Financial aid

Our commitment

Finances shouldn’t keep you from achieving your dream of a college degree. Ohio State is committed to making college education possible while curbing student debt. Read more about the Ohio State value.

We're here to help

We know that paying for college takes planning, saving and drawing from a variety of resources. Ohio State's office of Student Financial Aid is here to help you determine whether you qualify for aid and to successfully apply for it.

Many students and families rely on student financial aid to help pay for the overall cost of attending college. Financial aid can come from Ohio State, federal and state government, and private sources, and includes:

  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Work-Study

Learn everything you need to know about applying for financial aid, including important deadlines and step-by-step instructions, at (select the type of student you are from the menu at the top).