Recent guidance from the U.S. Department of Education is impacting financial eligibility for students who are residents of California and are enrolled in online programs at out-of-state public institutions. Currently, online students who are California residents cannot receive federal financial aid. If the U.S. Department of Education and the state of California do not resolve this issue prior to the start of fall semester, students will not be able to receive aid. Please check this website for updated information as it becomes available.
Updated 8/2/19: The U.S. Department of Education and the state of California have come to a resolution. Financial aid awarding will be reinstated by August 8. Financial aid disbursement for fall semester will not be delayed.
Ohio University has a large and diverse online student population with various aid-eligible programs. To review available online program information, please visit the following sites:
All students applying for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be aware of certain general eligibility requirements.
Bachelor's Completion Programs - Community College Partners
If you are pursuing a bachelor’s completion program in conjunction with a Community College Partner, you will be required to complete a consortium agreement if you are planning dual enrollment for the same term. A consortium agreement is a contract between the student, Ohio University, and the Host (Partner) Institution. The consortium agreement must be submitted by the deadline listed on the agreement for the term you intend to dual enroll.
You must complete both of these documents and follow the instructions for submission if you will be receiving financial aid for the online bachelor's degree completion program and plan dual enrollment.
(1) Please read, sign, and submit the 2019-2020 eCampus Consortium Agreement Policy to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. You only need to submit once per academic year.
(2) Please read, sign and submit the 2019-2020 eCampus Consortium Agreement Form to your academic advisor.
eCampus Consortium Agreement Form Deadlines
For Financial Aid During
|Summer 2019||April 8, 2019|
|Fall 2019||August 5, 2019|
|Spring 2020||December 16, 2019|
Applying for Financial Aid
Receiving Financial Aid
Paying Your Bill
Financial Aid Resources
Students transferring from a closed school may need to meet additional criteria to be eligible for Federal Student financial aid. Please visit the Federal Student Aid website for more details.
Online RN to BSN Students with financial aid should enroll in all courses planned for the semester at one time.
(Session 1, Session 2, & Session 3 OR Session 1 & 2 OR Session 1 & 3)