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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 financial.aid@ohio.edu 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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    Student Debt Relief

    On August 24, 2022, President Biden announced that the US Department of Education will implement a three-part plan to assist loan borrowers. This plan includes a final extension of the student loan repayment pause through December 31, 2022. It will provide loan forgiveness to borrowers with an individual income of $125,000 or $250,000 for households. Loan forgiveness applies only to loans first disbursed on or before June 30, 2022. If the U.S. Department of Education doesn’t have your income data, a simple application will be available soon. To be notified when the application is available, sign up at the U.S. Department of Education subscription page. Finally, simplification of income-based repayment plans have been proposed that will substantially reduce future monthly payments for eligible borrowers. Please visit studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement/ for the most up-to-date information.


    Student Employment

    There are various types of student employment opportunities at Ohio University.  Federal Work-Study is offered to eligible students as part of their Financial Aid Offer. Only students who have been offered Federal Work-Study on their OHIO Student Center can view and select a position. Student hourly employment is available to enrolled students. Students may review current employment opportunities by visiting www.ohiouniversityjobs.com. Pay rate and hours per week vary.  The Program to Aid Career Exploration (PACE)  is an on-campus, internship-like program. It employs around 300 students per year.  Eligible students must maintain a 2.3 cumulative grade point average and have finished 15 semester hours.  To read more about student employment opportunities at Ohio University, please visit https://www.ohio.edu/financial-aid/types/overview.


    Additional Payment Options

    There are three financing options available to help families meet out-of-pocket college costs. Find information about Ohio University’s payment plan, the Federal Direct PLUS Loan program, and private loans by visiting https://www.ohio.edu/financial-aid/resources/additional. If you have questions or concerns about your financial aid, please visit https://www.ohio.edu/financial-aid/contact to call, email, or make an appointment with your assigned financial aid advisor.

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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