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Funding Your Design Education

Navigating the various aid and scholarship options can be a formidable task for many families and students. Whether it’s scholarships, grants, work-study or connecting students to federal or state aid, Ohio State has many resources and ways to help eligible students and their families pay for the overall cost of attending college.

Financial aid can come from Ohio State, federal and state government, and private sources, and includes:

  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Work-Study

This page is intended to provide prospective and current students with an overview of various aid and scholarship programs, as well as portals to apply for each of these opportunities. 


Applying for Financial Aid and Scholarships

There are various levels of financial aid and scholarships available, from various governmental agencies, to the university, college, and department. To ensure you are considered for all available funding, please follow the steps below. 

Department of Design Scholarships

The Department of Design has several scholarship funds available to our students. The Department of Design's ability to provide financial support to our students is made by possible by the generosity of our various donors. Here, you will also find information about the various scholarships available, the target populations they serve, and how to make a contribution to these funds.

Ohio State makes it easy to find and apply for college-funding opportunities with ScholarshipUniverse. A single source for many Ohio State and external scholarships, including those from the Department of Design,  ScholarshipUniverse uses self-reported information to match you with relevant scholarship opportunities.


Apply for Design Scholarships via ScholarshipUniverse

The Department of Design's scholarships are made possible solely from the generosity of our gracious donors. If you feel inclined to donate to a scholarship fund whose mission is important to you, please do so via Giving to the Department of Design.