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Number Received Financial Aid (All Undergraduate) 31,947
Percent Received Financial Aid(All Undergraduate) 68%
Average Aid Amount $10,846
Number Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 6,493
Percent Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 84%

Financial Aid Information at OSU

For the academic year 2020-2021, a total of 31,947 students (68% of undergraduate students) received one or more financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans. The average financial aid amount is $10,846. For freshmen (Full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students), 6,493 students (84% of enrolled students) received financial aid.
The 2022 undergraduate tuition & fees at Ohio State University-Main Campus is $11,936 for Ohio residents and $35,019 for out-of-state students, for reference.

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For the academic year 2020-2021, a total of 31,947 students (68% of all students) have received grants or scholarships and the average received aid amount is $10,846. It includes federal, state, local, institutional, or other sources of grant aid. The following table describes the financial aid statistics by aid types at Ohio State University-Main Campus for all undergraduate students.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid at Ohio State University-Main Campus
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Federal, state, local, institutional or other grant aid31,94768%$10,846
Pell Grants9,56420%$4,774
Federal Student Loans15,86534%$6,329

Beginning Students Financial Aid

a total of 6,493 beginning students (84% of all freshmen) have received any financial aid and 6,372 students (83% of all freshmen) awarded any student loans. The headcount includes the number of full-time, first-time degree-seeking beginning undergraduate students. The below table shows the number and amount by the source of financial aid at Ohio State University-Main Campus.
Beginning Students (Freshmen) Financial Aid at Ohio State University-Main Campus
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid6,49384%-
Grants or Scholarship from All Sources5,94077%$11,173
Federal Grants1,81724%$4,949
Pell Grants1,45619%$4,785
Other Federal Grants1,73523%$1,167
State/Local Grants94512%$2,413
Institutional Grants5,84276%$9,430
Student Loans2,74436%$7,544
Federal Student Loans2,69535%$5,319
Other Student Loans4095%$15,563

Students Headcount by Living Status

For academic year 2020-2021, total 4,331 full-time beginning students have enrolled and attended Ohio State University-Main Campus. Among them, 3,939 students have lived on campus and 88 students lived off campus (without family). Next table shows the students count by living status and years.
Student Headcount by Living Location/Setting at Ohio State University-Main Campus
Living Status201820192020
Living On-Campus3,7433,8943,939
Living Off-Campus with Family182188235
Living Off-Campus without Family668288

Grants and Scholarship Aid By Income Level (Paying In-State Tuition)

Next table shows number of students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded any grant/scholarship by income level for academic year 2020-2021 . The sources of grants and scholarship aid are the federal government, state/local government, or the institution.
Grants of Scholarship Aid Statistics By Income Level at Ohio State University-Main Campus
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedTotal Amount Aid Awarded Average Amount Aid Awarded
All level2,7542,391$28,522,713$10,357
$0 - $30,000526526$10,590,646$20,134
$30,001 - $48,000371371$6,908,324$18,621
$48,001 - $75,000432429$6,017,251$13,929
$75,001 - $110,000511436$2,875,269$5,627
$110,001 or more914629$2,131,223$2,332