• Student Stories

    Students from all income ranges and circumstances are able to afford the outstanding education at Ohio Dominican University. Here are just a few examples of our students and families who have learned how financial aid can make an ODU education possible.

     Charnise Eaves  “Finances were a big factor. I got grants from ODU and federal loans. I also got a scholarship for my first year from my middle school. ODU offered the best financial aid package and made it possible for me to come here.”
    Charnise Eaves, Psychology Major
    Class of 2016

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     Jacob Smith  “I wanted to come to a private university to learn theology. I want to be a Catholic school teacher and I know I won't make tons of money teaching, so I needed to keep the cost of college down. Ohio Dominican offered me the best scholarship and aid package.”
    Jacob Smith, Theology Major
    Class of 2017

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    Kelly Litt, Class of 2014  “My mom was a single mother who wanted my brother and me to go to college. My brother got a partial athletic scholarship here, but my mom really didn’t know how we would pay for both of us.  The Financial Aid staff at ODU helped a lot, and communicated with our family about how the finances of college work.”
    Kelly Litt, History Major
    Class of 2014
     
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    Donna Morgan-Jones, Class of 2014  “My girls liked ODU a lot, but when I saw the price, I didn’t know how we would do it. I thought, ‘I can’t afford this college.’ When I met the Financial Aid staff, they told me they would work with me. ODU did come through. After my daughters graduated, the school I work at encouraged me to go back and get my degree, and my kids said, ‘Mom, you can do it.’”
    Donna Morgan-Jones, Cross-Disciplinary Major
    Class of 2014
     
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    Amber Mielke, Class of 2014  “Every year, my financial situation changed, but the Financial Aid staff would work with me to get the cost down. I wouldn’t have been able to afford it without their help. Sometimes, I hear high school students say there’s no way they can afford college, and I tell them they need to look online for different scholarships and talk to the Financial Aid Office”
    Amber Mielke, Early Childhood Education; Intervention Specialist Major
    Class of 2014

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