Step One: Apply for your Federal PIN number.www.pin.ed.gov
The Pin number will allow you to sign your on-line FAFSA electronically.
For a dependent student both the student and one parent will need a PIN.
Step Two: File FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on-line at www.fafsa.gov
Priority Deadline for Ohio State Lima:
February 15, 2013
The Ohio State University Title IV School Code: 003090
Within two to four weeks of submitting your FAFSA to the federal processor, the U.S. Department of Education will send you an electronic or paper Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR contains important information for you to review. Read it carefully and follow-up on any missing or conflicting information.
When we receive your FAFSA record from the federal processor, we will send you an award notice via email.
Step Three: View Financial Aid Package from Ohio State on-line at buckeyelink.osu.edu
- Enter username & password
- Select view financial aid
- Select academic year