The Ohio State University at Marion

Office of Finance and Business Services


The Ohio State Marion Campus Office of Business Services mission is to provide timely, accurate, high-quality, cost-effective, and customer-focused support to the University’s mission of teaching, research and service. We are committed to being a value-added partner and to the University’s financial stewardship responsibility in all our work.


  • Excellence in all we do.
  • Communication that is open, clear, consistent and two-way.
  • Mutual respect and trust in our working relationships.
  • Integrity in performance with the highest standards of technical, professional and ethical conduct.

Fraud Prevention

Conflict of Interests & Financial Disclosure Requirements

NOTICE: Effective Monday, November 23, in response to the surging COVID-19 numbers, the University’s mandate to de-densify campus, and the health & safety of students, employees, families and friends, the Marion Campus Office of Finance & Business Services is staffed remotely until further notice. Therefore, all tuition and fee payments are to be made online. To make a payment online, please go to The ‘Payment Options’ link on this page will provide information and instructions on each form of payment. Should you have questions about the online payment process, the Office of Finance & Business Services staff is available to provide assistance at 740-725-6311.

Tuition Payment Information

Summer 2021 tuition is due May 5.

As we are only processing mailed payments Monday through Thursday, please consider making an online payment. For a guardian to make a payment, please create a guardian account. Electronic check payments do not have an associated processing fee.

Summer 2021 Tuition Option Payment Plan (TOPP) enrollees:
TOPP due dates are planned to be the following: May 5, June 5, July 5.

Please ensure to review their website for up-to-date information. (Note: TOPP for Spring 2021 will open during week commencing November 15th 2020.)

Please review your Statement of Account for additional information. Summer 2021 Statement of Account will become available to review around April 3-4.

Questions related to payments may be addressed to or at 740-725-6311.

Questions related to financial aid may be addressed to Kelly Crum at or 740-725-6125.

Process Change Notification - Travel

For faculty/staff travel, please note that the best practice for making hotel reservations is with a credit card (PCard or personal). If using a university PCard, be sure to indicate tax exemption status. Tax exemption is only applicable to The Ohio State University in authorized U.S. states. A copy of the State of Ohio Sales and Use Tax Blanket Exemption Certificate is available through the Office of the Controller’s Tax Compliance website.

NOTICE: Book Store Closed

The Marion Campus Bookstore closed as of April 2020. Recommendations are to visit another OSU bookstore or an online vendor for books and other supply needs.

COVID-19 Update: Use of Facilities (click to expand)

Effective November 12, 2020, all in-person student organization gatherings, events and tabling activities, even those of 10 people or fewer, will be prohibited. This limitation applies to both on-campus and off-campus events and gatherings of any kind. The restriction will be in place at least through the end of the calendar year, and we will provide more information as it becomes available regarding the potential to resume in-person programs in the spring semester.

COVID-19 Mask Requirement – FOD Contractors (click to expand)

July 14, 2020

Thank you for your partnership as we navigate through the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). Safety remains a top priority and we appreciate your efforts on projects or daily work that support our campus.

University, City and State orders now require masks in many areas. This is a public health issue and masks help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by protecting others from aerosol drops released when exhaling, speaking, coughing or sneezing.

We have received complaints citing contract workers not wearing facemasks. As a reminder, the university may require any person who does not comply with mandates to be dismissed from campus. Moreover, we as individuals must be compelled to do the right thing, wear a mask and practicing physical distancing to set the tone for a safe and healthy workplace. Facilities Operations and Development, and by extension our many valued contractors and vendors, are highly visible and can set the example for our campus community.

The Ohio State University requires face masks to be worn in indoor settings. Masks must be put on before entering enclosed or indoor spaces including, but not limited to, classrooms, common areas, conference rooms, shared office spaces, hallways, buses and shared vehicles. This includes enclosed spaces where cleaning, maintenance or construction work is being done.

Masks must be worn in outdoor spaces where individuals gather and cannot maintain physical distancing of at least six feet between each person.

Contractors and vendors play an important role in our campus and we value your expertise and partnership. We must have your support and cooperation with the mask mandate to keep our campus safe.

You are advised to make additional exceptions only in compliance with State of Ohio orders and any orders issued by the local governments where your project is located. Questions about exceptions should be directed to the Ohio Department of Health or the local health department. Even where State or local orders do not require documentation for individuals subject to an exception, the university may require management verification that an exception complies with applicable orders and meets the contractor’s safety requirements. Requirements for face coverings can be found at:

The Ohio State University:

The Ohio Department of Health:

City of Columbus (for main campus):

Contracted work performed for Ohio State outside of the City of Columbus should consult local health orders.

Please continue to advise individuals on your team that anyone feeling sick or with a fever must not report to work at Ohio State. Further, anyone who has signs or symptoms of respiratory illness consistent with coronavirus, has been exposed to an individual with coronavirus, or has been diagnosed with the virus should contact his or her primary care physician and must not report to work at Ohio State.

Peter Calamari
Assistant Vice President of Operations
Facilities Operations and Development
The Ohio State University


Office of Business and Finance Services


Following the public health guidance of local, state and federal officials, Ohio State has extended the domestic and international travel restrictions to June 30, 2021.

To expand upon previous decisions made in March and June of 2020, any travel that has been scheduled through June 30, 2021 (without existing exemption approval) must be canceled. Exemption processes and elevated approvals related to travel restrictions are available under specific circumstances. Travel that has already been approved through the exemption process does not require additional approval.

For more, visit the Business and Finance website.


Office of the President, Michael V. Drake, MD, President


As part of the university response to the pandemic’s impact on operations, the university implemented several steps to manage an estimated $100 million in revenue losses during fiscal year 2020. Among the first steps included instituting a hiring pause through June 30 with exemptions for essential services and key faculty and research positions. We also instituted pauses in off-cycle salary increases through June 30. Both of these measures are being extended through Dec. 31 as we continue to address revenue loss and financial uncertainty.


Betsy Lindsey
Senior Fiscal Officer

Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

140 Maynard Hall
Pam Patterson
Fiscal Associate

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

140 Maynard Hall
Kori Montgomery
Fiscal Officer

Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

140 Maynard Hall
Erin Timmins
Fiscal Associate

Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

140 Maynard Hall


Please note the change to teleworking office hours Monday through Friday due to the current coronavirus pandemic.

Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Teleworking

Please contact via email: or phone: 740-725-6311

Budget Information