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Cincinnati Pride Grant

The Cincinnati Pride Grant, in conjunction with federal, state, and institutional aid, covers the cost of tuition for graduates of the Cincinnati Public School District who meet certain eligibility requirements.

Cincinnati Pride Grant
How does it work?

As part of the University of Cincinnati’s long-standing partnership with the Cincinnati Public School System, graduates of Cincinnati Public Schools who have not attended another post-secondary institution may apply for the Pride Grant through student financial aid.

Priority is given to those students with the greatest financial need who might not otherwise be able to afford a college education.

Why it works

Through the Cincinnati Pride Grant Program (CPG), students are encouraged to use various academic support services to help them succeed. The CPG advisor works with an array of offices and resources on campus, including the Academic Coaching and Peer Tutoring programs, AESS Seminar Course, Counseling Center, Disability Services Office, Foreign Language Lab, Math Lab, Math Success Seminar, Supplemental Instruction program, and PEER Drop-In Writing Center.


How do I become/stay eligible?
To receive this award each term, you must:
  • Be a Cincinnati Public School District graduate
  • File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year
  • Be Pell eligible.  You can verify your eligibility by checking your financial aid status on OneStop.
  • Sign your Pride Grant Contract with Financial Aid
  • Remain in good academic standing every quarter within the program (2.5 GPA)
How do I renew my contract?

You will receive information from the program manager in the Student Financial Aid Office regarding contract renewals and eligibility.  All contracts are processed via the Student Financial Aid Office.

Additional information regarding the Cincinnati Pride Grant can be accessed via the Student Financial Aid Office's CPG Fact Sheet*

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If you have more questions, please contact Kaci Kortis.