Adult and Professional Education (APEX)

Financial Assistance

Choosing Xavier University is an important step toward achieving your life and career goals. We are here to help you address important financial assistance issues so you can pursue your education.

Xavier Accelerated Degree Completion (ADC) Grants

ADC Grants

Students in the Accelerated Degree Completion Program will be awarded the Xavier ADC grant upon admission for the first semester based on enrolled credit hours as detailed below. This grant is awarded annually and will be adjusted if enrolled hours change.

  • 3 credit hours - up to $250
  • 6-9 credit hours - up to $500
  • 12+ credit hours - up to $750

This award may be renewed each year based on fund availability, academic status, and financial need. Students must be in good academic standing by achieving a 2.0 or better cumulative GPA each semester to be eligible for renewal. Students receiving the senior-citizen tuition rate, Xavier tuition remission, or VA benefits are not eligible for the ADC grant.

Persistence Grants for ADC Students

Additional ADC grants are available to eligible students as you enter your third semester and going forward.

NEW! Early Application Grant

Complete your ADC application by May 13, 2022 for Summer 2022 and earn $1,000 toward your first semester tuition bill!

To be eligible, recipients must:
  • Complete application and submit all official transcripts
  • Be accepted into the ADC program
  • Register for 6 or more credit hours for the Summer  semester

Students with access to additional benefits, such as, Xavier tuition remission, VA benefits, and the senior-citizen tuition rate, are not eligible.

These grants are automatically applied once you are enrolled. 

APEX Day/Evening Grants

Transfer Scholarships and Grants

Students admitted with transfer credit to the APEX Day/Evening program may be eligible for a transfer scholarship or grant. To qualify for a transfer award, students must maintain full-time status. To be considered for a Transfer scholarship, students are required to submit the FAFSA and anticipated enrollment hours each year. Check the admission website for details on the transfer awards

Students in the Accelerated Degree Completion Program are not eligible for the transfer scholarship or grant. 

Federal Grants

Pell Grant

The Pell Grant usually is awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree. To apply, students must complete the FAFSA each year. The amount of the Pell Grant varies based upon the level of financial need and the number of credit hours for which the student is enrolled. The maximum full-time award is $6,895 for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

The SEOG is awarded to undergraduate students based on financial need. Xavier University receives a limited amount of federal funding to use for SEOG awards, therefore the grant is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC) who will also receive a Pell Grant during the award year are awarded first. To receive consideration for the SEOG, students must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Have a complete financial aid file by June 1 (includes a valid FAFSA, documentation required for verification, and resolution of FAFSA Student Aid Report comments and discrepancies)
  • Be Pell-Grant eligible
  • Demonstrate need as determined by the FAFSA
  • Enroll in a first bachelor's degree program
  • Enroll at least half time (6 or more credit hours)
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards

**Incoming students who have been awarded a FSEOG but have not committed to Xavier by June 1 will have their grant cancelled. Awarded students who are not enrolled by the end of the add/drop period each semester also will have their FSEOG cancelled.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

The TEACH grant provides up to $3,772 for the 2021-2022 academic year to students who are completing or plan to complete coursework needed to begin a career in teaching. This program requires graduates to work as full-time teachers in high-need fields, in public or private elementary or secondary schools that serve low-income students.

State Aid

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)

The OCOG is a need-based grant from the state of Ohio for resident undergraduate students from low- and moderate-income families. Awards are based on family income with consideration given to the number of dependents in the family. Application is made when residents complete the FAFSA form. The grant is given to part-time and full-time students. The maximum award amount is $4,200 (full-time students) for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Ohio Transfer Council Scholarships

The Ohio Transfer Council annually awards non-renewable $1,000 scholarships to students who transfer from one member institution to another. Students must begin at their new school during the fall semester.


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Go to the Student Financial Services website for additional information and to contact a financial aid counselor.