Office of Student Financial Aid

The UA Office of Student Financial Aid is your resource for financial aid support as you apply to the University, make your college decision, and pursue your degree at UA.

Visit this page for University of Akron financial aid news, and use the financial aid section menu to explore the following:

  • Types of aid
  • FAFSA application
  • Applying for aid
  • Maintaining your aid
  • Other financial aid resources

News, advice and help

FAFSA is available now

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an online form you fill out to determine if you are eligible for federal student aid. Completing and submitting the application is free. We also use it to determine state and school aid. We recommend you complete it every year you are in school, regardless of your financial situation.

The FAFSA for the academic year that starts July 1, 2020 (covering summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021) is now available.


  • The earlier you file, the more aid you are likely to receive. For the greatest consideration of financial aid, submit your FAFSA by Dec. 1, 2019.
  • Be sure to include UA’s school code: 003123.
  • See step-by-step instructions about how to apply for and receive financial aid at Akron.

Why the Dec. 1 priority deadline is important

Students who meet the Dec. 1, 2019, priority FAFSA date for the 2020-21 academic year will be considered for every financial aid program for which they are eligible, while funds are available.

If you miss the priority deadline, you should still complete the FAFSA. Applications received after the priority deadline will still be eligible for federal aid such as the Pell Grant and Direct Loans. Applicants after Dec. 1 will be considered for university-administered funds, such as the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant and Federal Work-Study, only after students who met the Dec. 1 deadline are awarded.

Receive free help filling out the FAFSA

Experts can help you complete the application. See the times and days.

Timing of financial aid award letters

We expect to start mailing 2020-21 financial aid award letters for new freshmen in mid-January.

For continuing students, award notifications will be sent by email in late-March/early-April.

Submit the Private (Endowed) Scholarship Application by Jan. 31 for greatest consideration

Complete and submit the Private (Endowed) Scholarship Application by May 1. There is a separate application for new freshman undergraduate students (priority deadline Jan. 31, 2020), transfer undergraduate students, and continuing undergraduate students.