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Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Ohio University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships offers information regarding financial aid available to OHIO students. While the Lancaster campus Financial Aid Office is available to answer your questions and help you secure financial aid, your Financial Aid Offer will be processed by staff on our Ohio University Athens campus. Please stop by the Lancaster campus Financial Aid Office or contact the Ohio University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

  • OHIO Regional Advantage

    A set of renewable scholarships designed to ensure that an extraordinary OHIO education is within reach, the program recognizes exemplary academic achievement within our regional communities with awards for fall 2024 incoming full-time freshmen.

  • OHIO Regional Promise

    This renewable award will cover the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees to attend an Ohio University regional campus for fall 2024 incoming full-time, Pell-eligible freshmen with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA whose FAFSA is received by the deadline which has been extended to at least March 15, 2024.

  • 4 Years, 1 Low Price

    The OHIO Guarantee means students attending Ohio University Lancaster will pay a single fixed rate that covers tuition and most fees for four years. During the 2023-2024 year, new Ohio residents who enroll full-time through one of OHIO’s regional campuses will pay $3,089 per semester.

    Tuition and Fees

    OHIO Guarantee

Financial Aid and Aid Offers

  • FAFSA


    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application for all forms of federal, state and institutional financial aid. Students must complete the FAFSA annually. To be considered for all forms of aid, file by OHIO's first-priority date, which has been extended to at least March 15, 2024!

  • Types of Aid


    When it comes to paying for school, you're not alone. Financial aid is offered from many sources. Grants, scholarships, work-study and low-interest loans help make college more affordable.

  • Aid Offers


    Financial Aid Offers provide students with cost information, types and amounts of financial aid offered, and necessary action items. Students are encouraged to also view this information on their MyOHIO Student Center.

Scholarships

Funds for academically talented and creatively gifted students are offered by Ohio University through a variety of scholarships. Your application for admission to Ohio University serves as your application for most University scholarships. Upperclass students who submit the online scholarship application are also considered for most upperclass scholarships.

  • Scholarships for Incoming Fall 2024 Freshmen: The OHIO Regional Advantage Awards program recognizes the exemplary academic achievement within our regional communities. First-year students who are new to an OHIO University regional campus in fall 2024 as full-time, degree-seeking students are eligible for consideration for the Regional Advantage Awards program.
  • Scholarships for Continuing Students: All currently enrolled students should complete the Online Scholarship Application. The 2024-25 scholarship application opens November 1, 2023. Students must apply no later than February 1, 2024, to receive first-priority consideration. Students receiving scholarships will be notified in March.
  • Search online for scholarships
  • Apply for non-university scholarship opportunities

OHIO Lancaster Endowed Scholarships

Paul Bader & Ruth Bader Scholarship

Fulltime students enrolled in or accepted for admission to Ohio University or Ohio University Lancaster; preference given to students enrolled at OHIO Lancaster. Students must be graduates of Liberty Union High School in Baltimore, Ohio, with minimum GPA of 2.5, and demonstrated financial need.

Barber Family Scholarship

Degree-seeking undergraduate enrolled in or accepted for admission to Ohio University Lancaster Campus; preference given to students with financial need based on the Federal Financial Aid Standards, as determined by the University's financial aid office; a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and/or ranked in the top 50 percent of high school year class; preference given to students enrolled in second year of coursework who demonstrate academic potential and progress.

Baughman Family Scholarship at Ohio University Lancaster Campus

Students who attend Ohio University Lancaster Campus as an undergraduate; students who graduated from high school in Lancaster, OH, or students living within the Lancaster School District boundaries. This includes private schools, home schools, or students with GED diplomas; students must have two strong recommendations from a high school teacher, a GED instructor, a guidance counselor, a school administrator, or a community, church or government leader; students who demonstrate financial need based on federal financial aid standards, as determined by the University financial aid office; preference will be given to students who are first-generation college students; preference will be given to students who demonstrate service to the community in which they live; preference will be given to students who are working to pay a portion of their education.

