Viewing & accepting aid

To view your financial aid online:

  1. Log into Workday through your MyAkron with your UANet ID and password
  2. Click on "Menu” in top left corner.
  3. Scroll down to "Financials Hub" (may need to add the app at bottom of menu).
  4. Under the Financials Hub, click on "View Financial Aid".
  5. Select the aid year that you wish to view.

To accept/decline/reduce your Federal Direct Loans:

  1. In the Financials Hub in Workday, click on "Accept/Decline Awards."
    • Notice than an overview of your financial aid for the Award Year is shown at the top. Financial aid is split over the terms or semesters for which we anticipate you will be enrolled (Summer, Fall, and/or Spring). If you are not be enrolled for one of the semesters shown, contact us.
  2. Check Under the Financial Aid overview, Click on Accept/Decline Awards.
  3. You can accept or decline your award by selecting accept or decline under decision. You do not need to accept all the loans offered to you. You can reduce loan(s) by entering the desired amount into the box under amount accepted.
  4. Click "OK"
  5. Click "Done" to continue.

If you are a first-time borrower

If you are a first-time borrower of Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan(s) at the University of Akron, you must complete additional requirements before the loan funds can be disbursed (applied) to your student account against your University charges.

You must complete Entrance Counseling and sign a Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note) at

Guidance for completing these steps may be found here:

Things to keep in mind:

  • Grants, scholarships, and "awards" are automatically accepted on your behalf in My Akron.
    • Pell Grants and Ohio College Opportunity Grants (OCOG) shown in My Akron are based on full-time enrollment, which is 12+ credits for undergraduate students. If your enrollment is less than full-time, these grants will automatically pro-rate at the time of disbursement to match your enrollment.
  • You cannot accept/decline/reduce awards that are shown in My Akron as estimates.
    • OCOG estimates will be finalized when eligibility information is received from the State of Ohio. This typically occurs in the few weeks before the first day of classes.
    • PLUS/GradPLUS/Private Education loan estimates require additional steps.
  • You must be enrolled at least half-time in order to be eligible for Federal loans (subsidized, unsubsidized, PLUS, and/or GradPLUS). Half-time enrollment is six credits for undergraduate students; five credits for graduate/law students. If you are not enrolled at least half-time 10 days before the start of the semester, these loans will be removed from your financial aid package for the semester.

Financial aid and scholarship information at The University of Akron

24/7/365 Support

Mailing address:
The University of Akron
Office of Student Financial Aid
Akron, OH 44325-6211

Toll Free: 1-800-621-3847
Phone: 330-972-7032
Fax: 330-972-7139

Campus location: 202 Simmons Hall

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