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Completing the FAFSA

The 2023-24 FAFSA is available! Complete it as soon as possible.

Each year, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA serves as the application for all federal, state, and institutional financial aid at Ohio University. Students can file their FAFSA online beginning October 1 each year. 

Those without internet access, can obtain a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Center at 1.800.4FED.AID (1.800.433.3243).

Items needed to complete the FAFSA:

  • Social Security Number of Student and Parents of Dependent Students
  • Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. Citizen)
  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • An FSA ID to sign electronically
  • The appropriate federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned based on the FAFSA you are completing
If You Plan to Attend College From You Can Submit the FAFSA From Must Use Tax Information From
Summer Semester 2023 - Spring Semester 2024 October 1, 2022 - mid-April 2024 2021
Summer Semester 2022 - Spring Semester 2023 October 1, 2021 - mid-April 2023 2020

Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool reduces the chance of additional information being requested to complete your FAFSA.

Federal School Codes

Students will list the Federal School Code for the campus they plan to attend on the FAFSA. If you are unsure of which campus you plan to attend, please list the Athens campus Federal School Code. All Ohio University Federal School Codes are as follows:


Campus Federal School Code



Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine












First-Priority Consideration Date

Some forms of federal and institutional financial aid are limited due to funding levels. To be considered for these limited funds, students should complete the FAFSA by OHIO's first-priority consideration date of January 15. FAFSA results must be received before or during the time of enrollment to be considered for financial aid. The financial aid year begins in the summer semester and ends in the spring semester.

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