​Ohio State to cover full cost of tuition for Ohio Pell families

The Ohio State University will increase aid to provide an unprecedented affordability commitment for in-state students.

The university will ensure that all in-state students who qualify for Pell Grants — a key federal program for students with financial need — receive an aid package that covers the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees. The university will provide institutional aid to close any gap that remains after Pell Grants, Ohio College Opportunity Grants and other gift aid awarded to qualified students.

Ohio State will begin offering the new program to qualifying new, existing and transfer students on the Columbus campus in fall 2018.

This historic step in Ohio State’s strategic focus on access, affordability and excellence will expand aid for an estimated 3,500 in-state students. This program to fully cover tuition and mandatory fees will be funded largely through an endowment created from proceeds of the Comprehensive Energy Management partnership.

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