Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

Alumnae Scholarship Housing

  • Alumnae Scholarship Housing
    Alumnae Scholarship Housing
  • ASH participants
    ASH participants
  • ASH pumpkin carving
    ASH pumpkin carving



The Alumnae Scholarship Housing (ASH) program has offered a unique, cooperative-living and low-cost housing option for undergraduate women at The Ohio State University for more than 80 years. ASH aims to connect students with a variety of resources on campus while promoting individual growth and development. ASH women engage in regular initiatives that build a tight-knit community and foster cooperative spirit. ASH women also have regular interactions with ASH alumnae. The program consists of 49 women who reside in Fechko House, Hanley House and Pomerene House.


  • Family-like living experience
  • Reduced housing fees (savings of $1,030 per semester)
  • Food is provided – a separate meal plan is not required (savings of $2,360 per semester)
  • Opportunities for personal growth and leadership development
  • Opportunities for housing scholarships from ASH Society to returning members
  • Opportunities to interact and build strong connections with ASH alumnae
  • Signature Events including the ASH Fall Break Educational Trip, Thanksgiving Dinner with ASH Alumnae, the ASH Winter Formal and the Women of the Year Program


  • 5-8 hours per week of house duties including meal planning, meal preparation, housekeeping and ordering supplies
  • Women must maintain a 2.8 cumulative GPA

 How to Apply (New Students - Including Transfer Students)

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1, 2021.
  • Apply to ASH by completing the Learning Community Application by April 15, 2021.
  • Students invited to participate in ASH must complete a Residence Hall Contract from the Office of Housing Assignments and indicate on the contract their desire to live in ASH by May 31, 2021.

How to Apply (Returning Students - Including Campus Change Students)

  • Current students participating in ASH who wish to return must complete this form by January 29, 2020 to indicate their interest in continuing with the program.
  • Students who are not currently participating in ASH, but wish to be considered can apply by January 29, 2020 by completing this application.
  • In addition to completing the form, current second and third year students participating in ASH who wish to return or join ASH must respond to the link sent by the Office of University Housing to confirm they intend to live on-campus for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • In addition to completing the form, campus change students interested in joining ASH should reach out to Housing Administration no later than February 10, 2020 to indicate their intent to live on-campus and be included in the reselection process.
  • In order to be eligible to participate in ASH, students must have a 2.8 cumulative GPA, complete the FAFSA by the February 1, 2020 deadline and be in good standing with all program requirements for ASH.