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Award notifications

Award notifications are typically sent to incoming freshman and transfer students beginning in December and to continuing students beginning in late spring. Awards are made on an on-going basis throughout the year so we encourage you to check your portal often.


Your award represents the best offer of assistance based on the FAFSA and the cost to attend OSU. Awards cannot be negotiated and we do not match offers from other schools. If you or your parents have experienced a change of circumstances (divorce, death, job loss, etc) please contact our office.


How will I be notified?


  • You will receive an award notice by email to your official OSU email address. If you are a new undergraduate student, you will also receive an award notification by mail.
  • The award notification will not include specific award information. Instead, it tells you that awards are available for you to review by logging on to the OSU Self Service portal at


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