Summer Aid (Continuing Students)
Law students who wish to receive financial aid for summer classes must fill out a summer enrollment form. This form should be completed by all OSU law students who wish to receive financial aid for the summer semester (courses taken in Columbus, summer study in Oxford or D.C., or courses taken at another law school or through another law school's summer study abroad program). The deadline for submitting this completed form for summer financial aid is April 1.
Additionally, the FAFSA form must be filed (OSU, federal code 003090, must be listed as a receiving institution) no later than February 15. Students taking courses at another law school (except Capital) also must complete a Consortium Agreement to receive aid.
NOTE: In order to receive loan assistance, a student must be enrolled at least halftime for the term. For the summer, half-time enrollment is 4 or more credit hours.
Students who schedule below 4 credit hours will not be eligible for loan assistance. Students who register for 4 or more credit hours and who receive aid, but subsequently drop below half-time status, will have loan assistance revoked and will be liable for any loan funds received.
This form will be available beginning in February in the Financial Aid Office of the law school. Forms should be completed and turned into the Moritz College of Law Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, Room 104 Drinko Hall.
Moritz College of Law Summer Enrollment Form should be completed and submitted at the earliest possible date once enrollment plans for the summer have been finalized. The Summer Enrollment Form must be turned in no later than April 1. Failure to meet these deadlines will cause processing delays and likely will result in loan funds not being available until several weeks into the summer program.
Students who meet the February 15 FAFSA and April 1 summer filing deadlines can expect to receive an e-mail in late April directing them to check their Financial Aid Status Page on the WEB for their Award Notification. The Award Notification will indicate the type(s) of aid for the summer, as well as for the fall and spring semesters.
To accept, reject or reduce any Stafford Loan(s) listed on the Award Notification, students are to select each individual loan, then Click on Accept, Reject or Reduce to indicate how much of the loan they wish to accept. Students who want to accept less loan monies than what is offered must enter the amount they wish to receive.
Most continuing students should have a Master Promissory Note (MPN) on file with the Direct Loan Servicer, but students who do not have a MPN on file, will be given a link to the Direct Loan web site. Students are to use their PIN to sign an Electronic Master Promissory Note (EMPN). If you do not know your PIN, go to http://www.pin.ed.gov.
Receiving the Loan Funds
Once students have indicated how much loan money they wish to receive and there is a MPN on file (a MPN on file means the Direct Loan Servicer and Ohio State have record of a signed MPN on each system), students can expect loan funds to be deposited into their OSU Account. Direct deposit occurs no earlier than ten days prior to the start of the semester.
Note: All Financial Aid emails and award package notifications will be sent to the email address on file with the Office of Chief Information Officer. Law students are encouraged to confirm that this is the correct address, so that financial aid emails are not delayed or misdirected, by calling 614-688-HELP.