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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. 



Summer Financial Aid

Students interested in taking summer semester classes may be eligible to receive federal and state financial aid, including grants and loans. Summer semester begins the financial aid year at Ohio University. If you have been offered financial aid, check your OHIO Student Center to see if your aid is already being applied toward summer semester.

If your financial aid doesn't include summer, you can email financial.aid@ohio.edu to request your aid be applied over summer, fall, and spring semesters, if applicable. 


2022-2023 Financial Aid Offers!

Financial Aid Offers are now being mailed to fall 2022 incoming freshmen. The Aid Offer provides federal, state, and institutional financial aid funds offered to students. It also includes estimated 2022-23 tuition, residence hall, and meal plan costs. Learn about how the OHIO Guarantee ensures these costs will remain the same for up to four years of undergraduate study. The Financial Aid Enclosure included with the Aid Offer outlines next steps and provides guidance on additional payment options. For next steps, you can also view the 2022-2023 Calendar. Feel free to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships with any questions you have. You can also join one of our upcoming virtual events to learn more about OHIO!

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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