October 7, 2022
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Tiger Opportunity Grant

Wittenberg University Launches New Tuition-Free Program for Eligible Ohio Residents

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – In an effort to make a private liberal-arts university education accessible to Ohio students of all backgrounds, Wittenberg University has launched the Tiger Opportunity Grant Program. Under this program, Ohio high school graduates who are eligible to receive the Ohio College Opportunity Grant are now eligible to also receive the Wittenberg Tiger Opportunity Grant, which will cover the cost of tuition for first-time-in-college students through a combination of institutional, state, and federal financial aid.

“Wittenberg has always been a university committed to student success,” said President Michael L. Frandsen, Ph.D. “We believe the college of your dreams should be the one that works hardest to support them, and this program is one more example of how we partner with our families in making their students’ dreams come true with regard to earning a Wittenberg degree.”
The Tiger Opportunity Grant is designed to assist students whose families demonstrate the highest levels of financial need and are within the eligibility criteria for the Ohio College Opportunity Grant as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Ohio residents who are in a first bachelor’s degree program at Wittenberg with an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $2,100 or less and a maximum household income of $96,000 will qualify for the Ohio Opportunity Grant, as well as the Tiger Opportunity Grant.
“This initiative further demonstrates Wittenberg’s commitment to our Ohio high school graduates, and to the economic success of the State of Ohio,” said Vice President for Enrollment Management Maribeth Stevens. “By removing the financial barrier for tuition that often exists for many Ohio students from diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds, we are able to ensure that we continue to educate the next generation of Tigers who will contribute to the continued growth and development within Springfield and throughout the state.”
The Tiger Opportunity Grant Program will cover tuition only. Students will be responsible for any remaining costs for room, board, and fees.
Students must be entering Wittenberg as a first-time undergraduate student in Fall 2023, graduate from an Ohio high school, and be eligible to receive the Ohio College Opportunity Grant as an Ohio resident based on their FAFSA. Applications for the Fall 2023 Semester are officially open, and students can visit this web page or email admission@wittenberg.edu for more information.

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Wittenberg's curriculum has centered on the liberal arts as an education that develops the individual's capacity to think, read, and communicate with precision, understanding, and imagination. We are dedicated to active, engaged learning in the core disciplines of the arts and sciences and in pre-professional education grounded in the liberal arts. Known for the quality of our faculty and their teaching, Wittenberg has more Ohio Professors of the Year than any four-year institution in the state. The university has also been recognized nationally for excellence in community service, sustainability, and intercollegiate athletics. Located among the beautiful rolling hills and hollows of Springfield, Ohio, Wittenberg offers more than 100 majors, minors and special programs, enviable student-faculty research opportunities, a unique student success center, service and study options close to home and abroad, a stellar athletics tradition, and successful career preparation.

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