Ohio University

Financial Aid and Scholarships


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.


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


Online Scholarship Application

The Online Scholarship Application for continuing students is now open! All currently enrolled students should complete the application by the February 1, 2020 deadline. You can access the application by selecting the Online Scholarship Application link or on your OHIO Student Center

This online application serves as your application for the Deans Scholarship along with other endowed and restricted scholarships awarded annually. For best consideration, students should have at least a 3.4 GPA and have earned 15 hours, or more, by the end of this fall semester.


Deadlines! Deadlines! Deadlines!

Check out the Applications and Deadlines webpage at https://www.ohio.edu/financial-aid/applications-deadlines. There are some important dates coming up, especially for prospective Bobcats! Incoming freshmen for the 2020-21 year should submit a completed admissions application by the November 15 Early Action Date. Current students can begin completing the Continuing Student Online Scholarship Application beginning November 1. Review the 2020-21 Calendar often for important dates and deadlines.

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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 2018-19

$13 million

in scholarships awarded to first year students in fall 2018


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