Ashland University Tuition Relief Scholarship

Tuition Relief Scholarship FAQs

The Tuition Relief Scholarship is powerful and simple: enroll this fall and pay your first semester's tuition, and Ashland picks up the bill for your tuition in Spring 2023.

Who is eligible to receive the Tuition Relief Scholarship?

Any first-time, full-time, residential undergraduate student enrolled at Ashland University in Fall 2022 in a bachelor's degree program is eligible. Recipients must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in the Fall 2022 semester and be in good academic standing with a GPA of at least 2.0. A completed FAFSA must be on file and there must be no account balance outstanding by the end of the Fall. These students must also live on campus in both the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters.

Grades of “incomplete” will not count toward the 12-credit hour minimum and will earn 0 points in a GPA calculation. Courses in which a student may elect a Pass/Fail grade will be considered for the credit hour minimum, but will not be included in a GPA calculation. Credit earned from CCP, AP, CLEP will not be included in the credit hour minimum. Students cannot have been previously enrolled in a degree-seeking program at another college or university (CCP or non-degree courses are fine).

Are there exceptions to the eligibility?

Yes. Students who already receive grants, scholarships or benefits from all sources in an amount that covers tuition are not eligible. Additionally, students whose fall semester account balances after other financial aid has been applied are not paid in full are not eligible.

Do I need to complete a special application to be considered for the Tuition Relief Scholarship?

No. At the conclusion of the fall semester, the Financial Aid Office will review your eligibility and award the scholarship if you qualify.

What is covered by the Tuition Relief Scholarship?

Any outstanding tuition costs less any grants, scholarships or benefits available to the student.

What is not covered by the Tuition Relief Scholarship?

The scholarship does not cover room, board, books or other related expenses and fees.

How is the Tuition Relief Scholarship calculated?

It is calculated by subtracting federal or state grants, Ashland University merit scholarships or grants, athletic or other institutional scholarship programs, and grants, scholarships and benefits from outside sources from tuition costs.

Do I need to have a completed FAFSA on file in order to be eligible for the Tuition Relief Scholarship?

Yes.  It can be completed online at

Why is the Tuition Relief Scholarship not being offered to commuter, transfer or nontraditional students?

With the support of the donor, the Tuition Relief Scholarship is designed to help make the Ashland University experience affordable for first-time, full-time traditional undergraduate students living on campus. We offer many other scholarship opportunities for students who may not qualify for this particular scholarship.

How will I know if I qualify for the Tuition Relief Scholarship?

Your fall semester grades will be reviewed and your financial aid offer letter will be updated to reflect the Tuition Relief Scholarship if you qualify.