Be sure to take advantage of the scholarships available to NDC Online students.
At Notre Dame College, we understand that you are making a substantial investment when you make the decision to go back to school. You’re putting not only just your time, but also your hard-earned money into meeting your personal and professional goals. Though career advancement ultimately makes the financial outlay worthwhile, it is still important to find ways of making your college education as affordable as possible. Most students are aware of their options when it comes to federal, need-based grants and loans. Filling out a FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the first step to meeting your education costs. However, a significant number of merit-based scholarships are available through community programs and organizations. It is easier than ever for Ohio students to pursue their education through a program like Notre Dame College Online. To help you get started, we’ve profiled some of the best scholarship opportunities offered exclusively to students in the Buckeye State.
Choose Ohio First
The Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program is part of the state’s strategic effort to strengthen Ohio’s position in STEM-related fields such as medicine, computer technology and alternative energy. This scholarship is awarded to Ohio colleges, universities and their business partners in order to recruit and retain more Ohio students into STEM fields. To date, Choose Ohio First scholarships have been awarded to more than 4,000 students. Scholarship awards range from $1,500 to $5,200 per student, per academic year. For more information about NDC’s involvement in Choose Ohio First, visit here.
Nurse Education Assistance Loan Program (NEALP)
This scholarship provides financial assistance to Ohio students enrolled in approved Ohio nursing education programs. NEALP awards to nurses who intend to serve as instructors, as well as students who intend to work as nurses after graduation. To apply, you must create a NEALP Web account and complete the FAFSA. The NEALP application period runs from January 1 to July 15 each year. For more information, visit the Ohio Higher Ed website.
Ohio College Opportunity Grant
The Ohio Board of regents oversees the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) program. It provides grant money to Ohio residents who demonstrate the highest levels of financial need, as determined by the results of the FAFSA. To be considered, students must be enrolled in an Ohio institution of higher learning and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 2190 or less and a maximum household income of $75,000. For more information, click here.
This program extends the in-state resident tuition rate to any public or private Ohio high school graduate who leaves the state but comes back and enrolls in an undergraduate or graduate program at an Ohio college. Applicants must also establish residency in Ohio. The Forever Buckeye provision removes the 12-month period of establishing domicile in Ohio before becoming eligible for in-state tuition rates. Forever Buckeye aims to encourage young people to return to Ohio and improve the quality of applicants in the Ohio job market. For more information, visit here.
Ohio Third Frontier Internship Program
The goal of this program is to develop the talent of Ohio’s business professionals and to create valuable student work experiences. Ohio Third Frontier aims to foster an environment that leads to the development and retaining of technologies in Ohio that require educated and skilled workers. Students in the program benefit from hands-on experience related to their field of study, while companies who support these internships are partially compensated for wages paid to interns. After graduation, you may receive employment offers from the business at which you interned. For more information, visit here.
Choosing a program that’s right for you is just as important as exploring how to pay for college. Notre Dame College provides the quality, respected education you are looking for. Our online programs foster an environment that is both coeducational and career-focused. In contrast to a large university, NDC has a reputation for both small class size and personalized attention. Through NDC’s online courses, our experienced professors and instructors provide you with the knowledge you need to advance your career.
NDC Online is a great choice for Ohio students like you because, although courses meet 100 percent online, you can visit our campus at any time. NDC offers certificate, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in the following areas:
No matter what your professional goals are, NDC has the flexible, affordable program that’s right for you. Visit our online programs page for more information.