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In 2021, OHIO Chillicothe distributed approximately $9 million in support to students who couldn't afford college on their own through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Chillicothe campus also awarded approximately $639,947 in scholarship funds to qualified students.

The Ohio University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships has information regarding financial aid available to OHIO students. While the Chillicothe campus Financial Aid Office is available to answer all of your questions and help you secure financial aid, your financial aid package will be processed on our main campus in Athens. Please stop by the Chillicothe campus Financial Aid Office or visit the main campus Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

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    This renewable pilot program will cover the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees to attend an Ohio University regional campus for fall 2022 incoming full-time, Pell-eligible freshmen with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA.

FAFSA Overview

In order to receive federal grants and loans as well as qualify for need-based scholarships, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This online government application qualifies students for federal aid based on financial qualifications. The FAFSA is available on October 1 of each year for the following summer, fall, and spring semesters using two previous years tax information. It is important that students remember to complete the FAFSA each year with their same FSA ID.

To attend the Chillicothe campus, it is recommended students use both the OHIO Chillicothe school code (003102) and the Athens campus school code (003100) on the FAFSA.

Students who are under the age of 24, not married, without dependents, not veterans, and do not have special circumstances that demonstrate a separation from the student’s biological parents are considered dependent students and must use their parent’s financial information on the FAFSA.

The OHIO Chillicothe Financial Aid Office is happy to assist you with your financial aid questions and completion of your FAFSA. We have computers in our office area to give you personalized assistance. Join us for Free Application Friday to learn about OHIO Chillicothe and the programs we offer. Plus, start your application and receive an application fee waiver!

Fill out the FAFSA

Other Types of Aid

Grants

Many OHIO Chillicothe students qualify for the Pell Grant or other grants upon completion of the FAFSA. Grants are considered gift aid and do not have to be repaid. Although grants are a very desirable source of financial aid, the availability of grants is generally limited to students with the greatest need.

Loans

Upon completion of the FAFSA, most OHIO Chillicothe students also qualify for Federal Student Loans. Though parental information may be considered to determine how much a student may receive, these loans are in the student’s name and not in the parent’s name. There are two main types of Federal Student Loans that students may receive.

  • The subsidized loan is available to students who qualify financially. For this loan, the federal government pays the interest on the loan while the student is in school at least half-time (six hours).
  • The unsubsidized loan is available to students regardless of financial need. For this loan the interest begins accruing from the time the loan is disbursed. While you may allow your interest to accumulate until repayment begins, it is recommended that students make regular interest payments, if possible.

For both of these loans, repayment begins six months after the student graduates or stops attending school.

Award Letters

An award letter is the amount of financial aid OHIO can offer to each student based on that student’s financial and academic eligibility. Award letters can be found by logging into the Student Center and clicking “View Financial Aid” under the Finances section.

An award letter is only available if the student has completed the FAFSA and the verification process, if required. If an award letter is available, students will have the option to accept or decline their offer which may include scholarships, grants, loans, or other forms of financial aid. Students should visit the OHIO Chillicothe Financial Aid Office with questions or concerns regarding their award letter.

Scholarships

Scholarships can help a student meet all the expenses connected with a college education. Some scholarships are for tuition only while others may help with tuition and (once the tuition commitment has been met) assist students with books and supplies.

Applying for Scholarships at Ohio University

All upper-class students should apply for scholarships at OHIO (Athens or Chillicothe) through the Online Scholarship Application. Students who are selected for an Ohio University scholarship for the upcoming academic year will be notified by June 1st by postal mail.

New freshmen students are automatically considered for scholarships when they are admitted to OHIO Chillicothe. Students who completed the ACT or SAT should also assure their scores are sent to OHIO Chillicothe, as this is a requirement for some scholarships. Since many scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, students should also complete the FAFSA. It is recommended that incoming students complete the application process and FAFSA by January 1st to assure their information is processed by the January 15th first priority date. The Chillicothe campus scholarship deadline is January 15th.

Current Ohio University Chillicothe Annual Scholarship Guide [PDF]

Available OHIO Chillicothe Scholarships

Freshman Excellence Scholarship

Details

  • Full tuition waiver for the cost of Chillicothe campus tuition fee, general fee, and Student Information Systems fee for fall and spring semesters
  • May be renewable for three additional years
  • Up to 15 awards available annually

Qualifications

  • Restricted to graduating high school seniors only
  • ACT composite score of 25 or above/SAT of 1200 or above
  • Top 15% of graduating class
  • Must complete at least 15 hours per semester at OHIO Chillicothe and maintain a 3.3 GPA for renewal

Freshman Distinction Scholarship

Details

  • Half-tuition waiver for the cost of Chillicothe campus tuition fee, general fee, and Student Information Systems fee for fall and spring semesters
  • May be renewable for three additional years
  • Up to 15 awards available annually

