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Financial aid checklist

Become part of the 80% of OSU students who receive scholarships and financial aid. It is as easy as 1-2-3.

1. Apply for admission

When you apply to OSU, you're automatically applying for scholarships as well.

  • OSU application
  • Transfer scholarships
  • 2. Complete the FAFSA

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens October 1 for the following school year. OSU's school code is 003170. Certain funding is limited and earliest applicants receive priority.

  • FAFSA website
  • Step-by-step guide
  • 3. Stay connected

    Some items need follow-up action from you for your aid to be processed. Make sure you check for updates in these places.

  • Activate your O-Key account
  • Check your financial aid status
  • Check your OSU email account
  • Contact us if you need help

    Scholarship deadlines

    • Fall-entering students

      Feb. 1 for priority scholarship consideration;

      May 1 is College Decision Date. Some scholarships must be accepted by this date or they may be cancelled. 

      July 1 is the last day to submit application materials, such as updated test scores or transcripts for final scholarship consideration. 

    • Spring-entering students

      Oct. 15 for priority scholarship consideration; the Friday before spring classes begin is the final scholarship deadline. 



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