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Ohio University Zanesville is committed to helping students and their families in making financial preparations to pay the cost of attending college. More than 85 percent of Zanesville Campus students receive merit or need-based financial aid. 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 our main campus in Athens. Please stop by the Zanesville campus Financial Aid Office or visit the main campus Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

  • 4 Years, 1 Low Price

    Ohio residents can attend Ohio University Zanesville for just $3,002 per semester. Stay worry-free with this locked-in price for 12 consecutive semesters with the OHIO Guarantee.

  • 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 2022 incoming full-time, Pell-eligible freshmen with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA.

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.

Applying for Scholarships at Ohio University

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 February 14th by postal mail.

New freshmen students are automatically considered for scholarships when they are admitted to OHIO Zanesville. Students who completed the ACT or SAT should also assure their scores are sent to OHIO Zanesville, as this is a requirement for some scholarships. To qualify for scholarships, you must be a spring 2022 graduate from an Ohio high school planning to enroll at Ohio University Zanesville in the Fall Semester immediately after your high school graduation. Only students who have submitted an application for admission, the $20 non-refundable application fee, official high school transcripts, and required test scores by January 31, 2022 are eligible. Since many scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, students should also complete the FAFSA. It is recommended that incoming students complete the application process and FAFSA by January 1st to assure their information is processed by the priority date. The Zanesville campus scholarship deadline is January 31st.

Scholarship recipients will have until May 2, 2022 to accept their award, failure to return the Scholarship Acceptance Form by May 2, 2022 will result in the scholarship offered being rescinded

Available OHIO Zanesville Scholarships

Academic Level Scholarships


  • Academic Level 1              Full Tuition
  • Academic Level 2              $2500
  • Academic Level 3              $1500

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]

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