Calculate Your Cost of Attendance

How much should I expect to pay?

The Ashland University Net Price Calculator will help you estimate your out-of-pocket costs for your upcoming year. Incoming freshmen and transfer students can be financially prepared to begin your college education.

Incoming freshmen will need your high school GPA and your ACT score. Transfer students will need their cumulative college GPA and college credit hours accrued.

Please note that this is an estimate; its result is formulated from the information provided. You will receive an official offer once your FAFSA and all required documentation are received.

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The Ashland Promise provides an affordable education through offering many forms of financial aid including scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment.

Approximately 98% of undergraduate students receive financial aid at Ashland University.

Learn about the financial resources available to every student and how to finalize your Federal loans.

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Financial Aid For Your Student Type

Financial Aid Steps

To receive your financial aid in a timely manner, please complete these steps:


Apply — Complete your FAFSA by March 15 using Ashland University’s school code 003012. You and your parent(s) will each be prompted to create your own ID when you log on to the FAFSA site and you will use that ID to sign your completed FAFSA.


Review Financial Aid Offer — Review your offer on Self-Service. All prospective and current students will be notified in their AU email that their Financial Aid Offer is available. Check your Ashland University email account frequently for revised offers and important notices from the Financial Aid Office.


Complete Loan Processes — For any federal loans listed on your Financial Aid Offer that you wish to accept, federal loan borrowing requirements must be completed. If you wish to cancel or reduce any of your loans, please email the Financial Aid Office at

Financial Aid on Your Bill

The financial aid offer letter is not the same as your billing statement. The offer letter details your annual gift aid, loans and work-study eligibility to show an “Estimated Cost to Family” for the year. You must complete loan processes if you wish to take advantage of the loans listed on your offer letter.

The billing statement shows your actual charges for one semester, less any financial aid that has been credited to your account and what you owe. If there is a discrepancy between your estimated cost from the financial aid offer letter and what you are being billed, some reasons could be:

  • Federal grants and loans do not get credited to your account until 10 days before your first class of the semester begins.
  • The Financial Aid Office may be waiting on requested documents, such as verification and/or tax returns, and some of your financial aid is on hold until those forms are returned.
  • You may still need to complete the required loan processes.
  • Federal student loans have an origination fee; therefore, the amount you may receive as a disbursement may be slightly lower than the amount you accepted.
  • You may be taking classes with extra course fees not estimated on the financial aid offer letter that cover lab materials, assessments or certifications.
  • You chose a different housing and meal plan option that increased your costs.
  • You may still be eligible to waive your Student Health Insurance Fee.

Student employment earnings do not apply directly to your bill until you secure an on-campus job, complete a student employment contract with the Student Accounts Office and earn funds over time based on hours worked.

For questions about your billing statement, view the Student Accounts Office page.

Financial Aid FAQs

Contact Information

Financial Aid Office
419-289-5002 or 800-882-1548 Ext. 5002


Alexander Jordan
Executive Director

Nicole Stockland
Director of Operations


Karissa Kurek
Undergraduates and graduates whose last names begin with A-B

Drew Tappel
Undergraduates and graduates whose last names begin with C-H

Lori Oney
Undergraduates and graduates whose last names begin with I-Q

Tirza Young
Undergraduates and graduates whose last names begin with R-Z