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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Fine Arts Talent Award- This link will take you to the application: Fine Arts Talent Award For Academic year 2015-2016.  

We invite high school seniors to visit Ohio University's Theater Division for Scholarship Day. You will have a chance to meet many members of our faculty, tour our theaters and shops, and audition or interview for scholarship awards. We look forward to meeting you! 

Important Scholarship Dates for Incoming Freshmen:

Experience the Arts Day
Monday, October 12, 2015

Fine Arts Talent Award Scholarship Day
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Can’t make these dates? That’s okay. Contact us at and we’ll arrange a day for you to visit campus, get a tour, sit in on classes, meet faculty and students, and have an audition/interview.

*Note: In order to be eligible for scholarship students must submit the FAFSA.

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Ohio University, Athens Campus, Kantner Hall

Upperclassmen- Every spring (look for fliers in March) upperclassmen have an opportunity to apply for additional scholarship money. David Haugen is the head of Scholarship Committee and in Spring Semester students submit essays pertaining to the request for additional scholarships. The students also have three Theater Division faculty members sign off as references on their essays.

Graduate Assistantships- Many (but not all) of our graduate students are awarded some kind of financial aid package. The type of package dictates how many work hours are required per week.

Below are the types of types of aid packages by semester:

  • Full Stipend   $5,445 and Full Tuition Waiver  $4,094  15‐20 hours/week
  • Half Stipend  $2,722 and Full Tuition Waiver $ 4,094   8‐10 hours/week
  • Half Stipend  $2,722  and Half Tuition Waiver  $2,047  8 hours/week 
  • Full Tuition Waiver ONLY =  $900 stipend, $3,194 tuition waived 6 hours/week

You are expected to begin your service work during the first week of classes.