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2019-20 FAFSA

The 2019-20 FAFSA is available on October 1, 2018. File by early January to meet Ohio University's first-priority consideration date of January 15.

We recommend using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import 2017 tax information into your 2019-20 FAFSA.

Pay attention to the FAFSA announcements on https://fafsa.gov for website outages.

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Continuing Student Online Scholarship Application

All currently enrolled students should complete the online scholarship application. The 2019-20 online scholarship application opens November 1, 2018. Students must apply no later than February 1, 2019 to receive first-priority consideration. Students receiving scholarships will be notified in early April.

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Additional Payment Options

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships wants to provide you with information about three payment options available to help families meet remaining college costs. These three options are the monthly payment option, Federal Direct PLUS Loan, and a private loan. Click above to learn more.

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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 2017-18

$11 million

in scholarships awarded to first year students in fall 2018


of OHIO's incoming 2017-18 class on the Athens campus received OHIO Signature Awards

$8.5 million

in need-based financial aid awarded to first year students in 2017-18