Adult and Online Undergraduate Financial Aid

Steps To Apply

Grants and Scholarships

Federal Pell Grant

Students seeking financial assistance may apply for this need-based federal grant by filing the FAFSA. The amount of this grant varies.

Ohio College Opportunity Grant

Ashland University awards these federal funds to students who have high financial need. To apply, file the FAFSA. The amount of this grant varies.


To view current interest rates and other loan terms, click here.

Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans

Loans will be processed for all undergraduates in the amount listed on their financial aid award. Students who wish to reduce or refuse their loan(s) must notify the Financial Aid Office in writing or by email to  Complete loan processes for the upcoming academic year after June 1.

STEP 1. Complete a  Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN).

STEP 2 . All new borrowers must also complete Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling

Federal Parent PLUS Loan

Parents of dependent students may apply for a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan up to the student's cost of attendance, less other financial aid received.  Only one parent is the borrower on the PLUS Loan, and application processes must be completed for each Ashland University child for which you wish to borrow. 

To apply, parents must carefully follow these steps for the upcoming academic year after March 1 at by "Signing In" with the PARENT'S FSA ID.:

STEP 1. Every year at, click "Log In" and sign in with your FSA ID and password.  Click the drop-down that says "Apply for Aid," and choose "Apply for a Parent PLUS Loan" to request the dollar amount of your loan and have a credit check completed.  Remember to factor in the loan fee the government deducts from your loan when requesting the amount. To view the current fee percentage, click here.
STEP 2. For new Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan borrowers, also click the drop-down that says "Complete Aid Process," and choose "MPN for Parents" at
STEP 3. Ashland University will be notified electronically from the US Dept of Education that you have applied for a PLUS Loan.
STEP 4. If your credit is approved, Ashland University will process the loan.  If denied, we will add additional Unsubsidized Direct Student Loan funds ($4,000 or $5,000 depending on the student's grade level) to your student's financial aid award if he or she is eligible. 

Private Alternative Education Loans

Students who need more loan funds than what has already been awarded in federal loans can apply for a private education alternative loan. You will need to choose a lender and apply to that lender for the loan. Private education loans are credit-based, and students are more likely to be approved if they apply with a credit-worthy cosigner. Ashland University has provided a Private Loan Comparison List for your review, but you may select any lender you wish. If you apply with a lender not on the Comparison List, please have the lender send their School Certification Form to Ashland University's Financial Aid Office for completion.

Contact Financial Aid



8 a.m.-4 p.m.


Phone: ex. 5002



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Stephen Howell, Director
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Dawn Langdon
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Tim Johnson
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Jamie Jarvis
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Lori D. Oney
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