Types of Aid 


UA offers thousands of scholarships and awards more than $17 million each year in scholarship aid. With the largest endowment of any public university in northern Ohio, UA is able to give many talented students the chance to study. Awards range from hundreds of dollars to complete, full-ride academic scholarships. Learn more.


Grants are a form of aid based only on financial need and, except under extremely limited conditions, do not have to be repaid. The primary federal grants are the Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), and the National Science and Math Access to Retain Talent Grant (SMART). State grants include the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) and the TEACH Grant. Learn more.


After grants and scholarships are applied to your account, the balance of your cost of attendance can be paid using loans. Unlike other types of financial aid, loans must be repaid. Learn more.

Student Employment

Employment opportunities are available on and off campus for eligible students. UA offers several student employment programs including the Regular Student Assistant Program, the Job Location and Development Program, and the Federal Work Study Program. Learn more.

Installment Payment Plan (IPP)

The Installment Payment Plan allows students to pay their tuition and fees in installments over the course of the semester. To enroll, a student should complete the IPP application and submit a fee and down payment. Learn more.

Programs for Non-Ohio Residents

The Akron Advantage Award Program offers scholarship awards for qualified non-Ohio residents. The Akron Advantage Blue and Gold Awards are applied toward the out-of-state tuition charges. Learn more.

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