Types of Aid
Antioch College awards millions in scholarships and grants each year to help families meet full demonstrated need.
Scholarships and grants from the institution, federal government, and other sources directly lower the sticker price for students and their families. We do our very best to ensure that Antioch is affordable and assessable to students who are admitted and who wish to attend.
Apply for financial aid by using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. (Antioch College School Code: 042443)
Antioch College Works Program
Every student who is eligible for the Pell Grant will receive enough institutional aid after Pell to cover full-tuition costs. Federal Pell Grants are usually awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need. Depending on the students’ family income and estimated family contribution as determined on the FAFSA, the college will also provide grants to cover housing.
Antioch College Works Community Service Scholarship
Awarded by the Yellow Springs Community Foundation:
The Antioch College Works Community Service Scholarship will be awarded to a Yellow Springs resident graduating from high school in 2020. Should no applicant fit the criteria of a YSHS graduate, then 2020 graduates from Yellow Springs and YSHS 2020 graduates who reside outside of Yellow Springs students may apply. The applicant must have a strong interest in community service and a sustained educational interest in nonprofits during the 4-year period, with a strong preference for participating in the Miller Fellow Program.
Antioch College offers the following institutional scholarships to new and continuing students:
- Al and Donna Denman New Generation Scholarship: Two need-based scholarships available to students with high financial need. Renewable up to four years for students if a student remains in good academic standing.
- Algo D. Henderson Room and Board Grant: Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need. Awards are determined annually upon submission of the FAFSA.
- Antioch College Alumni Scholarship: $500/academic year for four years to students who are nominated for admission by an alum of Antioch College. Submit a nomination here.
- Antioch College Trustee Scholarship: Merit awards granted on the basis of the strength of the application for admission. Up to $17,000/academic year for four years.
- The Palmer-Reid New Generations Scholarship: One need-based scholarship to assist students who might otherwise be discouraged from applying due to financial circumstances, with preference given to female students.
- Barbara Slaner Winslow Scholarship: Merit awards granted on the basis of the strength of the application for admission. Up to $17,000/academic year for four years.
- Denman Total Need Scholarship: One award given each year to a student with high financial need. Covers room, board and fees.
- The Lukowski/Meller Family Scholarship: Merit awards granted on the basis of the strength of the application for admission. Up to $17,000/academic year for four years.
- Melvin Landsberg Scholarship: Merit award granted on the basis of the strength of the application for admission. $20,000/academic year for four years.
- Rebecca Pennell Scholarship: Tuition scholarship awarded to students with demonstrated financial need. Awards are determined annually upon submission of the FAFSA.
- George G. Seifert Endowed Scholarship: $5,000 per year need-based scholarship providing financial assistance to students who are intellectually capable of doing the work and coming from vocational and technical education high schools or high schools in low-income communities. Special consideration is given to students who have worked and supported themselves for about a year or more after graduating high school; are from immigrant families; or, are the first in their families to attend college.
- Additional named scholarships funded by alumni and friends are offered annually.
Continuing students may apply for these awards:
- Alumni of Courage for Diversity Fund: One-time awards of $500. Awards assist with expenses over cooperative education term, attendance at conferences, etc. Students submit proposal that is reviewed by an award committee. Funding from Alumni of Courage for Diversity Affinity Group.
- Campus Pride Fund: One-time awards of $500. Awards assist with expenses over cooperative education term, attendance at conferences, etc. Students submit proposal that is reviewed by an award committee.
Federal Student Aid
The U.S. Department of Education awards more than $120 billion a year in grants, work-study funds, and loans to more than 13 million students. Federal student aid covers such expenses as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Aid also can help pay for other related expenses, such as a computer and dependent care. Thousands of schools across the country participate in the federal student aid programs; ask the schools you’re interested in whether they do! Learn more at studentaid.ed.gov.
Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. For the 2019–2020 award year (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020), the maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $6,195. The amount you are eligible for is dependent upon a number of variables such as:
- your financial need,
- your cost of attendance,
- your status as a full-time or part-time student, and
- your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.
The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program is the largest federal student loan program. Under this program, the U.S. Department of Education is your lender. There are three types of Direct Loans available:
Direct Subsidized Loans are loans made to eligible undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need to help cover the costs of higher education at a college or career school.
Direct Unsubsidized Loans are loans made to eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, but in this case, the student does not have to demonstrate financial need to be eligible for the loan.
- Direct PLUS Loans are loans made to graduate or professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students to help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid.
Any first-time borrower must complete online entrance counseling as well as the Master Promissory Note using Antioch’s Direct Loan code: G42443. More information on the loan process is available at https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action.
Student employment opportunities offered by the College are filled by each department based on their respective guidelines and timeline. Students’ financial aid awards are not considered in the hiring process. To be considered for a position, a student may need to fulfill one or more of the following: complete a job application, submit a resume and be interviewed by a representative of the department that is offering the position. Students may be employed throughout the College community and it is recommended that they not work more than 20 hours per week. There is no requirement from the Office of Financial Aid that would preclude any student from applying for or accepting a job offer.