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The Ohio State University--Columbus

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Ohio State offers a number of merit-based scholarship opportunities to qualified students. Honors students may compete for the Presidential and Medalist Scholarships, valued at the full cost of tuition (Presidential) and the full cost of in-state tuition (Medalist). Other awards of note include the Maximus Scholarship, worth $12,000 over four years, and the Provost’s Scholarship, worth $9,600 over four years. The Morrill Scholars Program intended to promote diversity, multiculturalism, and leadership, offers awards with values ranging from full tuition to the full cost of attendance (i.e. books, transportation, room and board, etc). Qualified students from outside of Ohio who are required to pay a non-resident surcharge may earn the National Buckeye Scholarship, worth $34,800 over four years.
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Visiting And Contact Information

Student Academic Services Building

381 West Lane

Columbus, OH 43210

United States

Phone: 614-292-3980

Fax: 614-292-4818


Expenses per Academic Year
In-State Tuition:$9,615
Out-of-State Tuition:$26,115
On-Campus Room and Board:$9,850
On-Campus Room Only:$6,250
On-Campus Board Only:$3,600
Average Cost for Books and Supplies:$1,248
Required Fees:$422
Other Expenses:$2,332
Estimate Board for Commuters (living at home):$4,100.00
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (living at home):$3,148.00
Estimate Transportation for Commuters (not living at home):$122.00
Cost Per Credit-Hour (In-District):$400.63
Cost Per Credit-Hour (In-State):$400.63
Cost Per Credit-Hour (Out-of-State):$1,088.13
Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study:Yes

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Financial Aid Statistics
Financial Aid Rating: 69
Freshman receiving any financial aid:90%
Undergraduates receiving any financial aid:79%
Average Percent of Need Met:64%
Average Total Financial Aid Package:$12,183
Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$10,072
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid:$9,032
Average Need-Based Loan:$4,621
Average amount of loan debt per graduate:$26,472
Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program:56%

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Available Aid
Financial Aid Methodology Used:Federal
Scholarships and Grants:Federal Pell
State Scholarships / Grants
Private Scholarships
College / University Scholarships
Federal Direct Student Loan Programs:Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFEL):Federal Perkins Loans
Federal Nursing Loans
College/university loans from institutional funds
Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study):Yes
Highest amount undergraduates earned annually from part-time on-campus work (not including Work Study):No
Direct Lender:Yes

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Financial Aid for International Students
Financial Aid Policy for International Students:Non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Aid:$5,443.00
Required Financial Aid Forms:Institution's own "Affidavit of Financial Support for International Students"

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Financial Aid Application Process
Priority Financial Aid Application Deadline:02/15
Required Forms:FAFSA
Financial Aid Office Phone Number:614-292-0300

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