All International Students are eligible for our merit scholarships and need-based aid.  

Tuition and Costs

Find out how much tuition, room, and board costs at Ohio Wesleyan University. Also includes information related to books and other fees. Learn More.

Merit Scholarships, Awards and Need-Based Aid

Ohio Wesleyan offers both merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid to international students. No additional application is required for the merit-based scholarships as all applicants for admission are automatically considered. However, if you wish to apply for need-based financial aid, please complete the ISFAA (International Student Financial Aid Application). More specific information can be found BELOW.

The specific amounts of scholarship money and financial aid received are different for each applicant and we work on a case-by-case basis. The range of financial assistance for international students is between $5,000 and $40,000 per year with an average scholarship of $29,000 per year. Full scholarships are not available at Ohio Wesleyan and some family contribution is required each year.  For more specific questions, please contact Ken Dunbar, Director of International Admission at

Department Awards

Merit awards are also conferred by various academic departments, including Fine Arts, Music, Theatre and Dance, Economics, and Education.  These scholarships are awarded based on competitive review (portfolio, audition, interview) by respective departments. Awards vary.

Need-Based Aid

  • International students may be eligible for need-based aid.  Apply for financial aid by submitting the International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) along with your application and other required documents during the application stage. Learn More.  

  •  Application for financial aid is only reviewed at time of admission.  Students cannot apply once enrolled.

  • OWU makes every effort to meet unmet need for accepted students as defined by evaluating the ISFAA.

  • On campus student employment is possible up to 10 hours per week.  However, jobs are not guaranteed.  International students are not allowed to work off campus, per US government regulations.

International Admission


Slocum Hall
75 S Sandusky St
Delaware, OH 43015
F 740-368-3314