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It's time to secure your financial aid now

Follow these steps to secure your financial aid for your enrollment at The University of Akron.

Tip: Consider completing the Release of Confidential Info online form in the Student Center of My Akron if you want our office to be able to speak to anyone else (parent/s, other third parties) about your financial aid. How to do this in eight easy steps.

1. Cost of attendance (COA)

Why are the online tuition and fees different from the amount on my award letter? How much do I need to pay?

What is COA?

2. See your online financial aid offer

Need to print another copy of your financial aid offer or view the most recent version? Log into My Akron! 

My Akron

3. Planning the year

How much financial aid I will need? Start the college financial planning process today.

Financing worksheet

4. My student loans

What steps are necessary to borrow loans offered to me? Find out the financial aid loan requirements.

Loan requirements

5. Financing options

Parent PLUS loans, private loans, and payment plans—explore options beyond the student's loans.

Additional resources

6. Other tips

Why am I not seeing anticipated aid in My Akron? What day will finanical aid will be credited to my account? Can I work on campus?

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