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Financial Aid and Scholarships

How can students maximize financial aid? 

  • The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the first step  to be considered for any type of federal or state aid and most institutional aid (including some scholarships). The FAFSA is available on October 1 each year and The Ohio State University has a priority date. Students can still submit your FAFSA after that date, but be aware that filing earlier will provide students maximum aid consideration.

Read about the scholarships, grants, loans and part-time employment programs offered at Ohio State.

Read about how aid eligibility is determined.  

A detailed step-by-step guide can be found here. 

How can students apply for scholarships through the College of Engineering? 

The College of Engineering offers a wide variety of scholarship and funding opportunities to incoming freshmen as well as current Buckeye engineering students. Additional information can be found here or by contacting the College of Engineering Scholarships Office (