Financing Your Education

At Defiance College, 99 percent of our students receive financial aid. We award more than $11 million in scholarships and grants annually.
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Financing Your Education

We award 99 percent of our students with financial aid, totaling more than $11 million in scholarships and grants annually.

We’re committed to helping our students reach their educational potentials by providing appropriate financial aid resources.

Defiance College students
Your college education is an investment in your future—and one of the most important decisions you and your family will ever make. Because we realize costs are a significant consideration when selecting a college, we’re committed to offering you comprehensive financial aid opportunities. As for a return on your investment: 91 percent of Defiance College graduates find positions in the workforce or go on to pursue advanced degrees.
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Defiance College awards financial aid to students who have earned a scholarship based on academic performance, or who demonstrate need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

$1,000 Discover Defiance Grant

We are excited to offer first-year, first-time students and transfer students who visit campus a $1,000 grant. The grant is renewable up to four years and will be awarded upon admission to DC. All you have to do is attend one of our admission events or schedule an individual visit and the grant will be added to your current financial award.

Living on campus just got more affordable.

High school students living in northwest Ohio with a 2.8 GPA or higher are eligible to receive the $2,000 NW Ohio Residential Grant, on top of any other financial aid, as long as they plan to live on campus at Defiance College.

Counties include Allen, Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Williams, and Wood.

Merit-based scholarships are awarded to full-time, first-year students, in amounts between $14,000 and $20,000, upon acceptance to the College.

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