An Education for the Real World


Choosing the right university for your son or daughter can be overwhelming. That's why we want to make it as easy as possible for parents to understand why a Tiffin education can make a real difference over the course of your child's life. For more than 125 years, Tiffin has provided a high-quality education for students who want to live and learn at a private, coeducational university. We pride ourselves on offering professionally focused academic programs within a small, caring community that, above all, puts students first.

Faculty Make It Real
Our beautiful, 130-acre campus in north central Ohio offers a place where your child will be transformed academically and personally. We offer more than 25 majors in our undergraduate degree programs that are taught by faculty (not graduate assistants) who are experts in their field and who bring practical experience to the classroom. The professors will know your child's name and will take the time to help your son or daughter make connections inside and outside the classroom.

Small Classes
At Tiffin, there are no large lecture halls. In fact, your son or daughter will never have more than 45 students in a class. Our historic campus is small and quaint, making it easy to get around. Students can go from one class to another in just minutes, with plenty of time to visit with friends along the way.

Real Support System
We want all of our students to think of Tiffin as their home away from home. That's why one of our main priorities is making sure they have access to a strong support system that includes faculty, staff, and fellow students. Our community is truly focused on helping them get the most out of their experience. From student-led tutoring to career and internship support services, Tiffin students always know there is someone ready to lend a helping hand.

A Real Value
We know the cost of higher education is a concern for everyone. You'll be glad to know that Tiffin University is one of the most affordable private colleges in Ohio. More than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid that averages almost $10,000. This aid comes in many forms, including Tiffin University Scholarships, Federal and State Grants, Loans, and Work-Study Packages.

It All Begins with FAFSA
Please encourage your son or daughter to find out more about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which starts the financial aid process. The Department of Education uses the data on the FAFSA form students submit to determine need and eligibility for certain kinds of assistance. Regardless of family income, all students and parents are strongly encouraged to apply for financial aid by filling out the FAFSA, which can be obtained from high school guidance counselors, colleges, and the financial aid office at Tiffin University or on the Web at Submit the FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible.

The College Scholarship Process
Some forms of financial aid are based on need or achievement. Your son or daughter should begin the scholarship application process by visiting a high school guidance counselor during their sophomore and junior years. Application deadlines vary widely, so it is possible to be successful even early in the senior year. FASTWEB is a free Internet service that matches your student's responses on a short questionnaire with a scholarship database to identify grants and/or scholarships for which he or she may be eligible.

Your Electronic Award
TU can present financial aid award packages to its students online, speeding up the notification process.  This online account provides a comprehensive award package to students sooner, enabling them to make decisions and finalize arrangements in a timelier manner.  The online award notifications will contain links to tools and resources to help students evaluate and obtain their preferred financing solutions. Award recipients simply respond electronically to the school to accept or revise the award.

Students will receive additional information about awards by postcard and e-mail messages, the TU mailbox, and their Tiffin University e-mail account.  Students can access their award information through TU's Self-Service.

As parents, we want to encourage you to contact the Office of Financial Aid if you have questions about any aspect of financial aid. Call (419) 448-3279 or (800) 968-6446 ext. 3279.