Office of Student Financial Aid

Office of Student Financial Aid

Financial Aid is a process you can begin as early as your senior year in high school. Don't wait until you get to orientation!

This site has all the information you need to start the financial aid process and learn about using aid to pay for your education.

New students! Click here to review the "Welcome" information sheet provided with your financial aid award.

Don’t miss out: Making college more affordable

We have launched several new scholarship initiatives to help more students afford college. We have more scholarships available than ever before—and more options to meet many students’ needs. 

Here’s what you need to know for the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting on Oct. 1. Even if you don’t believe you will qualify for aid, we encourage you to complete the FAFSA. Most people do qualify for something. (Please note: UA’s school code is 003123). You can file the FAFSA even if your taxes are not completed. Use estimates and and make your corrections after you file your tax return.

    The Akron Guarantee Scholarship (click for details)Students who meet the December 1, 2016 priority FAFSA date for the 2017-18 academic year will be considered for every financial aid program for which they may be eligible while funds are available. Students whose FAFSAs will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education after December 1 will not be eligible for federal university-administered funds, such as Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Perkins Loan, unless there are funds remaining after students who met the deadline are awarded.
  • Complete and submit the Private (Endowed) Scholarship Application by May 1st. There is a separate application for new freshman undergraduate students, transfer undergraduate students, and continuing undergraduate students.
  • Student advisory: No need to pay for financial aid services.
  • Looking for financial aid forms? You'll find them here.

Office of Student Financial Aid

The University of Akron
Office of Student Financial Aid
202 Simmons Hall 
Akron, OH 44325-6211
Toll-free 1-800-621-3847
Phone 330-972-7032
Fax 330-972-7139