Events and activities

Start your path to a debt-free degree by taking advantage of programs about student financial aid, work opportunities and learning experiences focused on financial coaching and career development. Events and activities will start this summer for students participating in the Scarlet & Gray Advantage program in 2024.

Summer 2024 Sessions

Scarlet & Gray Advantage

Meet the Scarlet & Gray Advantage team and learn more about how we’ll support your debt-free pathway through Ohio State. 

Thursday, June 27 from 6-7 p.m. EST


Financial Aid 101

Learn how your scholarships and grants work, what the estimated cost of attendance includes, and how your aid package can address both direct and indirect costs of being a college student.

Thursday, July 30 from 6-7 p.m. EST

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Housing & Resident Education

This optional webinar, hosted by Student Life, provides more information about Columbus housing assignments, move-in, dining services, and campus involvement. Students and family welcome!

Thursday, July 25 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. EST

Schedule an Appointment

Ellen Strawn, Financial Aid Manager

Ellen can review your financial aid package and answer questions about the scholarships components of the program. 

Email Ellen at or schedule an appointment here.

Alex Thomas, Learning Community Manager

Alex can answer questions about the learning experiences and how the program integrates with other university requirements and experiences.

Email Alex at or schedule an appointment here.

Frequently asked questions