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Financial Aid

The Ohio University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships has information regarding financial aid available to OHIO students. While the Eastern 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 Eastern 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 Eastern campus, it is recommended students use both the OHIO Eastern school code (003101) 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 Eastern Financial Aid Office is happy to assist you with your financial aid questions and completion of your FAFSA. Contact us at 740.699.2536 to schedule an appointment.

Completing the FAFSA Overview

Fill out the FAFSA

Other Forms of Aid

Grants

Many OHIO Eastern 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 Eastern 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 Eastern 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 Eastern) 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 Eastern. Students who completed the ACT or SAT should also assure their scores are sent to OHIO Eastern, 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 Eastern campus scholarship deadline is January 15th.

First-Year Scholarships

  • Students who are selected to receive an academic scholarship will be notified by mail no later than February 14, 2022
  • Scholarship awards will be based on students’ academic performance AND ACT and/or SAT score
  • Scholarship recipients will have until May 2, 2022 to accept their award, failure to return the Scholarship Acceptance Form by May 2, 2022 will result in the scholarship offered being rescinded

Freshman Excellence Scholarship

Details

  • Full tuition waiver for the cost of Eastern 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 Eastern and maintain a 3.3 GPA for renewal

Freshman Distinction Scholarship

Details

  • Half-tuition waiver for the cost of Eastern 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 Eastern 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 Eastern and maintain a 3.0 GPA for renewal

Freshman Multicultural Scholarship

Details

  • Half-tuition waiver for the cost of Eastern 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 Eastern and maintain a 3.0 GPA for renewal

OVAC Scholarship

Details

  • $500/year

All scholarship offers may be renewed for a second year provided the student meets the following criteria:

  • Must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours during their first year of enrollment at Ohio University Eastern
  • Must earn a minimum 3.3 grade point average during their first year of enrollment at Ohio University Eastern

*Please note the above scholarship criteria are subject to change without prior notice.  Scholarship awards are based on the availability of funds, all decisions are final.

Upper-Class/Transfer Scholarships

  • Dean's Scholarship

  • Cultural Merit Scholarship

  • Non-Traditional Scholarship

  • Transfer Scholarship

West Virginia Northern Community College Transfer Scholarship

Student must complete the application, be a graduate from WVNCC with an associate degree, have higher than a 3.0 GPA, and enroll in a bachelor's degree program to be completed on the OHIO Eastern campus. Students are required to maintain full-time status of 12 credit hours or more and be in good academic standing at the end of each term with a 2.5 or higher GPA. Recipients will be reviewed at the end of the academic year for the scholarship to be renewed. Scholarship amount is $1,500/academic year (split between two semesters).

Apply for the WVNCC Transfer Scholarship

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships are funds given in honor or memory of an individual or family and yearly amounts vary according to the monies earned in the scholarship fund. Automatic renewal is not guaranteed with endowed scholarships.

Liberty Antalis Memorial Scholarship

  • Undergraduate pursuing a degree in English, or related field, i.e., Communication or Fine Arts
  • Above average grades from high school
  • 3.0 GPA and 3.5 in English as an upperclassman

Belmont County Endowed Scholarship – Union Local High School

  • Union Local High School graduate
  • Recommended minimums: 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT
  • Upper-class recommended minimum 3.3 GPA

Belmont Savings Bank Scholarship

  • Resident of Belmont County
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Financial need
  • Extracurricular activities considered

Bridgeport Rotary Scholarship

  • Resident of Bridgeport School District, graduate of Bridgeport or St. John Central High School
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate a financial need

Bridgeport/Buckeye Local High School Scholarship

  • Graduate of Bridgeport or Buckeye Local High Schools
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 - 3.0
  • Demonstrate financial need

Burkhart Scholarship

  • Female student
  • Resident of Monroe County
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

Citizens Savings Bank Business Scholarship

  • Must major in Business or a related field
  • Minimum ACT of 21 and top 30% of high school class
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for upper-class applicants
  • Priority given to freshman

Costello Scholarship for Appalachian Students

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Financial need

Paul G. and Stella T. Crum Family Appreciation Scholarship

  • Resident of Monroe County
  • Preference given to students who have attended St. Sylvester's School

Culbertson Scholarship

  • Belmont or Harrison County resident pursuing a degree in one of the "helping" professions
  • Recommended minimum 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT
  • Upper-class recommended minimum 3.3 GPA

Adam and Sylvia Giandomenico Scholarship

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Top 33% of graduating class
  • Financial need

Rodney Hanson Scholarship

  • Education or pre-law Major residing in Belmont County
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need

Eugene and Matilda Heavilin Scholarship

  • Must be incoming freshman from Harrison County
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Thomas and Virginia Helms Scholarship

  • Education major with a minimum 3.0 GPA

James Kettler Memorial Scholarship

  • Priority given to students majoring in physics
  • Consideration given to students majoring in the sciences, mathematics, or education with a concentration in math or the sciences

Kerr Memorial Scholarship

  • Undergraduate pursuing a major in education or business administration
  • Must be Bellaire, St. Clairsville, or Shadyside High School graduate
  • Recommended minimum 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT for high school applicants
  • Upper-class recommended minimum 3.3 GPA

John and Margaret Kirk Scholarship

  • Graduate of a high school in the Barnesville School District
  • Minimum 3.4 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need

John and Elizabeth Lancione Scholarship

  • Bellaire High School graduate in a pre-professional field of study
  • Recommended minimum 3.0 GPA or 20 ACT
  • Upper-class recommended minimum 3.0 GPA

Walter Latacz Scholarship

  • Designated for students who qualify for disability services through Ohio University
  • Priority given to students pursuing a career in healthcare professions

Dr. Richard McMann Scholarship

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Preference to nontraditional students majoring in the humanities or social sciences, especially sociology or anthropology

Wesley Patrick Murphy Memorial Scholarship

  • Majoring in social work
  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A
  • Demonstrate financial need

James Newton, Ph.D. Scholarship

  • Top 20% of high school class
  • Upper-class required minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Students interested in the social sciences with preference give to those interested in geography as a discipline of study
  • Priority given to freshmen or nontraditional students

Ohio University Eastern Campus Scholarship

  • Fund established by OHIO Eastern faculty and staff
  • Incoming freshman with two of the following:
    • Top 25% of senior class
    • High school GPA of 3.5 or above
    • 21 ACT

John and Marcelyn Shannon Scholarship

  • Recipient must be an incoming freshman
  • Top 40% of their class
  • Demonstrate financial need

Roger Sowers Memorial Scholarship

  • Barnesville High School graduate
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Education major
  • Demonstrate financial need

St. Clairsville Rotary Scholarship

  • St. Clairsville High School graduate
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Financial need, leadership, and activities will be considered

Switzerland of Ohio Scholarship for Education

  • Must be a graduate and current resident of the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District
  • Education major
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need

Katherine Whinnery and Family Scholarship

  • Top 50% of high school class
  • Upper-class required minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Preference given to Harrison County residents
  • Demonstrate financial need

Charles A. Wilson Scholarship

  • Bridgeport High School graduate
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

Contact Us

Primary

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

Secondary

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