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The Financial Aid Process

Apply for Admission

Submit your application and enrollment deposit to Ohio Christian University. You must be accepted for admission before any aid can be disbursed to your student account. Apply online now. Apply for Financial Aid. 


Complete the FAFSA

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal Processor as soon as possible after January 1. The results of this application will determine your eligibility for federal and state aid (Pell Grant, FSEOG, Federal Work-Study, Federal Stafford Loans, and Ohio College Opportunity Grant). When asked to enter your school code on the FAFSA, please enter Ohio Christian University's school code: 003030. You may submit the FAFSA electronically and sign it using a PIN at  If requested, submit federal tax forms and other financial information or documentation to the Financial Aid Office for verification.


Sign and Return your Award Letter

The Financial Aid Office will send you an Award Packet to inform you of your aid eligibility for the school year. This eligibility will be based on the results of your FAFSA. Review your financial aid award and contact the Financial Aid Office with questions. If you wish to decline any of the aid listed, make the appropriate indication on your Award Letter. If you are planning to take out any Federal Stafford Loans, carefully follow the instructions outlined in your Award Packet. All federal loan funds are sent directly to the school.


Maintain Academic Requirements

OCU has established standards of satisfactory academic progress to encourage students to complete courses for which financial aid is received. A student whose cumulative grade point average fails to meet the minimum standards will be placed on one semester of financial aid probation. Failure to bring the cumulative grade-point average up to the required minimum after the probationary semester will result in financial aid suspension. Please refer to the academic catalog to review the standards of satisfactory academic process.

Downloadable Files

Traditional Financial Aid Forms

Click here to be redirected to the Student Employment Application.

Click here to be redirected to the Standard Dependent & Independent Verification Worksheets.