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August 01, 2014 : Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Affordable Higher Education Option
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager


Lancaster – It’s almost time for a new school year to start and many new college students are getting ready to pack up and move to a new location. But, they’re wondering how they are going to be able to pay for it all. One option is to take classes at a regional campus like Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington.
“Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington is an affordable option,” said Enrollment Manager Pat Fox. “Since we are a commuter campus, there are no room and board costs.  It is also very affordable to take classes.  Tuition for one year is around $5,000.”
Classes begin on August 25.  There is still time to get enrolled and registered for classes.
“We are an open enrollment campus,” said Fox. “What that means is that we have no application deadline. Applicants must have completed high school or received a GED.”
“It’s all about opportunity and access,” said Lancaster Campus Admissions Representative Nate Thomas. “We are still accepting applications for fall semester.  While there is no deadline, we do have procedures for applicants to follow in order to get financial aid applications in for the start of Fall Semester.”
First, students interested in attending Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington must pick up a paper application or apply online.  There is a $20 application fee.  The applicant must also provide a final high school transcript or a copy of a GED certificate.
“Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington administrators will help guide applicants through the remaining procedures,” said Thomas. “We will help them apply for financial aid, schedule placement testing and orientation.  We will also arrange a one-on-one meeting with one of our student academic advisors to schedule classes.”
Thomas said that many students who attend classes at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington like the smaller campus setting, as well as the personal attention they get from administrators during the application process and professors in the classroom.
“We’re here to serve,” said Thomas. “We are going to help you with all the procedures.  It’s okay if applicants are nervous and anxious because you are going to get the help you need along the way.”