Filing the FAFSA for Undergraduates
To be considered for need-based financial aid (including grants, loans, and work-study), you should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available October 1 each year.
File the 2019-2020 FAFSA if you would like to be considered for aid for any or all of the fall 2019, spring 2020, or summer 2020 terms. File the 2020-2021 FAFSA if you would like to be considered for aid for any or all of the fall 2020, spring 2021, or summer 2021 terms.
The state of Ohio uses the FAFSA to determine state aid eligibility. As a result, it is important to file your FAFSA by February 1 each year. If you are not from Ohio, please check with your state's agency for higher education to see if an additional application is needed to be considered for state aid.
Process for Filing the FAFSA
In order to file your FAFSA electronically, you'll need to create your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. This ID will be used to authenticate your identity for numerous federal financial aid processes.