Frequently asked questions for financial aid/COVID-19
- Who is eligible to apply for the OSU Economic Stimulus Grant-CRRSA?
- You must have filed a 2020-2021 FAFSA at the time you apply for the grant.
- You must have been enrolled at OSU for the spring 2021 semester.
- If you have previously been awarded the OSU Economic Stimulus Grant-CRRSA, you are ineligible to apply again.
- Students without legal citizenship status, DACA students and International students are ineligible to apply.
- How much is the OSU Economic Stimulus Grant-CRRSA?
The grant is $1,000 but is subject to change based on available funding.
- Can I still apply for an OSU Economic Stimulus Grant-CRRSA even though I don't have
a FAFSA on file?
At this time, the application has been closed.
You can apply for the OSU Economic Stimulus Grant-CRRSA after you complete the FAFSA. However, funding is very limited and can’t be guaranteed.
- Do I have to pay the OSU Economic Stimulus Grant-CRRSA back?
No, you don't need to pay the grant back.
- If I receive an OSU Economic Stimulus Grant-CRRSA will it reduce my financial aid?
No, the OSU Economic Stimulus Grant-CRRSA will not count as financial aid received, so it won’t impact your other financial aid.
- Will your office be open?
We're here to help! But please help us prioritize health and safety by contacting us via email or phone.
Our lobby is now open from 9am – 4pm, but traffic will be limited. If you feel an in-person meeting is not needed, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 405-744-6604. If you prefer to come to the office, OSU requires that a mask be worn inside campus buildings. Due to campus social distancing requirements, you are limited to 3 people or fewer in your group.
- Can we still contact your office?
Yes! You (or other individuals who are authorized to get information about you) are encouraged to contact us if you have any questions about your financial aid or scholarships. We recommend emailing us at email@example.com with any questions or concerns. Since we will be communicating with you via your OSU email, please check it daily. You can also call us at 405-744-6604. Our staff is working to make sure that aid processing continues without delay or interruption.
- What if my financial situation has changed? What if my family's financial situation
If you or your family are experiencing a financial hardship due to COVID19, please contact us. We can review your situation and look for any possible adjustments to your financial aid.
Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 405-744-6604.
- I heard I don't have to pay interest on my student loans?
You need to contact your loan servicer for any questions regarding the “pause” on federal loan interest accrual. The “pause” is available to borrowers of Direct Subsidized, Direct Unsubsidized, Direct Parent PLUS and Direct Graduate PLUS loans. If you don’t know who your loan servicer is go to studentaid.gov.