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Need-based Aid

Ohio University students who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be eligible for need-based aid, including grants, subsidized loans and/or federal work-study. Grant awards are considered gift aid and do not need to be repaid. Federal subsidized loans do need to be repaid after you graduate or leave school, but interest does not accrue while you are enrolled. Work-study is a federally funded program that allows you to earn money to pay for your educational expenses. Need-based aid is only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

For students planning to enroll at OHIO in the fall, visit to learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and how to fill out the FAFSA form. The FAFSA is available on October 1 each year and must be received by Ohio University no later than the January 15 first-priority receipt date in order for you to be considered for all federal, state, and institutional financial aid. 

Ohio University's school code is 003100.

Special Note to Transfer Students

Students who are transferring to Ohio University from another institution should request that their FAFSA results be sent to Ohio University's Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships as early as possible. Financial aid does not automatically transfer from one institution to another.

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