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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Ohio University provides all federal Title IV need-based financial aid programs; all Ohio aid programs; and a variety of grants, loans and scholarships. Need-based financial assistance is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Click a link below to learn more about types of aid offered to incoming students:

Scholarships Need-based aid Additional financial assistance


Financial Aid Timeline for Incoming Freshmen

It's important to think about paying for college as early as possible. We have prepared a timeline for you to help guide you along the path to securing financial assistance.

For students enrolling for fall 2017 and beyond, visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/ to review the changes to the 2017–18 FAFSA. The 2017–18 FAFSA is available October 1, 2016, and can be completed using 2015 tax data. The FAFSA must be received by Ohio University no later than the January 15 priority date in order for you to be considered for all federal, state, and institutional financial aid.

Junior Year of High School
Begin researching scholarship sources by visiting your guidance counselor, local library, browsing the internet and sending letters to civic organizations. It may take several weeks to get a response from scholarship sponsors so be sure to start this process no later than the summer before your senior year.

Beginning October of Senior Year
Get your Federal Student Aid ID and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be received by Ohio University no later than the January 15 priority date in order for you to be considered for all federal, state, and institutional financial aid.

Beginning February of Senior Year
If we receive your FAFSA results by our January 15 priority date, you should receive a financial aid award letter in early February notifying you of your eligibility for financial aid. The letter will also include any merit-based awards for which you are eligible (and of which you may have been notified previously), and any awards for which you are eligible that blend merit and need.

View the financial aid calendar


More Information

More information about financial aid and scholarships is available on the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website.

Student Financial Aid and Scholarships