If you were unable to attend the Financial Aid Meeting this year, you can check out this video from the Financial Aid Advisor from Ohio Northern University.
Understanding Your Finances: A Guide for College Students
This is a great resource to help you plan for college expenses.
Here is a website to walk you through the Financial Aid Process:
Ohio Board of Regents
For further information on state grants and scholarships go to http://www.regents.ohio.gov and click on the students and families section. The College Access Line is also open 1-877-428-8246 for information on grants and scholarships.
ORDER OF LOOKING FOR MONEY FOR COLLEGE
2. Federal Grants (Non-Repayable) -- Pell Grants, SEOG
3. State Grants (Non-Repayable) -- Ohio Student Opportunity Grant, Ohio Choice Grant, Ohio Academic Scholarship, Ohio War Orphans, etc.
4. Loans (Must Repay) -- Most grants are applied for by filing FAFSA.
Click here to go the the FAFSA application.
Starting Oct. 1 you need to begin filling out the FAFSA information. You do not need to have your tax return done! You can estimate and then go back later and correct. Don't wait until the last minute to do your FAFSA.
It is also important to do the FAFSA pre-application worksheet. This allows you to get all the information you need, and when it comes time to apply - you are ready.
Financial Aid Resources
Federal Student Aid
Guide to Financial Aid