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Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $27,986
Out-of-state: $48,963
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,084
Out-of-state: $32,061
Room and Board
$12,708
Books and Supplies
$1,168
Other Expenses
$3,026
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
scsc@osu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On or about March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003090
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
6,181 (81.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,587 (59.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,559 (99.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
969 (24.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$14,925
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,280 (93.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,692
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,596 (74.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,266
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 305 (8.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,141 (26.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,800

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
28,221 (66.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
19,909 (70.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
19,583 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,990 (19.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$14,537
Need-Based Gift
Received by 16,970 (87.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,252
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 16,085 (83.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,088
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 926 (4.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
8,964 (19.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,211

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
52%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,453
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Public Servants, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, Children of Workers in Trades, Ethnic Background, Handicapped Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,923

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