Dr. James Bryant International Scholarship

Preference will be given to international students who attend Ohio University Lancaster Campus.­ Students pursuing academic opportunities overseas may also apply for this award.­

Dr. Jean Lawrence Bryant Scholarship

Preference for this scholarship is given to non-traditional female students who are single parents; consideration will also be given to men who are single parents.­

Carol A. Christy Scholarship Fund

Students who attend Ohio University Lancaster Campus part time as an undergraduate; students who are at least 25 years of age; students who work and/or have family responsibilities in addition to their college studies; students who maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.­­

Dorothy Ent Coleman Scholarship

Students enrolled at Ohio University Lancaster Campus with above-average scholastic standing; full or part-time undergraduate students; maintain a grade point average of 3.0.

Community Bank Scholarship

Students who attend Ohio University Lancaster Campus as an undergraduate; students from Fairfield and Athens counties pursuing an undergraduate degree in business or related fields; priority will be given to applicants seeking a bachelor's degree, but associate degree applicants are considered; applicants must have a 2.5 grade point average to be considered for the award.

Dean's Upperclass Scholarship

Students eligible for this scholarship are upperclassmen with a 3.3 cumulative GPA who have completed at least 30 semester hours; Transfer students are eligible but must be enrolled at least one semester prior to receiving the award and have earned a minimum of 12 hours with a 3.3 average; Students must be registered as a full-time student on the Lancaster Campus to remain eligible for the award.

Bonna and Thomas DeMarco Scholarship

Fulltime students enrolled in or accepted for admission to the University; be enrolled in or accepted for admission to Ohio University Lancaster. Students must have demonstrated financial need and demonstrated academic merit.

William Donelly Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to graduates of Lancaster High School attending Ohio University (Athens or Lancaster).

Fairfield National Bank Scholarship

Full-time or part-time degree seeking undergraduate enrolled in or accepted for admission to Ohio University Lancaster Campus; students who demonstrate financial need based on federal financial aid standards, as determined by the University's financial aid office; recipients must be pursuing a degree in business, finance, accounting or related fields.

Suzy L. Geiger Memorial Scholarship

Students who are enrolled full- or part-time at Ohio University Lancaster Campus; preference will be given to students who exhibit financial need; preference will be given to students who are working to pay for his/her educational expenses.

Clayton and Matilda George Scholarship

Students who are enrolled full- or part-time at Ohio University Lancaster Campus; recipients of this scholarship must have attended Fairfield Union High School and maintained a 2.5 grade point average.

Joan Kirst Gilchrist Award

Students who are enrolled full- or part-time at Ohio University Lancaster Campus; students must have completed at least four accounting technology courses.

Mildred L. Herzberger Scholarship

Fulltime students enrolled in or accepted for admission to Ohio University; residents of Fairfield County, OH. Preference given to students enrolled at Ohio University Lancaster. Students must have minimum GPA of 2.5, demonstrated financial need.

David Johnston Scholarship

Students who are enrolled full- or part-time at Ohio University Lancaster Campus; the recipient is selected based on financial need in addition to academic success.

Fred Kalister Endowed Award

Students who are enrolled full- or part-time at Ohio University Lancaster Campus; preference for this scholarship will be given to students pursuing a degree in art or English; preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need based on federal financial aid standards, as determined by the University's financial aid office.

James Karns Mathematics Scholarship

Students who are enrolled full- or part-time at Ohio University Lancaster Campus; students majoring in mathematics, education or related fields; students with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Charles Kilburger Scholarship (full-tuition scholarship)

The Charles Kilburger scholarship is open to all student who are enrolled and begin their studies full-time at Ohio University Lancaster Campus. To be eligible for consideration the applicant must be a Fairfield County resident and completed 4 years at a Fairfield county high school.

  • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need based on federal financial aid standards (as determined by the University's financial aid office) and academic merit
  • Students must maintain at least a 2.7 GPA to maintain the scholarship for four years
  • Recipients are to complete 2 years at Ohio University Lancaster before relocating to Athens  

Application deadline: Saturday, January 21, 2023.

Alice Kindler Scholarship

Fulltime students enrolled in or accepted for admission to Ohio University or Ohio University Lancaster; preference given to students enrolled at OHIO Lancaster. Students must be residents of Fairfield County in Ohio, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, and demonstrated financial need.

William C. Lehman & Mildred K. Lehman Scholarship

Fulltime students enrolled in or accepted for admission to Ohio University or Ohio University Lancaster; preference given to students enrolled at OHIO Lancaster. Students must be graduates of a high school in Fairfield or Hocking County in Ohio. Students must have minimum GPA of 2.5, and demonstrated financial need.

