The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the primary tool used to determine eligibility for all forms of federal and state financial aid, as well as some college and university based aid.
Update (2/14/14): Our winter 2014 FAFSA Completion Sessions are now over. If you are a new or current OSU student (any campus) who needs assistance completing the FAFSA, please call 740-725-6242 to make an appointment with a Financial Aid Counselor as soon as possible.
It is time to complete a FASFA for the 2014-2015 aid year. Please use the following web-site any time after January 1, 2014: www.fafsa.gov
Documents needed before beginning the FAFSA
- Your and your parents' Social Security Numbers and birthdates.
- Your driver's license number
- Your and your spouses or parents' 2013 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned
- Your (and your spouse's, if you are married) 2013 Federal Income Tax Return IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ. Or bring your 2012 returns if you have not yet completed them for 2013.
- Foreign Tax Return, or Tax Return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia, or Palau
- Your Parents' 2013 Federal Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student). Or bring their 2012 returns if they have not yet completed them for 2013.
- Your and your parents' 2013 untaxed income records
- Veterans non-education benefit records
- Child support received or paid by you and your parents
- Worker's compensation
- Your and your parents' current bank statements
- Your and your parents'current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records
- Your and your parents' alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
For the 2014-15 school year, you will need financial information from 2013.
In the absence of 2013 information, you may use 2012 tax information and simply estimate answers when necessary.
To organize your information, print and complete a FAFSA on the Web Worksheet before you begin entering your information online. Keep these records. You may need them again. Do not mail your records to Federal Student Aid or any college or university.