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, transfer students and adult online Criminal Justice 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 letter once your FAFSA and all required documentation are received.

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Part of The Ashland Promise is an affordable education and the many forms of financial resources available - scholarships, grants, loans, work - go a long way. 

Approximately two-thirds of undergraduate students qualify for financial aid. Eligible graduate students may be awarded federal student loans and work-study. 

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

Next 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. Make every effort to complete federal tax returns in February to use actual tax information when filing your FAFSA. If that’s not possible, please file your FAFSA on time with estimated tax figures and update it when they are complete. The FSA ID has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN. 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 Award — Review your award on Self-Service. All students, including first-time incoming students, will receive notice in their AU email that their Financial Aid Offer Letter is available for viewing and/or printing. The email will include instructions for accessing the offer letter electronically on Self-Service. All students whose offers are revised will receive a notice of revision through their Ashland University email when their revised Financial Aid Offer Letter is available. Check your Ashland University email account frequently for important notices from the Financial Aid Office.


Complete Loan Processes — For any federal loans listed on your offer letter that you wish to accept, complete the required processes if you have not already done so. If you wish to cancel or reduce any of your loans, please send your request in writing to The Federal Direct Student Loans listed on your offer letter will be automatically processed unless you tell us otherwise in writing.

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

Stephanie Argo
Undergraduates and graduates whose last names begin with R-S

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