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Financial Aid and Scholarships

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2018-2019 FAFSA Available

The 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available to complete with your 2016 federal tax information.Ohio University’s first-priority consideration date is January 15, 2018. This is the date by which we should receive the processed results of your FAFSA.

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2018-2019 Online Scholarship Application for Continuing Students

The 2018-2019 Online Scholarship Application for Continuing Students is now available. Submit the application by February 1, 2018 for first-priority consideration.

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IRS Data Retrieval Tool

We recommend using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import 2016 tax information into your 2018-19 FAFSA. Please note that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is unavailable for the 2017-18 FAFSA. To fill out 2017-18 FAFSA, manually input your 2015 tax 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 2016-17

$12 million

in scholarships awarded to first year students in fall 2017


of OHIO's incoming 16-17 class on the Athens campus received OHIO Signature Awards

$9.4 million

in need-based financial aid awarded to first year students in 16-17