Hiram College

For Adult Undergraduate and Online Students

Financial aid is needed by many students. Students may be eligible for one or several federal and/or state programs.

Eligibility is based on what the student can reasonably pay for education. This ability to pay, or family contribution, is calculated using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can fill out the FAFSA form online and get your results seven to 14 days faster than if you mail in a paper copy.

Hiram College
Financial Aid Office
P.O. Box 67
Hiram, OH 44234
Phone: 330-569-5107
Fax: 330-569-5499
Email: financialaid@hiram.edu
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Tuition Deferment

Many companies offer some type of tuition assistance to employees. Students who participate in company reimbursement plans may be eligible for tuition deferment. Hiram College will permit students who receive reimbursement to defer payment of their tuition until two weeks after posting of grade reports.

Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan

Stafford Loans have low interest and no payments of either interest or principle are due while the borrower is in school. Eligibility is calculated from the FAFSA. Repayment begins six months after graduation, leaving school, or dropping below half-time enrollment status. Annual loan limits are determined by your grade level and are as follows:

  • $3,500 Freshman
  • $4,500 Sophomores
  • $5,500 Juniors & Seniors

Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are designed to help meet costs when other aid or resources are limited.  Interest begins accruing as soon as the funds are delivered to the school. No interest or principle payment is required while the student is enrolled at least half time. Repayment begins when the borrower graduates, leaves school, or drops below half-time enrollment status. Annual loan limits are determined by your grade level and are follows:

  • $6,000 Freshman & Sophomores
  • $7,000 Juniors & Seniors

Ohio College Opportunity Grant

Ohio College Opportunity Grants (OCOG) are available to Ohio residents who are first-time college students after the 2006-07 academic year. Eligibility is determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculated by completion of the FAFSA and enrollment status of the student.

Federal Pell Grants

Pell Grants are from the federal government. Application is made by completing the FAFSA. Eligibility is based on several factors including family income, family size, assets, and debts.