Ohio University

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We invest in you

OHIO Value

An OHIO education is within your reach

An Ohio University degree is an investment, one that allows 93% of our graduates to gain employment or pursue further education within one year of graduation. We are continuously striving to make college more affordable and accessible, while maintaining the high quality and value of an OHIO education.


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#1 Best Value

Public University in Ohio (U.S. News & World Report)

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Our guarantee is your path to success.

The OHIO Guarantee+ is our way to invest in your success, for life. We have long provided level-rate tuition, housing, dining, and fees locked in for four years (12 semesters including summers). Now, we’re rolling out individualized graduation plans that ensure on-time and on-plan graduation, or we’ll make it right, including covering the cost of additional courses if necessary. Plus we’re expanding access to alumni-only scholarships for continuing education as well as career counseling for life.

Generous Scholarships and Grants

Our generous scholarships and grants represent our commitment to investing in students like you. These awards include renewable merit-based scholarships, need-based scholarships and grants, and awards based on criteria that include academic performance, financial need, or both. We also provide scholarships for diversity and access, fine arts talent awards, and upperclass scholarships to award academic success once at OHIO. No separate application is necessary--your application to OHIO serves as your scholarship application. Apply by the November 15 Early Action Deadline for best consideration.

Through the OHIO Admission Promise, qualifying fall 2021 applicants can receive automatic general University admission to the Athens campus. And we’re taking that promise even further by offering, at minimum, a renewable $2,000 OHIO Admission Promise Award when you complete the FAFSA on time. If you earn a 3.0+ cumulative grade point average, you may be eligible. Review the details on eligibility requirements and more on the OHIO Admission Promise web page.

OHIO offers other scholarship opportunities for first-year and continuing students. Generous scholarships also are available for transfer, regional, and international students at OHIO.

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A comprehensive approach to aid

In 2019, 89% of OHIO students received financial assistance such as grants, loans, scholarships, and/or Federal Work-Study. Comprehensive financial aid award letters include all types of financial aid students are eligible to receive. Award letters also outline annual costs to provide families with their out-of-pocket costs, allowing for transparency and financial planning.

Choices to fit your budget

Taking advantage of economical rates for our regional campuses or award-winning online programs doesn’t mean shortchanging your education. You get OHIO quality at a cost you can afford.

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