File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) yearly at fafsa.ed.gov.
Check your current Financial Aid status. This site will indicate your award status and any additional documentation that may be required for verification.
If you need to submit any verification documents, click Uploader to submit financial aid forms and documents securely online. Do not email documents. You may bring them with you to your orientation session. You may meet with a financial aid representative to answer questions and submit your documents.
There are three initial requirements to activate an awarded Federal Direct Loan:
- Accept the loan in full or part. To do this, view your status page and use the prompt in the What's Needed column of your electronic Financial Aid Award Package.
- Complete online entrance counseling. Ohio State reserves the right to cancel all or part of this loan if you do not fulfill this requirement.
- Compete a Master Promissory Note (MPN). Access and complete your electronic MPN at studentloans.gov. You will need to have your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID). If you do not have a FSA ID, you will need to register for one at studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid
Please refer to Student Financial Aid for more information.