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Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Federal Loan Requirements

Students who are first-time borrowers must complete the following at studentloans.gov

  • Entrance Counseling
  • Loan Agreement (MPN)

Parents who wish to take a Parent PLUS Loan must complete the following at studentloans.gov

  • Parent PLUS Loan application
  • PLUS Loan Agreement (MPN)
  • PLUS Counseling
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Additional Payment Options

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships wants to provide you with information about three payment options available to help families meet remaining college costs. These three options are the monthly payment option, Federal Direct PLUS Loan, and a private loan. Click above to learn more.

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IRS Data Retrieval Tool

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will be unavailable from 8:00 p.m. ET, September 1 until 5:00 a.m. ET, September 4. During this time, students can still complete and submit a FAFSA form by entering the necessary t ax return information manually.

We recommend using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import 2016 tax information into your 2018-19 FAFSA.

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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 2017-18

$11 million

in scholarships awarded to first year students in fall 2018


of OHIO's incoming 2017-18 class on the Athens campus received OHIO Signature Awards

$8.5 million

in need-based financial aid awarded to first year students in 2017-18