Free Application for Federal Student Aid
In order to qualify for need-based grants from the Moritz College of Law, Stafford Loans, and Graduate PLUS loans, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) form or a FAFSA Renewal form at the earliest possible date after January 1, but no later than February 15.
Law students need to complete only the student section (not the parent section). Law students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA online and must list Ohio State (federal code 003090) as a recipient. (A paper FAFSA form may be obtained by contacting the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243.)
Note regarding verification: federal regulations mandate that some borrowers of federal loan monies go through "verification." This added step in the processing of financial aid is similar to an audit and requires selected students to provide documentation that supports the financial information provided by the student. Any student who is selected for verification must comply with the request for additional information, as failure to do so will result in financial aid not being processed. Verification forms are available on the OSU Office of Student Financial Aid web site.