Awarding Policy

The following describes the institutional methodology for awarding aid. This information is current as of this academic year and is subject to change annually based on changes in institutional funding, the availability of federal funds, and the needs of the institution to better serve its students. Please note not all aid programs are available at all locations.

Awarding Priority:

  1. Federal Pell Grant

  2. Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  3. Ottawa University Awards and Scholarships

  4. Kansas Comprehensive Grant (Ottawa, KS only)

  5. TEACH Grants

  6. Outside Gift Aid (e.g. scholarships)

  7. Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

  8. Federal Work Study

  9. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

  10. Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

If total gift aid to any student exceeds cost of attendance, Ottawa University awards and scholarships will be reduced, with the exception of academic scholarships. Other aid will be reduced after all OU funds are fully reduced.

Students who are approved and elect to live at home with parents prior to age 21 may have their Ottawa University funding reduced.