Finances shouldn’t keep you from achieving your dream of a college degree. Ohio State is committed to making college education possible while curbing student debt. Read more about the Ohio State value.
We're here to help
We know that paying for college takes planning, saving and drawing from a variety of resources. Ohio State's office of Student Financial Aid is here to help you determine whether you qualify for aid and to successfully apply for it.
Many students and families rely on student financial aid to help pay for the overall cost of attending college. Financial aid can come from Ohio State, federal and state government, and private sources, and includes:
Scholarship aid that is offered by Ohio State is automatically accepted for you. Each scholarship may have differing eligibility and renewal requirements.
Grant aid that is offered is automatically accepted for you. Each grant may have differing eligibility requirements.
Loans are financial aid that must be paid back with interest over time once you graduate or leave college for any reason.
Federally-funded program that offers jobs for students with financial need.
Learn more about applying for financial aid, including important deadlines and step-by-step instructions, at sfa.osu.edu (select the type of student you are from the menu at the top).
File the FAFSA
The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the first step to be considered for any type of federal or state aid and most institutional aid (including some scholarships). The FAFSA is available on October 1 each year.
File by February 1 to receive priority consideration for financial aid. Read about how we determine aid eligibility.
Ohio State's code: 003090
This code must be included on the FAFSA in order to have your FAFSA data sent to Ohio State.
Are you new to the FAFSA? Find more resources
Office of Student Financial Aid
104 Riedl Hall
1760 University Dr
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.