For financial aid purposes, full-time enrollment is 12 credit hours for undergraduate students and nine credit hours for graduate students. All undergraduate Ohio residents receiving the Ohio Instructional Grant (OIG) or the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) must be registered full time (at least 12 credit hours) to receive the maximum grant. Federal Direct Student and PLUS Loan recipients must be registered at least half time (six undergraduate credit hours or five graduate hours) to receive these loans. Aid recipients registered for less than full-time enrollment may be eligible to receive a proportionately adjusted award amount for certain aid programs.
The financial aid credits that will be applied to your account include the following: Federal Pell Grant, Ohio Instructional Grant (OIG) or the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant, National SMART Grant, Federal Perkins Loans, Federal Direct Student and PLUS Loans, Ohio University Grants, Ohio University and Corporate Scholarships, and Outside Agency Scholarships (applied once donor check has been received and deposited by the University). If you have been selected for verification, no disbursements of federal, state, or institutional aid will be made unless all requested documents have been received and processed.
If you receive financial aid in excess of your tuition and fees for a given term, a refund will be issued from Ohio University. Refunds of financial aid funds cannot be issued before the quarter begins. All excess credit that occurs on your account will be refunded to you by check or by direct deposit to your bank account. Refunds of Parent PLUS Loan proceeds are mailed directly to the parent borrower at the address on file (from the promissory note) in the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Refund checks (made payable to the student) are mailed to the student’s local address. In the event that no local address is on file, the check will be mailed to the student’s permanent address. It is very important that students keep their local addresses current. You may update your student address online from the University Registrar Web site and select Update My Address. You must use your OAK ID and password to access this application.
Attention: If you are a financial aid and/or scholarship recipient you should check your award letter for minimum hour requirements. You may also check your award letter by going to Financial Aid and then click on award letter.
Students who are taking community college and Ohio University courses concurrently must complete a Financial Aid Partnership Consortium Agreement. For more information about the Consortium Agreement, speak with Lisa Butler in the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. Call 740.593.4712