Award Notification and Accepting Aid Offered
The OSU Office of Student Financial Aid prepares an Award Notification for each student who completes the FAFSA and has the results made available to Ohio State, as well as for students who have been awarded a grant or scholarship from the Moritz College of Law.
Continuing students who met the February 15 FAFSA filing deadline can expect to receive an emailed Award Notification in late April.
Note: Students selected for Verification by the Office of Student Finanical Aid should promptly provide supporting documentation. The Verification process typically extends the financial-aid awarding process by 2 to 4 weeks.
The Award Notification letter will list all grants, scholarships, and loans available to the student for the coming academic year up to, but no more than, the Student Budget for the academic year.
Accepting Award Offered
To accept the financial aid awarded, a student needs to have a valid OSU Internet Username and then log onto the Student Center from Buckeyelink to accept, reduce, or decline the loans. Incoming students need to follow the links on their Student Center to complete the necessary requirements for receipt of their aid. Grad Plus loans require a completed OSU application submitted to the Financial Aid office at Moritz. The application hyperlink can be found on your Award Summary page. The recommended deadline for processing fall semester financial aid is July 15.
NOTE: Entering and continuing students who are awarded a grant(s) or scholarship(s) from outside of the Moritz College of Law and the University (e.g., from a local philanthropic organization), must inform the Office of Student Financial Aid of this financial assistance. Students may email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the award and the amount of the award.
Students are encouraged to minimize loan assistance whenever possible. In the instance when a student is unsure about the amount of loan assistance needed, the student is advised to request the lowest possible amount of aid to meet expenses. If a student subsequently needs additional aid, he or she may request part or all of the aid that was previously offered but declined.