Qualifications

  • Restricted to graduating high school seniors only
  • ACT composite score of 23 or above/SAT of 1130 or above
  • Top 20% of graduating class
  • Must complete at least 15 hours per semester at OHIO Chillicothe and maintain a 3.0 GPA for renewal

Freshman Merit Scholarship

Details

  • $1,000 scholarship divided between fall and spring semesters
  • May be renewable for three additional years
  • Up to 15 awards available annually

Qualifications

  • Restricted to graduating high school seniors only
  • ACT composite score of 20 or above/SAT of 1030 or above
  • Top 30% of graduating class
  • Must complete at least 15 hours per semester at OHIO Chillicothe and maintain a 3.0 GPA for renewal

Freshman Multicultural Scholarship

Details

  • Half-tuition waiver for the cost of Chillicothe campus tuition fee, general fee, and Student Information Systems fee for fall and spring semesters
  • May be renewable for three additional years
  • 10 awards available annually

Qualifications

  • Student must be from a historically underrepresented/minority population
  • Must have a 2.75 high school GPA
  • Must complete at least 15 hours per semester at OHIO Chillicothe and maintain a 3.0 GPA for renewal

Hilltoppers For Hope Scholarship

Details

  • Applications must be returned to Kim McKimmy in the Dean’s Office by March 31, 2020 for the screening committee and awards will be made during the spring semester
  • The Health, Wellness, and Safety Committee will review applications and select a recipient based on applicant’s academic achievement, financial need and essay
  • Academic record and financial need will be reviewed
  • $1,000 award

Qualifications

  • Student must be an incoming or current OHIO Chillicothe student that has battled or is battling cancer.
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA
  • Medical documentation of cancer date and treatment from a doctor or a hospital record or bill must be attached to the application
  • Details of financial need will need to be illustrated and verified

Hilltoppers for Hope Scholarship Application and Guidelines [PDF]

GED Scholar Scholarship

Details

  • $1,000 scholarship divided between fall and spring semesters
  • Two awards available annually
  • Non-renewable

Qualifications

  • GED average score of 600 or above
  • Must pass all three sections (English, reading, math) of the AccuPlacer Placement Test at OHIO Chillicothe

Veteran Scholar Scholarship

Details

  • $1,000 scholarship divided between fall and spring semesters
  • Three awards available annually
  • Non-renewable

Qualifications

  • High school diploma with 2.75 GPA or GED average score of 600 or above
  • Must test college ready in all three sections (English, reading, math) of the AccuPlacer Placement Test or ACT/SAT

Endowed Scholarships

First-Year Scholarships

  • Alan Gough Art Scholarship
  • Charles And Daisy Black Educator Scholarship
  • Chillicothe Education Foundation Scholarships
  • Chillicothe Scholarship Foundation
  • Clayton Stein Scholarship
  • Courtney and Paul Tuck Life Science Scholarship
  • Flavian Morgan Scholarship
  • Freshmen Excellence Scholarship
  • Gary Justice Memorial Scholarship
  • Haines Scholarship
  • Howard O. ‘Corky’ Miller Scholarship  
  • Judge Gerald E. And Edythe Radcliffe Scholarship
  • Kathyrn S. Fowler Scholarship
  • Mary Spencer Endowed Scholarship
  • Nicholas M Alexander And Roseann Alexander Memorial Scholarship
  • Officer Larry Cox Memorial Scholarship
  • Ohio University Chillicothe Honors Scholarship
  • Ohio University Chillicothe Ralph ‘Bunk’ Debord Scholarship  
  • Ohio University Chillicothe Scholarship (1804)
  • Robert E. Schaefer Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • S.E.O.O.A. Scholarship

Upper-Class Scholarships

  • A.A.U.W. Chillicothe Branch
  • Administration Scholarship
  • Arthur Vorhies Memorial
  • Chillicothe Dean’s Upper-Class Scholarship
  • Chillicothe Junior Civic League Scholarship
  • Chillicothe Rotary And Robert Schaefer Scholarship Endowment
  • Donald R. Pollock Scholarship
  • Dr. John (Jay) Nickerson, Jr.
  • Faculty Scholarship
  • Flavian Morgan Scholarship
  • Harry T. Black Scholarship
  • Howard O. ‘Corky’ Miller Scholarship
  • Jayne Stone Brown Theater Scholarship
  • Jimmie I. Williams And Barbara J. Williams Nursing Scholarship
  • Karen and Tim Corcoran Scholarship for Education at Ohio University Chillicothe
  • Kiwanis Scholarship
  • Myrl Shoemaker Scholarship
  • Ohio University Chillicothe Health Services Scholarship

Contact Us

Primary

Martha Tanedo, M.A.
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Bennett Hall - Room 134D
740.774.7733
tanedo@ohio.edu

Secondary

Vicki DeLucas
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Elson Hall - Room 141
740.588.1441
delucas@ohio.edu

Secondary

Jacki Adkins
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Student Resource Commons, Collins Center - Southern
740.533.4603
adkinsj@ohio.edu