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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 by e-mail or by calling 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. 



Complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA

The 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened October 1, 2021. Complete the FAFSA at https://fafsa.gov as soon as possible. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the myFAFSA app to import 2020 tax information into your 2022-23 FAFSA.

Complete your 2022-23 FAFSA by late December to meet the January 15 first-priority consideration date. 



The OHIO Excellence Awards

The OHIO Excellence Awards program is designed to to recognize the resilience, accomplishments, and diverse contributions of the fall 2022 entering first-year class, the new and expanded program underscores OHIO's commitment to support our students from admission through graduation and beyond. Students applying by the early action date of November 15, 2021 are considered for all merit-based awards through this program.

Need another reason to complete the FAFSA? Students whose 2022-23 FAFSA results are received by January 15, 2022 will also be considered for the OHIO Admission Promise Award. Students do not need to have financial need to qualify.


Online Scholarship Application Open

The 2022-23 Online Scholarship Application is now open. Complete the application by the February 1, 2022 deadline. 

All students are encouraged to apply for scholarships for the 2022-23 year, including current year freshmen. The deadline is February 1, 2022 for Athens campus students. Regional campus students should check with the Student Services Office on their campuses for deadlines.

Complete the application at https://webapps.ohio.edu/scholarships or on your OHIO Student Center under the "Student Services Links". Students selected to receive scholarships and/or other financial aid will be notified via email in March.

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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 2019-20

$12 million

in scholarships awarded to first year students in fall 2019


of OHIO's incoming 2019-20 class on the Athens campus received OHIO Signature Awards

$7.8 million

in need-based financial aid awarded to first year students in 2019-20