Ohio University

Financial Aid and Scholarships


Complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA

The 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available and should be completed as soon as possible. You can download the myStudentAid mobile app to complete your FAFSA from your phone.



Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the myFAFSA app to import 2017 tax information into your 2019-2020 FAFSA.


Freshmen Award Letters

We have begun mailing award letters to future bobcats for the fall 2019 and will continue to do so as students complete the FAFSA. For information about costs and financial aid at Ohio University, please view our Award Letter enclosure.

If you haven’t received your award letter yet, check your OHIO Student Center To Do List to make sure there aren’t outstanding items delaying your financial aid awards.


Be Ready for the Satisfactory Academic Progress Review

At the end of spring semester, the annual Satisfactory Academic Progress review will occur. This process reviews all financial aid applicants academic performance. Specifically, this includes a review of GPA, percentage of courses completed, and the number of credit hours attempted toward a degree. We encourage all students to review the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements to ensure you are prepared for this review. Students not meeting requirements will be ineligible for financial aid for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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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