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FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS

OHIO UNIVERSITY - CHILLICOTHE

 

FINANCIAL AID

Are you worried that you may not be able to pay for college? The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that the average college graduate will earn $1 million more in his or her working life than the average high school graduate.


Many sources of financial aid are available to help you. In 2014, Ohio University - Chillicothe distributed approximately $17 million in federal dollars to students who couldn't afford college on their own. Applications for these funds are available at www.fafsa.gov. The Ohio University Chillicothe Campus also awarded approximately $400,000 in scholarship funds to qualified students.

 

 

Completing the FAFSA:
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 January 1 of each year for the following summer, fall, and spring semesters. It is important that students remember to complete the FAFSA each year.

 

To attend the Chillicothe campus, it is recommended students use both the Ohio University - Chillicothe school code (003102) and the Ohio University main 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 University - 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 FAFSA Workshops each Friday at 11:00 a.m. immediately following the College Information Session of Open House Fridays.

 

 

Financial Aid Overview:
The Ohio University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website has information regarding financial aid available to Ohio University 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.

 

 

Grant Information:
Many Ohio University - 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 the neediest students. More information is available on the Ohio University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships grant website.

 

 

Loan Information:
Upon completion of the FAFSA, most Ohio University - 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.

 

More information is available on the Ohio University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships loan website.

 

 

Award Letter Information:
An award letter is the amount of financial aid Ohio University 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 University - Chillicothe Financial Aid Office with questions or concerns regarding their award letter.

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Ohio University - Chillicothe Campus has many scholarship opportunities. 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. There are many ways to search for scholarships. The Internet offers many scholarship opportunities at no cost to the student. Additional general information regarding Ohio University Regional Campus scholarships can be found (here).

 

Scholarships are available to both Ohio University - Chillicothe freshman and upper class students who qualify. Students who are selected for a scholarship for the upcoming academic year will be notified by postal mail by June 1st.

Current Ohio University - Chillicothe Annual Scholarship Guide (.PDF)

 

 

Applying for Scholarships at Ohio University:

All upper class students should apply for scholarships at Ohio University (Athens, or Chillicothe campuses) through the Online Scholarship Application found by going to the main campus Regional Campus Scholarship website.


New freshmen students are automatically considered for scholarships when they are admitted to Ohio University - Chillicothe. In order to gain admission, students must complete the Ohio University Regional Campus Application for Admission and submit their high school or college transcript(s). Students who completed the ACT or SAT should also assure their scores are sent to Ohio University - Chillicothe as this is a requirement for some, but not all, 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 February 15 to assure their information is processed by March 1. The Ohio University - Chillicothe Campus scholarship deadline is March 1.

 


SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The following is a list of available Scholarships at Ohio University - Chillicothe:

 

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
➢  15 awards available annually

Qualifications:

➢  Restricted to graduating high school seniors only
➢  ACT composite score of 25 or above
➢  Top 15% of graduating class
➢  Must complete at least 15 hours per semester at OUC 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
➢  15 awards available annually

Qualifications:

➢  Restricted to graduating high school seniors only
➢  ACT composite score of 23 or above
➢  Top 20% of graduating class
➢  Must complete at least 15 hours per semester at OUC 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
➢ 15 awards available annually

Qualifications:

➢ Restricted to graduating high school seniors only
➢ ACT composite score of 20 or above
➢ Top 30% of graduating class
➢ Must complete at least 15 hours per semester at OUC 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 OUC and maintain a 3.0 GPA

for renewal

 

 

GED Scholar Scholarship:

Details:

➢ $1,000 scholarship divided between fall and spring semesters
➢ 5 awards available annually; non-renewable

Qualifications:

➢ GED average score of 600 or above
➢ Must pass all three sections (English, reading, math) of the Compass Placement

Test at OUC 

 

 

Endowed Scholarships:

Freshmen Scholarships

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

 

Upper-Class Scholarship

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

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Financial Aid Office

T: 740.774.7289

 

OR

 

Ashlee Digges
Coordinator Student of Activities & Academic Advisor

Bennett Hall 139 A
T: 740.774.7229

digges@ohio.edu

 

 

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