Financial Aid

Welcome to the Office of Student Financial Aid. We are committed to helping you make your college education affordable. We offer a variety of services and programs designed specifically to help you find ways to meet your educational expenses. Our staff is dedicated to making sure you receive your aid in a timely and efficient manner.

Your financial aid package may consist of a combination of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time work through the Federal Work Study program or other outside employment.

While you may apply for financial aid at any time, the priority deadline to apply in order to maximize all your possible financial aid options at The Ohio State University is February 15 for students planning to enroll for classes in the following academic year.

To be considered for financial aid for each school year, you should submit the following applications, preferably by the February 15 priority deadline:

  • External Scholarships:  See suggested links below, and also check with your local high school guidance office and Community Foundation for local scholarship information.

Applying for financial aid does not obligate you to enroll nor does it guarantee an award; it only begins the process of your financial planning in anticipation of your possible enrollment.

To contact the Office of Student Financial Aid, please e-mail Katie Harris, Financial Aid Coordinator at, or by phone at (740) 725-6389.



Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Financial Aid Checklist

Apply for Marion Campus Scholarships

Question & Answers

Marion Campus Scholarship Information

Tuition & Fees

Ohio State Financial Aid Information

Staff Information

External Scholarship Search Engines

FAFSA Completion Workshop

Ohio State Scholarship Websites

Ohio State External Scholarship Info Site

Cash Course

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Tracking Your Expenses

Delaware Community Foundation Scholarship





Marion Community Foundation Scholarships


Ohio National Guard Scholarships (for additional information, please contact SSG Eric Hammond at 419-410-0461 or