If your goal is to complete your undergraduate degree through the Division of Adult Studies at Ashland University, we’re here to help you reach it, including helping you obtain any financial aid you are eligible to receive. All financial aid administered by Ashland is awarded annually and you’ll need to meet criteria and reapply each year. The very first step to take in arranging financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Don’t wait to take this step as many forms of aid, even those not associated with the federal government, require you to complete this application.
There are certain questions everyone seems to have about financing their education and we’ve answered some of those below. We encourage you to contact us if you have additional questions or need a more in-depth explanation.
Q. Am I eligible for financial aid? A. Students enrolled in Division of Adult Studies courses pay significantly less than the comprehensive tuition rate paid by full-time undergraduate students at Ashland University. For this reason, you are not eligible for institutional grants and scholarships. However, you may be eligible for federal or state gift aid, and/or Federal Pell Grant, Federal Perkins Loan or a Federal Stafford Loan. You’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal student aid.
Q. When do I receive my financial aid? A. If we’ve received all required paperwork, aid will be disbursed to your account before the beginning of the term to which it applies. Federal Pell Grants, Federal Stafford Loans, Parent Loans, and private education loans are credited to your account 10 days before each term begins. When these payments are received, they will appear on your billing statement. If you are eligible for a refund, it will be available after you attend your first class.
Applying for financial aid is a step-by-step process and our counselors are available to help you every step of the way. Follow these instructions to get the process underway: