Ashland University has released 24/25 prospective student financial aid offers! Please keep an eye out for a text message with a link to your Personalized Financial Aid Video explaining your package and cost of attendance! If you have not received your offer, please ensure you have AU listed as a school recipient on your FAFSA (school code 003012).

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 as well as provide an estimate of financial aid for your upcoming year. First-year and transfer students can be financially prepared to begin your college education.

First-year students 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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Financial Aid For Your Student Type

Financial Aid Steps

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Ashland University is committed to using the Principles & Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student financial aid offer.


Apply — Complete your FAFSA by April 1 using Ashland University’s school code 003012. You and your parent(s) will each be prompted to create your own FSA ID when you log on to the FAFSA site and you will use that FSA 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 accept, accept a portion or decline any of your loans, please do so in Self-Service no later than the last day of the loan period.


Consider Other Funding Options — Once you have reviewed your financial aid offer and determined your remaining net costs, review other funding options such as federal or private loans and/or an AU payment plan.

Financial Aid on Your Bill

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. Certain situations may impact the ability for financial aid to apply to your billing statement. Reasons include:

  • 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 may be on hold awaiting document completion.
  • 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.

Reasons for variations in your billing statement may include:

  • You may be taking classes with extra course or departmental fees not estimated on the financial aid offer letter that cover lab materials, assessments or certifications.
  • Selection of a different higher priced housing and/or meal plan option that increased your costs.
  • You may still be eligible to waive your Student Health Insurance Fee that has not been waived by the student.
  • Assessed a tuition overload 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 the Financial Aid Office

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Financial Aid Office
310 Founders Hall

Financial Aid Counselors