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The decision to invest in your education is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. ODU’s Adult & Continuing Education program offers academic excellence, flexibility and affordability.
  • Adult Financial Aid Tutorial

    Tuition & Fees

    ODU offers one of the lowest cost tuitions in Central Ohio.

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  • Adult Financial Aid and Eligibility

    Types of Aid & Eligibility

    Learn more about the types of financial aid you may be eligible for.

    Explore Your Options
  • Adult and Continuing Ed students apply for financial aid

    Apply for Financial Aid

    We make it as easy as possible for you to apply for financial aid.

    How to Apply

Online Financial Tutorial

To help you understand your financial obligation with Ohio Dominican, we’ve prepared a short tutorial.

Learn about the different types of financial aid available, eligibility factors, how to apply and more.

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  • Award Letter
    • If all required financial aid paperwork is complete, you will receive your award letter via your ODU email account once we've verified that you attended your first class. (Orientation does not count.) Please note: if you only attend one night of class, you will not be eligible to receive any student loans.
    • Your award letter will detail all of your grant and loan eligibility with amounts and dates of disbursements for your academic year.
    • For the Adult & Continuing Education program, an academic year is defined as a period of instructional time consisting of 24 credit hours and 30 weeks in the undergraduate program and 18 credit hours and 36 weeks in the graduate program.
    • You will be awarded MAXIMUM eligibility. If you want an amount less than what you are awarded, please notify the Financial Aid Office immediately.
    • If you withdraw from the program prior to your first loan disbursement, you will not be eligible to receive any of your loan funds. 
  • Questions about Your Student Account?


    Sherryl Orihood
    Adult & Continuing Education / Perkins Loan Coordinator
    (614) 251-4776

    Erskine Hall, Room 133
    Ohio Dominican University
    1216 Sunbury Road
    Columbus, OH 43219

  • Financial Aid Office
    Contact us with any questions about your financial aid or the application process.

    Carrie Guisinger
    Associate Directorof Financial Aid, Adult & Continuing Education
    (614) 251-7642

    View Financial Aid Office page
  • Financial Aid FAQ
    When should I apply for financial aid?
    Students in the Adult & Continuing Education program can apply for financial aid any time. However, we recommend you meet with an Enrollment Counselor, apply to the program and then apply for financial aid.
    How long does it take to apply for financial aid?
    The process from start to finish can take as few as three to four days.
    How is my financial aid eligibility determined?
    Eligibility for most types of aid is awarded on the basis of financial need. Financial need is calculated using a cost of attendance, your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and financial resources.
    What types of aid are available?
    Undergraduate students in the Adult & Continuing Education program may qualify for the Federal Pell Grant, the Ohio College Opportunity Grant and Federal Student Loans. Graduate students in the Adult & Continuing Education program may qualify for Federal Student Loans.
    When will I know about my financial aid eligibility?
    You'll receive your award letter via your ODU email account after you attend your first night of class. However, upon request, we can send you an estimate of your financial aid eligibility as soon as we have a valid FAFSA on file and you have been admitted to the program.
    How can I request an estimate of my financial aid eligibility?
    You can request an estimate by contacting your Enrollment Counselor or the Adult & Continuing Education Financial Aid Office.
    How often do I need to apply for financial aid?
    Students must reapply for financial aid every year by completing a FAFSA. We recommend you complete the FAFSA after you have filed your Federal Tax Return.