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Parents are part of the Shawnee State University family!

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Join our Admission Team online on Tuesdays at 6 pm for special virtual parent information sessions.

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Applying for College

Learn about the admission process and important deadlines: Admission Information

Paying for College

Take advantage of scholarship opportunities and see our step-by-step guide to applying for federal financial aid: Financial Aid Information

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Choosing a Major

Check out our 70+ academic areas of study, what makes each unique, and the types of career opportunities tied to our degrees: Areas of Study

Deciding Where to Live

Explore on-campus living options in our apartment housing units: Housing & Residence Life

Why is getting a college degree a good plan?

Earning a college degree puts your child on track to earning $1 million more over the lifetime of their career. 
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College is a good investment during “normal” times, and that’s even more true now. The pandemic has brought to light careers that will always be essential, in-demand, and pay well — nursing and health care professions, counseling, computer science & technology, teaching, science, engineering technologies, business, finance and math.

Here’s why Shawnee State University is the best choice:

  • Shawnee State has nationally-ranked and regionally recognized programs that will get your student ready for careers of tomorrow.
  • Shawnee State combines high quality education with one of the lowest tuition rates in Ohio — a low tuition that is guaranteed to stay the same for four years
  • More than 3 out of every 5 Shawnee State students are the first in their families to go to college.
  • Helping students succeed is our top priority — and something we do more than talk about. We offer unique professional advising, tutoring, career counseling, and personalized support through our Student Success Center and other student services on campus.  
  • Shawnee State is making college possible with more than $2 million in scholarships, open admission, low tuition, and professional financial aid assistance. 
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