To be considered for the following grants, a student must be matriculated in an approved degree program of study. The student must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), be making at least Satisfactory Academic Progress, meet all GPA requirements specific to the type of aid, and meet all reapplication requirements. Renewal is limited to a maximum of eight academic year semesters.

  • JCU Grant: JCU Grant aid is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need based on the results of the FAFSA. This grant is renewable each year, up to eight semesters.
  • JCU Special Circumstance Grant: JCU Special Circumstance Grant aid is awarded to students who have unique financial situations that have not been captured or accurately reflected through the federal financial aid process (FAFSA). In order to be considered for this grant, the student must complete the FAFSA and submit our financial aid appeal form. This grant is not renewable, however a student may reapply each year if their financial hardship continues.
  • Ohio Access Initiative (for the Classes of 2013 and 2014): Low-income Ohio families are able to afford a quality John Carroll education through participation in the Ohio Access Initiative (OAI). This initiative combines a John Carroll grant with federal and state grant aid and the Federal Stafford Loan program to meet the published flat, full-time tuition cost. The OAI program is now known as the John Carroll Access Initiative (JCAI). For information about financial aid and student support under this initiative, please click here.
  • Patriot Award: John Carroll University is proud to welcome our returning U.S. veterans to campus. We are excited to announce the newly created John Carroll Patriot Award to veterans that are utilizing the GI Bill. Through a combination of this award, the new GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program, any U.S. veteran may be able to attend John Carroll University virtually tuition-free. Click here for more information.