The Ohio State University at Marion


Financial Aid

Welcome to the Office of Student Financial Aid on the Marion campus. Together with the university-wide Student Financial Aid office, we are committed to helping you make your college education affordable. We offer a variety of services and programs designed specifically to help you find ways to meet your educational expenses. Our staff is dedicated to making sure you receive your aid in a timely and efficient manner. If after reading the information below, you still have questions regarding financial aid please contact the Buckeye Link office at buckeyelink@osu.edu or call 614-292-0300. For questions regarding Marion specific aid, please email marionsfa@osu.edu or call 740-725-6242.

Your financial aid package may consist of a combination of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time work through the Federal Work Study program.

While you may apply for financial aid at any time, the priority deadline to apply in order to maximize all your possible financial aid options at The Ohio State University is February 1 for students planning to enroll for classes in the following academic year.

To be considered for financial aid, you should submit the following applications as soon as possible after October 1st, and no later than the February 1st priority deadline:


FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used by two and four-year colleges and universities throughout the U.S. to determine eligibility for Federal, State and campus-based financial aid, which includes grants, scholarships, work study programs, and all Federal student and parent loan programs. Students at all income levels are strongly encouraged to file the FAFSA every year by their college or university’s published deadline to maximize their overall financial aid package. At Ohio State, the priority deadline is February 1st every year. See our Financial Aid Qs and As page for more helpful FAFSA information.


Scholarships

The Ohio State University at Marion is pleased to provide eligible students with a variety of sources for college funding, including nearly $1.2 million annually in campus-based scholarships. Our scholarship program is funded by the generous support of many area residents and organizations.

Award Criteria

  • All award amounts listed below are based on two full-time semesters of attendance (Autumn and Spring), and do not include any other Federal, State or external financial aid for which the student may qualify.
  • Summer semester awards are not available to students graduating from high school in the spring of the same calendar year.
  • The current, full-time, in-state tuition rate for new students is only $8,944 per year ($4,472 per semester).
  • High school graduates who have never enrolled in college courses after graduation will be awarded based upon the following criteria, based upon academic data on file with the Ohio State Admission Office as of the date of admission to the university. Additional academic data received after the date of admission will not result in any change to the student’s award.
  • New admission applicants for the spring semester will be awarded on a funds-available basis only, as it is the final term of the academic year.

New Freshman

New applicants who apply and complete their application* to the Marion campus as a degree-seeking student for the summer or fall semesters by our February 1 priority deadline will be awarded based upon the following criteria:

*All components of the application (online form, $60 application fee or approved fee waiver and official transcript/s) must be received by the deadline in order to qualify.

Class Rank* Award
Top 5% $3,500
6-10% $3,000
11-20% $2,500
21-30% $2,000
31-40% $1,500
41-50% $1,000

*Class rank is determined by your high school transcript, or if your school does not provide a rank, based on your academic information and your school profile.

First-Choice Incentive for New Freshman

Students who apply directly to Ohio State Marion as their “first-choice” Ohio State campus by December 1 of the year before (December 1, 2022 for Autumn 2023 admission for example) they intend to enter will receive a $500 scholarship in addition to anything else they qualify for.

Davis Honors and Excellence Scholarships ($500, $5000)
New students accepted to the Ohio State Marion Honors program for the 2023-2024 academic year will automatically receive $500 if they apply to the program by June 15, 2023. Students also have a chance of being selected for the Davis Excellence Scholarships, worth $5000 if they apply by December 1 (for selection in December) or February 1 (for selection in February). Excellence scholarships are eligible for renewal for future years for students who remain on the Marion campus and meet academic requirements.

New Transfer Students

New applicants who apply and complete their application* to the Marion campus as a degree-seeking student for the summer or fall semesters by our February 1 priority deadline will be awarded based upon the following criteria:

*All components of the application (online form, $60 application fee or approved fee waiver and official transcript/s) must be received by the deadline in order to qualify.

Cumulative Prior College GPA Award
3.7 - 4.0 $3,000
3.4 - 3.69 $2,500
3.2 - 3.39 $2,000
3.0 - 3.19 $1,500

Please note, new admission applicants for the spring semester will be awarded on a funds-available basis only, as it is the final term of the academic year.

Returning and Incoming Students

Apply for 2023-2024 Marion campus scholarships on ScholarshipUniverse starting in December, 2022. ScholarshipUniverse is a scholarship matching tool that simplified the process of finding and applying for scholarships from both internal and external sources.

  1. Log in at osu.scholarshipuniverse.com using your Ohio State username and password
  2. Answer as many matching questions as possible: as you answer ScholarshipUniverse will alert you to possible scholarship matches. Be sure to continue until you get the following question: “What OSU campus are you attending next academic year?” (answer: Marion). Completing this question will allow us to consider you for Marion specific scholarships so it is very important that you complete this question.
  3. Also check the “applications” tab and submit any applications that become available as you answer the matching questions.
  4. Deadline is February 1, 2023.

COVID-19 Financial Aid

The Ohio State University was awarded federal emergency funds to help mitigate financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about options related to these funds, please visit the university-wide Student Financial Aid site.


Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Other Ohio State College and Departmental Scholarship Applications

Student Opportunity Development Fund

Institutional and Federal Grants


Additional Resources

Ohio State Columbus Campus Student Financial Aid

The Ohio State University at Marion Emergency Fund

Financial Aid Qs and As

Helpful Tips

Tuition and Fees

Applying for financial aid does not obligate you to enroll nor does it guarantee an award; it only begins the process of your financial planning in anticipation of your possible enrollment.


Late Fee/Hold Waiver Application

If you have received a late fee or have a financial hold and would like to apply for a waiver of the hold/fee, please submit the application and supporting documentation here: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1BsSbe3DSjxqX8V. Your application will be reviewed within seven business days.