Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Services

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships provides services to students and parents both in-person and remotely. You can visit our office on the ground floor of Chubb Hall. You can also reach us at or 740.593.4141. You can also contact our office to schedule an in-person appointment or schedule a virtual appointment with your assigned financial aid advisor. Required financial aid documents can be submitted using our Secure Upload Portal (see our Troubleshooting Guide for assistance) or faxed to 740.593.4140. Documents can also be dropped off in our office or 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. 

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    Summer Financial Aid

    Students interested in taking summer semester classes may be eligible to receive federal and state financial aid, including grants and loans. Summer semester begins the financial aid year at Ohio University. If you have been offered financial aid, check your OHIO Student Center to see if your aid is already being applied toward summer semester.

    If your financial aid does not include summer, you can email to request your aid be applied over summer, fall, and spring semesters, if applicable.


    Complete the 2023-24 FAFSA

    The 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened October 1, 2022. Complete your 2023-24 FAFSA by late December to meet the January 15 first-priority consideration date. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import your 2021 tax information. Visit our Future Bobcats page for more information about applying for aid. 


    Satisfactory Academic Progress

    Ohio University is required to monitor the academic progress of all students to ensure financial aid recipients are maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). A student's cumulative grade point average, successful course completion percentage, and progression toward degree completion are reviewed annually after spring semester grades are available. Students must be found to be meeting SAP requirements in order to continue receiving financial aid for all future academic years. The financial aid academic year begins with the summer semester each year. Please visit the link below to review the Ohio University SAP Policy. 


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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 2021-22
in scholarships awarded to first year students in fall 2021
of OHIO's incoming 2021-22 class on the Athens campus received OHIO Excellence Awards
in need-based financial aid awarded to first year students in 2021-22