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Financial Aid and Scholarships

The Office of Student Financial Aid is committed to being your partner in education to working with your and your family to make the Ohio University Zanesville experience possible.

The Ohio University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships has information regarding financial aid available to OHIO students. While the Zanesville campus Financial Aid Office is available to answer all of your questions and help you secure financial aid, your financial aid package will be processed on Athens campus. Please stop by the Zanesville campus Financial Aid Office or contact the 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 2023 incoming full-time freshmen.

  • OHIO Regional Promise

    This renewable pilot program will cover the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees to attend an Ohio University regional campus for fall 2023 incoming full-time, Pell-eligible freshmen with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA.

  • 4 Years, 1 Low Price

    The OHIO Guarantee means students attending Ohio University Zanesville will pay a single fixed rate that covers tuition and most fees for four years. Ohio residents who enroll full-time through one of OHIO’s regional campuses will pay just $3,002 per semester.

FAFSA Overview

In order to receive federal grants and loans as well as qualify for need-based scholarships, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This online government application qualifies students for federal aid based on financial qualifications. The FAFSA is available on October 1 of each year for the following summer, fall, and spring semesters using two previous years tax information. It is important that students remember to complete the FAFSA each year with their same FSA ID.

To attend the Zanesville campus, it is recommended students use both the OHIO Zanesville school code (003108) and the Athens campus school code (003100) on the FAFSA.

Students who are under the age of 24, not married, without dependents, not veterans, and do not have special circumstances that demonstrate a separation from the student’s biological parents are considered dependent students and must use their parent’s financial information on the FAFSA.

The OHIO Zanesville Financial Aid Office is happy to assist you with your financial aid questions and completion of your FAFSA. Contact us at 740.588.1439.


Fill out the FAFSA

Other Forms of Aid


Many OHIO Zanesville students qualify for the Pell Grant or other grants upon completion of the FAFSA. Grants are considered gift aid and do not have to be repaid. Although grants are a very desirable source of financial aid, the availability of grants is generally limited to students with the greatest need.


Upon completion of the FAFSA, most OHIO Zanesville students also qualify for Federal Student Loans. Though parental information may be considered to determine how much a student may receive, these loans are in the student’s name and not in the parent’s name. There are two main types of Federal Student Loans that students may receive.

  • The subsidized loan is available to students who qualify financially. For this loan, the federal government pays the interest on the loan while the student is in school at least half-time (six hours).
  • The unsubsidized loan is available to students regardless of financial need. For this loan the interest begins accruing from the time the loan is disbursed. While you may allow your interest to accumulate until repayment begins, it is recommended that students make regular interest payments, if possible.

For both of these loans, repayment begins six months after the student graduates or stops attending school.

Award Letters

An award letter is the amount of financial aid OHIO can offer to each student based on that student’s financial and academic eligibility. Award letters can be found by logging into the Student Center and clicking “View Financial Aid” under the Finances section.

An award letter is only available if the student has completed the FAFSA and the verification process, if required. If an award letter is available, students will have the option to accept or decline their offer which may include scholarships, grants, loans, or other forms of financial aid. Students should visit the OHIO Zanesville Financial Aid Office with questions or concerns regarding their award letter.


Scholarships can help a student meet all the expenses connected with a college education. Some scholarships are for tuition only while others may help with tuition and, once the tuition commitment has been met, assist students with books and supplies.

Scholarships for New Freshmen

The OHIO Regional Advantage Awards Program can open the doors to an education at an OHIO regional campus – and then wherever your path leads. 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 2023 as full-time, degree-seeking students are eligible for consideration. All incoming first-year students who submit a complete application for admission to an Ohio University regional campus, including the application form and all required supporting materials, by January 15 will be considered automatically for the merit-based portion of the OHIO Regional Advantage Awards. 

OHIO Regional Advantage Awards Program

Incoming students should also complete the regional campus application for admission and FAFSA by the January 15 priority deadline to ensure consideration for campus-specific scholarships.

Scholarships for Upperclass Students

All upper-class students should apply for scholarships at OHIO (Athens or Zanesville) through the Online Scholarship Application. Students who are selected for an Ohio University scholarship for the upcoming academic year will be notified by June 1 by postal mail.


