​​Financial Aid Process​​​

​Financial aid for students who transfer to Ohio State from another university or college consists of scholarships, grants, loans and Federal Work-Study. Financial aid is need-based or non-need-based and meant to help when your family and personal resources are unable to cover your total educational costs.

The Ohio State University makes every effort to make a world-class education both accessible and affordable. The Ohio State Tuition Guarantee, which keeps costs flat for four years for each entering class, provides incoming students and their families certainty about the cost of in-state tuition, general fees, housing and dining. Ohio State also provides federal, state and university financial aid funds, such as the President's Affordability Grant, to eligible students in an effort to help families secure the funds they need to help pay for college.​

​Financial aid may be limited for transfer students depending on when they apply to Ohio State. Your first step in finding out what aid you might be eligible for is to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Note: If you are changing from one Ohio State campus to another you are considered to be a current student. Click on the "Current Students" tab above or go to campuschange.osu.edu for more information.