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 timetable for you to help guide you along the path to securing financial assistance.

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.

January of Senior Year
Get your Federal Student Aid ID.

February of Senior Year
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) needs to be filed no later than February 15 to meet our priority date of March 15. By meeting the priority date, the student will be considered for all federal, state and institutional financial aid.

Beginning March Senior Year
If we receive your FAFSA results by our March 15 priority date, you should receive a financial aid award letter in March notifying you of your eligibility for financial aid.

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