About FAFSA

In order to qualify for need-based aid from the Moritz College of Law and Federal Stafford Loans, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be completed at the earliest possible date after the FAFSA becomes available in early January. The FAFSA form may be completed online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.

The Ohio State federal code is 003090.

Questions regarding the FAFSA should be directed to the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-2343.

Federal regulations mandate that borrowers go through a verification process. This step is similar to an audit and requires selected students to provide documentation that supports the financial information the student provided. Students selected for verification must comply with the request for additional information. Any failure to do so will result in financial aid not being processed. Verification forms are available on your Student Center TO DO List and on The Ohio State University Office of Student Financial Aid website.

Finally, students should know that completion of the FAFSA relies upon tax information for the year that just ended. Borrowers are encouraged to have their taxes filed before completing the FAFSA and use the IRS Data Retrival Tool. They can complete the FAFSA using estimated income for the year; however, this may result in the individual being selected for verification.

A paper FAFSA form may be obtained by contacting the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243.