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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 Zanesville 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 Zanesville 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 1, 2024.

  • 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. 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 1, 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

Transfer Scholarships

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 Health Care 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 Health Care 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

 

Primary

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

Secondary

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

Secondary

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