Financial Aid and Scholarships
Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Response to COVID-19
The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships is currently available remotely by e-mail or by calling 740.593.4141. You can also 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 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.
The 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened October 1, 2020. Complete the FAFSA at https://fafsa.gov as soon as possible. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the myFAFSA app to import 2019 tax information into your 2021-22 FAFSA.
2021 admitted freshmen with a submitted FAFSA meeting basic eligibility requirements can expect to receive a Financial Aid Offer in the mail by late-February. See our Application and Deadlines page for more important dates.
The new OHIO Excellence Scholarship program is designed to to recognize the resilience, accomplishments, and diverse contributions of the fall 2021 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 extended early action date of March 1, 2021 are considered for all merit-based awards through this program.
Need another reason to complete the FAFSA? Students whose 21-22 FAFSA results are received by March 1 will also be considered for the OHIO Admission Promise Award. Students do not need to have financial need to qualify.
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. For the 2021-2022 year, the Change of Income application opens in mid-March and will allow families to provide estimated 2021 tax year information. Students must have completed a 21-22 FAFSA and completed federal verification, if required. Students requesting access to the application will be emailed the link after they are offered financial aid for the 21-22 year. For freshmen, this happens in late-February, but emails will be sent after the application opens. Upperclass and transfer students are offered aid in late-March. 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.
of OHIO's first year students received financial aid in 2019-20
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
in need-based financial aid awarded to first year students in 2019-20