Since our founding in 1878, Ashland University has made a commitment to developing future teachers, and today we are presenting an innovative plan that reflects the depth of that commitment. AU knows you will make a difference in a child’s future, so we are offering incoming students who major in teacher education the opportunity to attend AU tuition free. We provide renowned education to future teachers and are recognized as one of the elite teacher education schools in the country after receiving all positive marks from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). AU presents ample opportunity for you to be in the teaching field starting your freshman year.
Available Now For Spring and Fall 2020
The Ashland University Eagle Opportunity Program is available for up to 50 qualifying on-campus undergraduate freshmen and transfer students majoring in teacher education. This tuition program is renewable up to four years as long as the student remains Pell Grant eligible.
We make it easy to apply for the Eagle Opportunity Program! First, create an account and fill out your application to Ashland University indicating that you wish to major in education. That’s it! There’s no need to fill out any extra application. Eligible students will automatically be considered for the program. If accepted, you will receive an invite to join the program. You must be one of the first 50 students to sign and return your invite to officially join the Eagle Opportunity Program.
You do not have to live on AU's main campus, but must attend classes on the main campus in Ashland, OH, and/or the AU Center in Columbus, OH as a full-time undergraduate student, in order to be eligible.
Yes, only Ohio residents are eligible for the program.
You must meet Ohio residency requirements at the time of admission to Ashland University in order to be eligible for this program.
You are not eligible for the Eagle Opportunity Program. You must be Pell Grant eligible with a family income of $50,000 or less.
You will not be eligible for the Eagle Opportunity Program. Only regularly admitted freshman and transfer students are eligible for the program. Freshman admission requires a 2.5 cumulative GPA and an 18 ACT or 960 SAT. Transfer admission requires a 2.25 cumulative GPA.
Yes, you are eligible for renewal for a maximum of four years. Students must be full time within a teacher education major, remain Pell Grant eligible, have a family income of $50,000 or less and maintain an Ohio residency. As a student, you must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 after your first year of taking classes and then maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 for subsequent years.
No, only new Ashland University students beginning in Spring or Fall 2020 are eligible for the program.
Only full-time status students are eligible for this program.
Yes, you can use your outside scholarships/grants that are not tuition specific for Ashland University billed fees and books. If the outside scholarship is designated for tuition, it will be included in the Eagle Opportunity Program award amount rather than in addition to it.
No, the award only covers the cost of tuition.
The Ohio College Opportunity Grant will be used to help cover your cost of tuition along with your Eagle Opportunity Program.
The first 50 eligible students who accept their enrollment offer will receive the award.
If you are no longer studying teacher education, you will no longer be eligible for this program.
We will notify every eligible student via a program offer letter which a student may sign and return to be among the 50 program participants.
No, students forfeit eligibility for the program offer if they do not enroll at AU in the Spring or Fall 2020 terms.
No, only traditional undergraduate freshman and transfer students are eligible for the program.