Financial Aid Process
Financial aid for graduate students consists of associateships and other employment, fellowships, loans and scholarships. Most financial aid is merit-based, meaning you compete for awards based on academic achievement. Decisions about graduate student funding other than federal and private loans are made at the program and college level. Learn more about funding your graduate study.
Financial aid for post-baccalaureate professional students consists of loans, employment and a limited range of scholarships and grants. Consult your program for more information. (Students in baccalaureate professional programs should select the appropriate undergraduate type in this site's top menu.)
The Ohio State University makes every effort within its means to help students secure the funds to pay for college. Your first step in finding out what aid you might be eligible for is to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).