Afford here.

We’ve made an Ashland University education more accessible than ever.

Whether it’s the Four-Year Tuition Freeze, excellent scholarships, or more traditional financial aid, we will work with you to make sure you can afford it here.

Ashland University undergrad student Studying in the library

Afford here.

We’ve made an Ashland University education more accessible than ever.

No matter whether it’s the Tuition Relief Scholarship, the Four-Year Tuition Freeze, excellent scholarships, or more traditional financial aid, we will work with you to make sure you can afford here.

Tuition Relief Scholarship

This “2 for 1” scholarship is available only for undergrad students enrolling for Fall 2021.

In direct response to the complexities of paying for college caused by the pandemic, Ashland University has made college more affordable than ever for freshmen enrolling for Fall 2021. To ease the financial burden on students and families for the 2021-2022 academic year, Ashland University is offering a one-time Tuition Relief Scholarship available to first-time, full-time residential students. 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 2022 (as long as the student maintains a 2.0 GPA).

Four-Year Tuition Freeze

For students enrolling for the Fall 2021 semester, we’ve locked down tuition rates for your entire undergraduate career.

We are living with a lot of uncertainty these days. But for our next freshmen class, we’ve instituted a four-year tuition freeze. This freeze means that the tuition you pay this year will be exactly what you’ll pay through your senior year at Ashland. So, when you enroll for Fall 2021 you’ll know upfront exactly what your full education is going to cost. With these financial questions answered, you’re free to focus on taking advantage of everything an Ashland University education offers and concentrate on equipping yourself for the future you are building.


Grants & Scholarships

We’ve made an Ashland University education affordable for everyone who wants to experience the opportunities that can only happen here.

In addition to the grants and scholarships mentioned above, Ashland University is taking unprecedented steps toward affordability for students looking for the kind of opportunities you can only find here. We’ve taken extra steps and tapped every available resource to ensure that if you want to come to Ashland this year, you can.

Click below to learn more about the resources we offer.

Financial Aid

Helping you afford college, no matter what obstacles stand in your way

The financial future for many students is uncertain, especially when it relates to paying for college. That’s why we’ve taken steps to ensure Ashland University is affordable for students who want to attend. In addition to the Tuition Relief Scholarship, the four-year tuition freeze, and available scholarships and grants, we also offer financial aid resources to all students who are accepted for admission to the university and meet eligibility requirements. For more information about your financial aid options, click here.


Here’s a list of answers to the most common questions we receive from prospective students related to tuition and costs at Ashland University.

AU offers financial aid to all students who are accepted for admission to the university and:

  • Will be enrolled full-time in a degree program and paying full tuition and fees;
  • Are not on disciplinary probation; and
  • Meet standards required in the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

That varies, depending on how much aid you qualify to receive. Financial aid reduces the cost for almost all families. Complete the online Net Price Calculator to get an idea of the amount of aid you could receive.

If we’ve received all required paperwork, aid will be disbursed to your account before the beginning of the term to which it applies. Please note: Federal Pell Grants, Federal Direct and Parent Loans, and private education loans aren’t credited to your account until 10 days before each term begins. Only when these payments are received will they appear on your billing statement. If you are eligible for a refund, it will be available after you attend your first class or complete an academic activity in an online course.

It may. If you are living on campus and want to move off, check with the Financial Aid Office before you move to find out if your plans will impact your financial aid package.

Students attending less than full-time may still qualify for some types of aid including the Ohio College Opportunity Grant, Federal Pell Grant, and Federal Direct Loans. Complete the FAFSA to find out if you qualify. Ashland University financial aid offers are only available to full-time students who pay the undergraduate, traditional comprehensive tuition rate.

You will not be eligible for AU grants or scholarships while you are enrolled in a study abroad or affiliate programs. However, you may be eligible for federal and state aid, including federal loans. If you are planning to study abroad, contact Dawn Langdon, the Study Abroad Coordinator in the Financial Aid Office for more information. Additional information on financial aid for study abroad is also available through the Global Education Office.

Additional Resources

Everything you need to know about tuition and affordability.

Click on the individual items below to access additional financial information regarding attending Ashland University:

Tuition and Fees

Payment Plans

Calculate Your Costs

Important Dates

Student Employment

Find a Job


New Workers Programs

Policy Statements

Loan Terms

Consumer Information

Financial Aid Code of Conduct

Outside Scholarship Policy

Satisfactory Progress for Financial Responsibility

Satisfactory Progress For Bachelor Plus and Graduate Students

Statement of Financial Responsibility

Terms of Payment

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

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When you are here, you belong. But there’s a step before that. You need to apply. Your future is waiting and we are incredibly excited and honored that you are considering Ashland University. Apply now by clicking the button below.