Tuition at all Ohio University campuses has increased this year by 9.5 percent. With such an increase many students may look for additional help through financial aid. However, according to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, average student financial aid awards cover only 72 percent of the demonstrated financial need of undergraduate students. This often leaves families struggling to meet the cost of today’s rising tuition. That’s why Monica Jones, director of student services, at OUZ is encouraging students to consider funding options that do not need to be repaid. Jones says there is a lot of campus based aid in forms of scholarships. They are also available outside of the institution at places like the Community Foundation, Dollars for Scholars, and John McIntire. Over two hundred students attending OUZ this year will receive direct scholarships.