.

 

Senior Citizen Discount

Those who are 60 years old or older may take courses for personal enrichment, and not for credit, for a fee of $25.00 for each course. Such enrollment is subject to availability of space and discretion of the University.

 

    Tiffin University Endowed Scholarships

     

    WISE (Women in Sports and Events) Discount

    WISE members 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. Proof of membership is required annually to confirm continued eligibility of the discount.

    • Master Degree Students: $250 per credit hour discount
    • Online and Extended Learning Bachelor Degree Students: $150 per credit hour discount
    • On-Campus Bachelor Degree Students: $200 per credit hour

     

    Outside 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: CollegeBoard, Fastweb, CheggTU's Financial Aid Facebook page. Try the phone application: Scholly

       

      Tuition Exchange, Inc. Scholarship Program

      Individuals who are dependent undergraduate level students and whose parent(s) works 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 $27,210 for 2020-2021.

      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 totally 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.