Do Online Students Have Access to Student Services?


If you’re a student in an on-campus program and you need help with writing a paper, you might head to the library or schedule an in-person appointment with someone from the Writing Center for help.

But, as an online student where can you go for help?

At Ohio State, online students have access to the exact same degree, same expert instructors and many of the same resources as on-campus students – just in a virtual format.

Check out a few of the services and benefits you’ll have access to as an online learner at Ohio State and explore the full list here.

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Financial Aid for Online Classes

A question we get a lot is: Can you get scholarships for online classes? The good news is all online program students at Ohio State are eligible to apply for financial aid and scholarships to fund their education. A student or spouse who currently serves or has retired from the military may also be able to receive GI Bill® funding.

There are many factors in determining eligibility for financial aid, including state authorization. Please visit the Student Financial Aid website for more details.


Scarlet and Gray Financial

For more general financial advice and resources, online students can take advantage of Scarlet and Gray Financial, a nationally recognized peer financial coaching program at Ohio State. Your peer experts can help with financial goal setting, banking basics, budgeting, credit education and debt repayment education. Online students can schedule a one-on-one coaching appointment or access on-demand resources.


Academic Help and Writing Center Services

If you want to become a more successful online student, the Dennis Learning Center provides for-credit courses, one-on-one coaching and on-demand content related to preventing procrastination, improving study methods and reducing test anxiety.

The Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing supports students in the creation and editing of class papers, as well as documents such as resumes and applications. As an online student you can receive assistance through 1:1 online consultations or by uploading your paper for a drop-off session.


BuckID and Online Student Discounts


TechHub Student Pricing

TechHub is the official campus technology store at Ohio State, offering student pricing on various technology products. Sounds great, right? But what if you can’t get to campus to stop by the store? 

That’s not a problem at all. You can make your technology purchase over the phone and TechHub will ship it to your doorstep.


Online Student Discounts with your BuckID 

Half-price movies? Discounted streaming services? Free Microsoft access? You got it. 

If that ID from undergrad is starting to look a little outdated, it might be time for an upgrade. Online students can obtain a digital BuckID via the Ohio State app. Your digital BuckID may be used in situations where you need to confirm your student status – like snagging those sweet student deals. If you’re a student in an online nursing program, the BuckID office will mail you a physical BuckID card and a nursing badge.


Online students at Ohio State are Ohio State students. You will have access to the exact same top-ranked degree and instructors as your peers on campus. From academic support to student discounts, many of the benefits of being a Buckeye are just a click away.

Ready to get started? Reach out to us for more information, and we’ll connect you with an advisor from your program of interest. 

Last modified: 
August 16, 2022