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COVID-19 Response

Please visit our COVID-19 Response page to view frequently asked questions regarding how this pandemic may impact your financial aid.

COVID-19 Response

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Response to COVID-19

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships is currently available remotely by e-mail or by calling 740.593.4141. You can also schedule a virtual appointment with your assigned financial aid advisor. Required financial aid documents can be submitted using our Secure Upload Portal (Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers recommended) or faxed to 740.593.4140. Documents can also be placed in the drop box located inside the south entrance doors on the ground floor of Chubb Hall (Court Street side of the building). Please make sure your name and student PID number are listed on all documents. You are encouraged to frequently visit your My OHIO Student Center to review your To Do List to see if any items are needed to complete the processing of your financial aid. 


Complete the 2021-22 FAFSA

The 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened October 1, 2020. Complete the FAFSA at https://fafsa.gov by early January to meet Ohio University's first-priority consideration date of January 15, 2021. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the myFAFSA app to import 2019 tax information into your 2021-22 FAFSA.


2021-2022 Online Scholarship Application Open

The 2021-22 Online Scholarship Application is now open. All students are encouraged to apply for scholarships for the 2021-22 year, including current year freshmen. The deadline is February 1, 2021 for Athens campus students. Regional campus students should check with the Student Services Office on their campuses for deadlines.

Complete the application at https://webapps.ohio.edu/scholarships or on your OHIO Student Center under the "Student Services Links". Students selected to receive scholarships and/or other financial aid will be notified via email in March.


Change of Income Application

Students whose families have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic should contact our office to request access to the Change of Income application. The Change of Income application allows families to provide estimated 2020 tax year information. Students must have completed a 20-21 FAFSA and completed federal verification, if required. Our office is committed to priority processing of Change of Income applications for students affected by COVID-19. Visit our Special Circumstances page for more information.

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The OHIO Guarantee

The OHIO Guarantee sets the standard among Ohio's public institutions of higher education by taking the guesswork out of budgeting for college. The OHIO Guarantee is a cohort based, level-rate tuition, housing, dining, and fee model that assures students and their families a set of comprehensive rates for the pursuit of an undergraduate degree at Ohio University. Tuition, housing, dining, and fee rates established at enrollment remain unchanged for 12 consecutive semesters.

The OHIO Guarantee 


of OHIO's first year students received financial aid in 2019-20

$12 million

in scholarships awarded to first year students in fall 2019


of OHIO's incoming 2019-20 class on the Athens campus received OHIO Signature Awards

$7.8 million

in need-based financial aid awarded to first year students in 2019-20