​​How to Apply for Aid​​

Applying for aid is as simple as filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.  


The FAFSA requires data from parent and student federal tax returns, W-2s, and from financial institutions and/or investment account statements.  When you file the FAFSA, the data you provide will be sent to the U.S. Department of Education for analysis. The data will also be forwarded to the Ohio Board of Regents (or the state grant agency for residents of other states), for determination of eligibility for a state grant.  


Online filing provides rapid delivery of your processed FAFSA data to the Office of Financial Aid. The data-turn-around time for the electronic application is usually less than five days. We recommend that all students submit the FAFSA as close to October 1st as possible, and no later than April 1 for fall enrollment. 






To get the information to us, please include Findlay's federal code number in the school section: 003045.

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Additional Information

We anticipate that students will re-apply for aid annually. We will generally renew the institutional aid at the same level as was awarded when you first enrolled at UF. However, if you change majors or choose to commute from home, we will re-assess your institutional aid eligibility based on changes in costs.  ​

Current federal financial aid policy mandates that you must complete your baccalaureate degree requirements within 150 percent of the normal credit policy (124 hours). Thus, if you have attempted 186 semester hours and have not yet received your degree, you may be subject to loss of federal aid for your additional enrollment.​​

The Office of Financial Aid will assist you in securing all state and/or federal aid for which you may be eligible.