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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Additional Payment Options
2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
In an effort to make the application process easier for students and their families, Congress passed the FAFSA Simplification Act. This Act makes a number of changes to the application process and calculation of financial aid eligibility beginning with the 2024-25 academic year. While the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is normally available October 1 each year, due to these significant changes, the 2024-25 FAFSA will not be available until December 2023. The December release date is only applicable to the 2024-25 FAFSA. The 2025-26 FAFSA is expected to be available October 2024. Visit our FAFSA Simplification page for updates as they become available.
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.