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, or you may lose out.

This site has all the information you need to get started with your financial aid applications and learn about the process of using aid to pay for college.


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 2016 summer and fall admission:

  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) today! 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).

    Financial aidStudents who meet the March 1, 2016, priority application date will be considered for every requested financial aid program for which they may be eligible and for which there are available funds. Students who do not meet the priority application date will not be considered for federal university-administered funds, such as Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Perkins Loan, unless there are funds remaining. You can file the FAFSA even if your taxes are not completed. Use estimates and apply by the priority date. Make your corrections after you file your tax return.
  • Complete and submit the Undergraduate student scholarship awards from the University or its colleges are applied toward expenses reflected on your UA bill. There will be no refunds of internal scholarship dollars that exceed the cost of tuition, fees and on-campus room and board. Details.
  • First-time borrowers on or after July 1, 2013, are subject to a time limit on Direct Subsidized Loans. Learn more.
  • Student advisory: No need to pay for financial aid services.

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More scholarships for more students

We have committed more dollars to providing more scholarships to more students.

As part of those changes, we revised how students are permitted to use refunds of scholarship dollars in 2014. This page explains that the changes are intended to benefit as many students as possible.

Office of Student Financial Aid

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