If your family is experiencing a reduction in income or resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic or for any reason, Ohio University is here to help. If you have not yet filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-21 aid year, you can file at https://fafsa.gov. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships has an online Change of Income application for admitted undergraduate students. In order to complete this application, students must have already filed a FAFSA, been awarded aid, and have completed verification, if required. The Change of Income application allows families, who have an EFC greater than zero, to enter estimated 2020 tax year income. The estimated 2020 income information will be compared to your actual 2018 information provided on the FAFSA. If your 2020 income estimates show a reduction, your FAFSA will be updated to reflect those estimates and your financial aid eligibility will be reviewed based on the updated FAFSA. To request access to the Change of Income form, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. Our office is committed to priority processing of Change of Income applications for students affected by COVID-19. Upon completion of the online application, students should provide the signature page and supporting documents as soon as possible. We recommend you use our Secure Upload Portal. This is a secure method to transmit your documents to our office. When using this portal, we recommend that you do not use a Safari browser. You can also submit documents by fax (740.593.4140) or by mail to:
Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
1 Ohio University
Chubb Hall 020
Athens, OH 45701
Our priority processing timeline is two to three weeks.