Student Financial Aid

Financial Aid Award Guide 2015-2016

Welcome to the 2015-2016 academic year at The Ohio State University!

class outside under autumn foliage Student Financial Aid (SFA) would like to wish you great success this academic year. Managing your financial aid can be a complex process, but SFA and our colleagues in the Student Service Center (SSC), who can answer your questions about financial aid, student accounts, and records issues, are here to help you. If you do not find what you need on our website, please call or visit the Student Service Specialists in the Student Service Center, and we will be glad to work with you.

If you are brand new to financial aid, please become familiar with our website for all important information.


The Award Guide explains the information contained in your award and the steps you must take to receive and maintain your financial aid funds. Consider this Award Guide a toolbox to help you keep your aid in good working order. You can view your 2015-2016 Financial Aid Award status online at your Student Center, accessible via Buckeye Link. The award section details the amounts and types of aid for which you are eligible.

You have several responsibilities as a recipient of financial aid. Pay particular attention to the sections of the Award Guide concerning Satisfactory Academic Progress and hour drops, withdrawals, and the university's refund policy. Lack of familiarity with these policies can cost you time and money! Bookmark this Award Guide along with other financial aid pages of interest for easy reference throughout the year. Know how to access all pertinent financial aid materials in the event you need them at a later date.

This publication is intended to be used in conjunction with the other information detailed elsewhere on our website. Be sure to read the information carefully, as SFA will expect you to be aware of the information, procedures, and requirements that are discussed in each site.

This publication constitutes your notification in writing of the terms and conditions of your financial aid awards. You are expected to read and understand this information.


First File the FAFSA