The Ohio State University at Marion


Students attending in 2017 can apply for financial aid now

Attend a FAFSA completion workshop to get help applying for grants, loans and work-study funds

College students and their families can apply for Federal and state financial aid for the 2017-2018 beginning this month. In prior years, students had to wait until January 1 to begin the process. This change allows students and their families to apply earlier for Federal and state grants, loans, and work-study funds., as well as campus-based and external scholarships and grants.

“This change should reduce family stress and provide more time to compare financial aid offers from different colleges and universities,” said Joel Liles, Marion Technical College’s Dean of Enrollment Services.

While the FAFSA process can be confusing, The Ohio State University at Marion and Marion Technical College are partnering to offer free FAFSA Completion Workshops.

“We’re here to help you,” said Matt Moreau, Director of Financial Aid & Institutional Research at Ohio State Marion. “Take advantage of our experience and the extra time and check ‘Applying for Financial Aid’ off your to-do list right now."

Current high school seniors and their parent/s, or current area college students are welcome to register for one of these free sessions even if they will attend a college other than Ohio State Marion or Marion Technical College.

Some federal student aid programs have limited funds, so applying as soon as you can would give you the best opportunity to qualify. Many campus-based and external scholarship and grant programs require students to file a FAFSA each year.

Monday, October 10, 2016
Upper Sandusky High School
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.: College Financial Planning Overview
6:45 – 8:00 p.m.: FAFSA Completion Workshop
800 N. Sandusky Ave, Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
For more information and to register, call 419-294-2306

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Marysville High School Library
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
800 Amrine Mill Rd, Marysville, OH 43040
Arrival by 6:30 required. Please enter through main high school entrance.
For more information and to register, call 937-578-6200.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Marion Campus - Room 227 Library Classroom Building
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Arrive no later than 1:15 p.m.
1469 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302
Registration is required. Register online by October 12 at go.osu.edu/fafsa

Monday, October 17, 2016
Marion Campus: Library-Class Building Room 227
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. – arrive no later than 1:45 p.m.
1469 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302
Registration is required. Register online by October 14 at go.osu.edu/fafsa

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Marion Campus: Library-Class Building Room 231
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. – arrive no later than 1:45 p.m.
1469 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302
Registration is required. Register online by October 16 at go.osu.edu/fafsa

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Tri Rivers Career Center
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.: College Financial Planning Overview
6:45 – 8:00 p.m.: FAFSA Completion Workshop
2222 Marion – Mt Gilead Rd, Marion, OH 43302
For more information and to register, call 740-389-4681

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Marion Campus: Library-Class Building Room 231
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. – arrive no later than 1:45 p.m.
1469 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302
Registration is required. Register online by October 21 at go.osu.edu/fafsa

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Mount Gilead High School
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.: College Financial Planning Overview
6:45 – 8:00 p.m. – FAFSA Completion Workshop
338 W Park Ave, Mount Gilead, OH 43338
For more information and to register, call (419) 947-6065

Sunday, November 6, 2016
Crawford College Connection, Bucyrus Library
1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
200 E. Mansfield Street, Bucyrus, OH 44820
Registration is required. Please contact Bucyrus Public Library at 419-562-7327 or mthornton@teamthornton.com.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Marion Campus: Library-Classroom Building Room 231
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Please arrive no later than 6:30 p.m.
1469 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302
Registration is required. Register online by November 7 at go.osu.edu/fafsa

Monday, November 14, 2016
North Union High School
6:00 – 6:45 p.m.: College Financial Planning Overview
6:45 – 8:00 p.m. – FAFSA Completion Workshop
401 North Franklin St, Richwood, OH 43344
For more information and to register, call 740-943-3012.

For more information, please visit go.osu.edu/fafsa.