The Ohio State University at Mansfield


Financial aid

Our commitment

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:

Scholarships
Scholarship aid that is offered by Ohio State is automatically accepted for you. Each scholarship may have differing eligibility and renewal requirements.

Grants
Grant aid that is offered is automatically accepted for you. Each grant may have differing eligibility requirements.

Loans
Loans are financial aid that must be paid back with interest over time once you graduate or leave college for any reason.

Work-Study
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


Contact us

Office of Student Financial Aid
104 Riedl Hall
1760 University Dr

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 419-755-4317

Buckeye Link Columbus
Student Academic Services Bldg., Lobby
281 W. Lane Ave.

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: 614-292-0300
Toll-free: 800-678-6440

Email: buckeyelink@osu.edu