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Although applying for financial aid may seem like a daunting task, with the help of the many resources provided at Ursuline College, we hope to alleviate the stress associated with completing the following steps. In addition to the provided FAQ and the how-to listed below, our financial aid counselors are available for one-on-one meetings with students and families, and our attentive Student Service Center staff is able to answer many questions about the FAFSA and application process. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that is completed annually by students and their families used to calculate each student’s Student Aid Index (SAI). The SAI is then used to determine the student financial need and federal and state aid eligibility.
The FAFSA application is available online beginning October 1 each year for the next academic year. Visit www.studentaid.gov to create an FSA Username and Password, if you do not already have one, and complete the FAFSA. We recommend students and their families complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to have the best chance possible at receiving any funds that they are eligible for. Any student wishing to apply for financial aid should complete the FAFSA online, regardless of whether or not they think they will receive aid. In order to ensure Ursuline College will receive your results, please use our school code, 003134.
Electronic FAFSA processing takes approximately one week. You will receive an electronic FAFSA Submission Summary in response and the same results will be electronically sent to each college you listed on your application.
If you are a high school junior or senior and would like to have an estimated SAI before completing the actual FAFSA application, please go to: http://studentaid.gov/aid-estimator/ - remember the results are only an estimate of the Federal SAI that is calculated when you file the FAFSA form.
Please visit our Resources page for videos on How to Fill out a FAFSA and Creating Your FSA ID.
Students and parents are required to use a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID Username and Password to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. You must first obtain this FSA ID Username and Password in order to electronically sign the FAFSA. You can apply by choosing the Create Account link at the top of the http://studentaid.gov webpage.
Your FSA ID will not only give you access to your FAFSA information, but it will also allow you to make corrections on your application, sign student loan promissory notes, and view your federal loan history. Remember that the parent who will be signing the FAFSA and the student need to apply for an FSA ID and use them to electronically sign the FAFSA on the web.
Returning students should also complete the Ursuline College Supplemental Application. This can now be completed on-line through Net Partner. This supplemental application updates the financial aid office on any changes in your major or expected graduation date as well as how many credit hours you plan to take in the coming year.
Ohio residents do not need to complete a separate application for the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG). Information is sent to Ohio Department of Higher Education upon completion of the FAFSA. The state organization does have a deadline of October 1st – your FAFSA application must be received by then in order to be considered for state funds. For example, a 2023-2024 FAFSA must be submitted by October 1st, 2023 in order to meet the eligibility requirement for the 23-24 school year. If you complete the FAFSA early each year, you should not have to worry about this deadline.