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The goal of our office is to help students have a successful experience while earning their degrees. We provide helpful resources and opportunities to our students.
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Advisors will be available during all these hours.
Every student is assigned an academic advisor at Orientation based on his or her declared major. The role of the advisor is to assist students in selecting courses needed for degree completion. Undecided students are advised in our office. Students MUST meet with their advisor before every semester.
Visit the Student Resource Commons for free tutoring, placement testing, test proctoring, and disability services.
Click here for more information on Student Resource Commons.
Provides career advising, assessments, Bobcat online job search tools, and job fairs.
Lectures, concerts, and social events are scheduled on topics that help enlighten our understanding and celebrate our differences.
Students 25+ Non-Traditional Students
Almost half of our students are over the age of 25. Most adult students work, have children,
and other responsibilities while attending classes. We understand your time constraints and have assigned an advisor to assist you with registering for classes.

For assistance or more information on being a non-traditional student and the issues that it creates contact Mary Ann Wymer at or phone at 740-547-3877.
Ohio State Law (Section 3345.27 of the Ohio Revised Code – House Bill 147 – effective March 30, 1999) permits the qualifying student to attend any state college or university without paying “tuition and matriculation fees”. Course fees, technology fees, lab fees, etc., are the responsibility of the student and will not be waived.
This program is available only for regular classroom undergraduate courses offered on the Athens and Regional campuses and only if space is available in the class. Registration will be processed only after priority registration for other students is completed.
A qualifying student is defined as “any person who is 60 years of age or older and who has resided in the state for at least one year”. Under this provision, the student has two options.
The qualifying student who wishes to participate in classes, but not for credit, asks permission of the instructor to sit in on the class. The student must show proof of age and Ohio residency with an Ohio driver’s license or Ohio ID card.
Option B is for the qualifying student who wishes to earn credit for the tuition free courses. The academic load for this option must be less than full time and this includes an income qualifier. The student’s family income must be “less than 200% of the federal poverty guideline, as revised annually by the United States secretary of Health and Human Services in accordance with Section 673 of the “Community Services Block Grant Act ’95 Stat. 511 (1981) 42 U.S.C.A. This option requires the student to provide a copy of your most recently filed income tax forms.
For more information or to enroll in the 60+ Program, please contact Mary Ann Wymer at or at 740-547-3877, in the Office of Student and Enrollment Services.
MFSMen and women who have or are currently serving in the military may be eligible for VA Educational Benefits and other federal financial aid. Contact our Veteran Student Advisor for more information and how to apply.
Our Mission Statement is...
"Support and advocate for veterans and military affiliated students in their transition to Ohio University and their pursuit of intellectual and personal development."
OHIO University is a Military Friendly School
Ohio University is proud to be a Military Friendly School. Of 8,000 institutions surveyed, only the top 20% of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide received this designation. OHIO will continue working to improve the experiences of its student veterans and military personnel.
For more information contact:
Mary Ann Wymer
Coordinator of Non-traditional Student Recruitment and Services
Take a look at the Veterans Center website. It is loaded with information and even has a link to outside scholarships. You can pick up a paper copy of the "Veterans and Military Dependent Guide to Ohio University", if needed, in the Student Center.


Free Counseling Services are available for current students. If you are experiencing stress, physical abuse, test anxiety, depression, or drug, alcohol, and substance abuse, please
schedule an appointment by calling the Office of Student Services 740.533.4600
(Ironton) or 740.886.7655 (Proctorville).
Financial Aid at the Southern campus includes scholarships (see below) grants, and loans. Financial aid advisors are available to help students with all aspects of their financial aid.
New freshmen are considered for most scholarships with their
admission application. Certain scholarships may require a supplemental application. The
Freshmen Scholarship deadline is March 1st. Freshmen and upperclassmen scholarship guidelines and supplemental applications can be found by visiting the Ohio University Southern Scholarships page.