Zane State Transfer Scholarship

  • Student must be a graduate from Zane State College with an associate degree
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in a bachelor degree program to be completed on the OHIO Zanesville campus
  • Students are required to maintain full-time status of 12 credit hours or more and be in good academic standing at the end of each term with a 2.5 or higher GPA.

Recipients will be reviewed at the end of the academic year for the scholarship to be renewed. Scholarship amount is $1,500/academic year (split between two semesters).

Complete the application [PDF]

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships are funds given in honor or memory of an individual or family and yearly amounts vary according to the monies earned in the scholarship fund. Automatic renewal is not guaranteed with endowed scholarships.

The Charles W. & Charlotte M. Love Educational Fund

  • Held by the Muskingum County Community Foundation

The Charles W. Allbritain Education Scholarship

  • Muskingum County high school graduate
  • Enrolled Senior majoring in Education
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA                                                           

The Charles & Alice Moody Scholarship

  • Held by the Genesis HealthCare Foundation
  • Majoring in Nursing, Medical or Allied Health
  • Potential contribution to the health care field as determined by the submitted application
  • Minimum 3.0 GOA
  • Resident of Muskingum, Morgan, Perry, Licking, Coshocton, Guernsey, and Noble Counties
  • When all other criteria are met equally by candidate, financial need may be considered
  • When all other criteria are met equally by candidate, preference should be given to a Genesis employee

The Dr. and Mrs. Parinbam Thamburaj Scholarship

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • 1ST Preference – Science or pre-professional programs; 2nd Preference – pursuing Middle or Secondary Science Education


The Dr. Robert B. Morrison Nursing Scholarship

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Nursing Major
  • Resident of Muskingum, Morgan, or Perry Counties


The Hannah L. Nissen Education Scholarship

  • Majoring in Education
  • Demonstrate financial need


The KeyStone Scholarship

  • Resident of Muskingum County
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • 1ST Preference – Zane State Graduate seeking bachelor’s degree in associated field

The Laura E. Klein Memorial Textbook Scholarship

  • Demonstrate financial need

The Lieutenant Colonel Lloyd N. Barnes Memorial Scholarship

  • Junior or Senior
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Education, Nursing, Social Work, or one that is focused on non-profit / service-oriented career

The Linn Academic Improvement Award

The Lorenz Family Memorial Nursing Scholarship

  • Majoring in Nursing or Allied Health
  • Resident of Noble County

The Marilyn Jones Memorial Scholarship

  • Majoring in Nursing 


The Mary E. Rodeniser Memorial Scholarship

  • Zanesville High School graduate 

The Muskingum County History Mike Kline Scholarship

  • History or Education Major, or Specialized Studies with an emphasis on History
  • Minimum Sophomore standing
  • Demonstrate financial need

The Patricia Kelly Ritner Scholarship

  • Demonstrate financial need


The Ray & Eva Thomas Scholarship

  • Held by the Muskingum County Community Foundation
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

The Ronnica Dodson Scholarship

  • Majoring in Nursing or Allied Health
  • Resident of Muskingum, Morgan, Perry, Coshocton, Guernsey or Noble Counties, OH
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • 1st preference – Genesis Employee
  • Held by the Genesis HealthCare Foundation

The Sara Wion Ryder Memorial Scholarship

  • Resident of Muskingum County
  • Majoring in health sciences and professions
  • Demonstrate financial need

The Thomas L. and Melissa W. Bixler Scholarship

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Identified Learning Disability


The William P. Ramage Memorial Scholarship

  • Majoring in Special Education or Education
  • Demonstrate academic merit or financial need

The Zanesville Scholarship

  • Resident of Muskingum County
  • Demonstrate academic merit

The Zanesville Campus Employee Scholarship

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA


Contact Us


Vicki DeLucas
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Elson Hall - Room 141


Martha Tanedo, M.A.
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Bennett Hall - Room 134D


Jacki Adkins
Assistant Director of Regional Financial Aid
Student Resource Commons, Collins Center - Southern