Apply for need-based financial aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) serves as your application for all financial assistance at Ohio University. Need-based aid is only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
How to Apply
If you prefer, a paper FAFSA can be obtained by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FEDAID (1.800.433.3243).
Our federal school code number for the Athens campus of Ohio University is 003100 and must be listed on your electronic or paper FAFSA for us to receive the results. If you will be attending a regional campus, please use the appropriate regional campus code on your FAFSA.
When to Apply
Incoming freshmen who are admitted by March 1 (deadline extended!) will automatically be considered for most Ohio University scholarships for their freshman year. Because financial need is considered in addition to scholastic achievement for some scholarships, we recommend the FAFSA be filed in time to meet the first priority deadline of March 15.
Calculating FAFSA Results
It is possible that Ohio University may select your FAFSA for verification and request that you submit certain documents to check the accuracy of the data on your FAFSA. If you want to make changes to the data on your FAFSA yourself because you used estimated data or for any other reason, please send the information to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Your Financial Aid Award Letter
In addition to the aid listed on your award letter, there are two additional types of aid that families can apply to receive: the Federal Direct Plus Loan or an alternative loan from a private lender. If the aid listed on your award letter does not cover all or enough of your educational expenses, then you may want to apply for either the PLUS loan or a private loan.