Cincinnati Pride Grant

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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 be awarded the Pride Grant through the Student Financial Aid office.

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,  Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Disability Services Office, Supplemental Instruction program, Academic Writing Center, and MASS Center on the Clifton campus and the support centers of UC Blue Ash.  

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
  • Have not attempted or earned credit at another institution
  • Remain in good academic standing every semester within the program (2.5 GPA)
How do I renew my contract?

You will receive information from the Student Financial Aid Office regarding future eligibility.  All awards and 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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How do I schedule an appointment to see the CPG Advisor?

Appointments may be scheduled oline via TutorTracInstructions are available for scheduling appointments online.


If you questions regarding academic support or setting up an academic success plan for reinstatement, please contact CPG Advisor.

If you have questions regarding financial aid status or award, please contact Chris Allen.