Dennis and Mary Ann Lupher Scholarship

Students who are enrolled full- or part-time at Ohio University Lancaster Campus; students with a GPA of 3.0 or above or graduate in the 40% of high school class; preference will be given to students who are non-traditional (over age 25).

Betty Menson Scholarship

Students who are enrolled full- or part-time at Ohio University Lancaster Campus; preference will be given to students who are non-traditional (over age 25); preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need based on federal financial aid standards, as determined by the University's financial aid office; students who demonstrate academic achievement. This scholarship has a later deadline of July 31.

John & Cindi Morehead Scholarship

Degree-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in or accepted for admission to the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. Students must be enrolled at least part-time, pursuing a degree in Applied Management, Nursing, or related fields. Student must have graduated from high school in Fairfield County, Ohio or a high school in a contiguous county. Preference will be give to students who are employed at least part-time.

Joan Nixon Freshman Scholarship

Students who are enrolled at Ohio University Lancaster Campus; this scholarship is awarded to the outstanding freshman applicant from Lancaster High School or Fairfield County.

Joan Nixon Transfer Scholarship

Scholarship is awarded to students relocating to the Athens Campus from the Lancaster Campus.

OUL Challenge Scholarship (established by Mark Sells and Family)

Students who are enrolled full-time at Ohio University Lancaster Campus; preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need based on federal financial aid standards, as determined by the University's financial aid office; students with a minimum GPA of 2.7.

OUL Endowment for International Studies

This scholarship is awarded to a deserving international student wishing to attend the Lancaster Campus or a student pursuing a degree related to international study

PNC Bank Scholarship

Students who are enrolled full-time at Ohio University Lancaster Campus; students must be majoring in business administration or related fields; an accumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for scholarship.

Scott Shepherd Memorial Scholarship

Students who are enrolled full- or part-time at Ohio University Lancaster Campus; preference will be given to students seeking a degree in communication studies; consideration will be given to applicants with physical disabilities.

Charles R. and Marilyn Y. Stuckey OUL Scholarship

(up to 90% tuition scholarship) Students who are enrolled full- or part-time at Ohio University Lancaster Campus; preference will be given to students who graduated from Lancaster High School or William V. Fisher Catholic High School; students with a GPA of at least 3.4; students who are pursuing a degree in engineering, computer science, natural sciences, industrial technology, mathematics or related fields.

Herbert Stalter Scholarship

Students who are enrolled full- or part-time at Ohio University Lancaster Campus; Preference will be given to non-traditional students (over the age of 25); preference will be given to students who are majoring in history; there is no GPA disqualifier but preference will be given to those with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.5; student must be demonstrating hard work and dedication to their studies; financial need will be considered for this award.

Larry E. Tipton Working Student Scholarship

Students who are enrolled full- or part-time at Ohio University Lancaster Campus; preference will be given to students majoring in business, education, communication or marketing; students who graduated from a high school within Fairfield County or contiguous counties with high academic standing; students who maintain a full-time or part-time job at the time of application process (must have a job to renew scholarship in subsequent years); student must have a strong recommendation from current employer, with dates of employment.

George Bruce Tudor Scholarship

Undergraduate students enrolled in or accepted for admission to Ohio University Lancaster. Students must have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to student veterans.

 

Jeff & Monica Watts Scholarship

Fulltime undergraduate students enrolled in or accepted for admission to Ohio University Lancaster. Students must have demonstrated financial need, and demonstrated academic merit. Preference will be given to students who are residents of Fairfield County, Ohio.

Richard C. & Betty Jo Weiser Endowed Scholarship

Students who are enrolled full- or part-time at Ohio University Lancaster Campus; this scholarship is awarded alternately every other year; preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in business, education or related fields; financial need will be considered for this award.

Primary

Martha Tanedo, M.A.
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Bennett Hall - Room 134D
740.774.7733
tanedo@ohio.edu

Secondary

Vicki DeLucas
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Elson Hall - Room 141
740.588.1441
delucas@ohio.edu

Secondary

Jacki Adkins
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Student Resource Commons, Collins Center - Southern
740.533.4603
adkinsj@ohio.edu