Undergraduate Admissions


Doing business Buckeye-style

Familiarize yourself with the following terms and processes, and you’ll be on your way to handling all your Buckeye business with ease.

Buckeye Link

Ohio State makes it easy for you to maneuver the business of being a Buckeye through buckeyelink.osu.edu. This self-service site provides tools and information to pay tuition and fees, track financial aid, register for classes and more through your Student Center. Buckeye Link also has answers to many frequently asked questions and timely updates about your account. Use Buckeye Link to accomplish the following:


Along with the debit account function, you will use your BuckID card for secure access to buildings (including residence halls), to purchase meals in campus dining facilities, for admission to various athletic and other university-sponsored events, to ride the COTA bus and to use the recreational facilities.

Using the BuckID website, buckid.osu.edu, you can search through a list of merchants who accept the BuckID as a form of payment, report a lost or stolen card, and check your transaction history and available balance. Anyone with your 19-digit BuckID account number can make an online deposit to your debit account.

Financial aid

The Ohio State University strives to provide financial assistance, including university scholarships; federal, state and institutional grants; work programs; and loans to all eligible Ohio State students. Read about financial aid and important financial aid deadlines.

Federal, state and university-funded aid is reflected as Pending Financial Aid on your Statement of Account until 10 days before the start of each term, at which time funds from these programs will be fully applied to your account.

If you have been awarded aid that is not appearing as indicated, check your Financial Aid To Do list on your Student Center for instructions. Funds from non-university scholarships, alternative or private loans, and College Savings Plans are handled differently. Read more information about third-party aid: External Resource Guide.

Student Service Center (SSC)

The Student Service Center is the single point of contact for taking care of the business of being a Buckeye. The knowledgeable staff can assist you in person, by phone or by email with financial aid issues, academic records and registration holds, student accounts, fee payments and more.

Contact information:
Student Service Center
Lobby, SAS Building
281 W. Lane Ave. [map]
Toll-free: 800-678-6440

Phone and walk-in hours:
Visit the Student Service Center website at ssc.osu.edu.

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