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State Grants

Union Institute & University participates in the California, Florida, Maine, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont state grant programs:. You may click on the name of the state to go to the state grant website or scroll down for more information on each grant.

California

Union Institute & University is an eligible institution for Cal Grants and Cal National Guard grants effective 07/01/2013 due to a change in the law.

Cal Grant eligibility is controlled by State regulation and is limited to California residents attending academic programs delivered by California academic centers or campuses. Online programs delivered by out-of-state academic centers are not eligible for Cal Grants.

Cal Grant A awards provide tuition assistance while Cal Grant B awards provide assistance for other expenses, i.e. living costs and books, for low income students. When completing the application always use the school code for Union Institute & University (01092300). Do not use a location code like UI&U-Sacramento.

For more information regarding financial aid programs for the State of California, please visit the Cal Grant website.

Florida

The Florida Student Assistance Grant Program (FSAG) is a need-based program available to Florida residents who are full-time, undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial need and are enrolled in participating postsecondary institutions.

The Access to Better Learning and Education Grant Program (ABLE) provides tuition assistance to Florida undergraduate students enrolled in degree programs at eligible private Florida colleges or universities. The amount of the ABLE award is determined annually by the Office of Financial Aid, depending upon available funding.

More information on all financial aid programs for the State of Florida is available on the Florida Department of Education’s website.

Maine

The Maine State Grant program is a need-based program available to residents of the State of Maine who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. More information is available on the Finance Authority of Maine website.

Ohio

The Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) is a need-based aid program for Ohio resident undergraduates. The award is based on each applicant’s estimated family contribution (EFC), which is derived from the FAFSA. To be eligible for an OCOG award, an Ohio resident must have an EFC less than $2,190 and a family income less than $75,000; attend an Ohio independent, public, or for profit college.

More information on all financial aid programs for the State of Ohio is available on the Ohio Board of Regents website.

Rhode Island

The State of Rhode Island offers a need-based grant to residents of the state. More information is available on the Rhode Island Higher Education website.

Vermont

Incentive Grant is a need-based grant awarded to full-time undergraduate Vermont residents enrolled or accepted for enrollment in eligible degree programs who have not already received bachelor’s degrees. To determine eligibility for the grant, complete the FAFSA and then complete the Vermont grant application.

Vermont residents may qualify for the Vermont Part-time Grant if they are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in eligible undergraduate degree programs and have not already received a bachelor’s degree. Students must be taking fewer than 12 credit hours. To determine eligibility for the grant, complete the FAFSA and then complete the Vermont grant application here.

Vermont residents who are not enrolled in high school and are enrolled in non-degree courses that will improve their employability may apply for the Vermont Non-degree Grant. To determine eligibility for the grant, complete the Vermont grant application.