Financial aid, excluding Federal Work-Study for Traditional students, will be applied directly to a student's account charges. The student is responsible for paying the remaining portion of his or her bill. The Business Office will accept the following forms of payment:
Payment with Credit/Debit Card or Checking Account
Credit/Debit Card payments or payments taken from a checking account, whether one-time or recurring, can be made/arranged via the following link:
Parent Plus Loans
Parents may apply for a loan on behalf of their student. The Parent plus loan payments can be deferred during the time a student is in school.
Private Student Loans
Students may apply for additional private loans through a financial institution of their choosing. These loans are a last resort because they have a higher interest than Federal Loans. Please take out all Federal Loans first before applying for a Private Loan. For more information, please contact the financial aid office.
You are welcome to select any private lenders that are willing to work with Ohio Christian University and Ohio Christian University will certify loans from any lender you choose.
Third Party Payment
Students who receive a scholarship from a third party, such as a church or scholarship fund, or payment by an agency, such as vocational rehabilitation or the military, must provide official documentation from the third party verifying the amount of the scholarship/payment per semester. This documentation should list any restrictions or additional requirements.
Tuition Deferment can be used alone, or to compliment the Employer Reimbursement payment option. To use this option, the Payment Plan Agreement must be completed and submitted to the University's Financial Aid office prior to course registration. Additional instructions are located on the Agreement.
Students must provide the name of the employer, information verifying eligibility to receive reimbursement, and requirements for reimbursement. Invoice requests should be made via the link below. The student is ultimately responsible to OCU for payment. Any issues between the student and their employer do not, in any way, alter this responsibility. Should a student fail to successfully make payments, the Financial Aid department will place a hold on the student's account until payment is made in full. No grades, transcripts, or diploma will be released until payment is made in full.
Contact the Financial Aid Office
*Payment or a guaranteed payment arrangement is due by the first day of the semester. If you register after the first day of the semester, payment is due upon registration. Any accounts not settled by the start of the semester will be charged a $50 late payment fee.