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Admissions Process

Take the first steps to find out what your individualized college investment plan at Findlay includes.

  • Apply, it's free!

  • Send your official transcript from high school.
  • Complete the FAFSA your senior year and list Findlay as a university you are considering attending. Listing UF in the FAFSA will ensure that the Financial Aid Office automatically receives a copy of your federal aid application. This information will be used to enhance your pre-awarded college investment plan.​
  • Submit your $2​00 enrollment deposit. This releases your residence hall forms and reserves your place in the class. Your deposit is fully refundable until May 1.

99% of Students at Findlay Receive Financial Aid.

The University of Findlay’s college investment plan is a partnership between the University and you and your family. Our goal is to guide you to graduation with the least amount of debt possible. Your part of the partnership is to work hard to build the knowledge base you need to become a successful alumnus.

The average net price for undergraduate students is approximately $23,589, and the University works closely with students and their families to assure that we are the "right fit" on all levels.

First-Time Freshman Merit Scholarships

ScholarshipGPAAwardTest – ACT / SAT / CLT
Trustee4.0 or higher$24,00027 / 1290 / 89
Presidential 3.9$22,00024 / 1190 / 79
Deans3.65$20,00021 / 1090 / 67
Merit 3.29 or lower$16,000 

**University of Findlay's test-optional policy lets you shine, and rewards excellence with merit scholarships, whether it's a student's outstanding GPA or impressive test scores – UF will always apply the highest scholarship amount in your favor.​

University of Findlay accepts Classic Learning Test (CLT) scores for the determination of merit-based aid, in addition to the acceptance of both ACT and SAT scores. The Classic Learning Test (CLT) is a standardized college entrance exam designed to assess students' skills in areas such as reading, writing, and math, with a particular focus on critical thinking.​


Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Endowed Scholarships

Beginning your sophomore year, you can continue to reduce the cost of your education by earning one or more of the University’s endowed scholarships. Click on the links below to find out more about scholarships available for specific majors and interests.


Other Financial Aid Sources 

There are several other types of financial aid available for incoming freshmen. 

  • Knowlton Foundation Scholarship
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Grants
  • Ohio College Opportunity Grants (for Ohio residents only)
  • Pennsylvania Higher Education Grants (PA residents only)
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • Federal Direct Loans
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loans
  • Alternative Loans
  • Federal Work-Study
  • University Work-Study