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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

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Complete the 2020-21 FAFSA

The 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened October 1, 2019 and should be completed at https://fafsa.gov as soon as possible. You can download the myStudentAid mobile app to complete your FAFSA from your phone.

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Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the myFAFSA app to import 2018 tax information into your 2020-21 FAFSA.

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OHIO CARES Relief Fund

Ohio University is distributing emergency grants from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES)  Act through the OHIO CARES Relief Fund. The purpose of these grants is to assist students with expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Students must be enrolled in undergraduate coursework on one of Ohio’s campuses in spring 2020 and be eligible for federal financial aid; federal guidelines indicate that students who were exclusively studying online before the COVID-19 pandemic are ineligible. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships will identify and contact eligible students via their Ohio University e-mail account beginning May 4. Eligible students will need to apply for these funds on or before May 11. For more information, visit our Coronavirus website.

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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 

95%

of OHIO's first year students received financial aid in 2018-19

$13 million

in scholarships awarded to first year students in fall 2018

78%

of OHIO's incoming 2018-19 class on the Athens campus received OHIO Signature Awards

$8.2 million

in need-based financial aid awarded to first year students in 2018-19