We are your resource for financial aid support as you apply, make your college decision and pursue your degree at UA.
81% of our undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.
Here are the forms you will need, plus advice about the best ways to send your information securely.
|The University of Akron
Office of Student Financial Aid
202 Simmons Hall
Akron, OH 44325-6211
Walk-in advising is temporarily suspended because of COVID. Here are the best ways to reach us:
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We know your grades may be lower because of changes to instruction due to COVID. UA is waiving the full-time enrollment and GPA requirements for University-awarded scholarships for spring 2021.
This will prevent students from losing their scholarships if they withdraw or did not achieve the necessary grades.
Federal and state financial aid (grants and loans) requirements remain in place; however, the U.S. Department of Education has provided guidance to schools allowing provisions for students who withdrew from all classes due to COVID-19.
The University will continue to monitor financial aid requirements at the state and federal levels and share updates as warranted. We remain invested in fulfilling our promises to our students. Any student needing financial advising should contact our Office of Student Financial Aid.
ALL ABOUT FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an online form you fill out to determine if you are eligible for federal student aid. Completing and submitting the application is free. We also use it to determine state and school aid. We recommend you complete it every year you are in school, regardless of your financial situation.
The FAFSA for the academic year that starts July 1, 2021 (covering summer 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022) is now available on fafsa.gov.
NEW: We're offering an automatic $500 scholarship to every student who applies for admissions and completes the FAFSA by Dec. 1. How to complete the FAFSA in seven steps.
We expect to start mailing 2021-22 financial aid award letters for new freshmen in February.
For continuing students, award notifications will be sent by email in late-March/early-April.
No! Applications received after the Dec. 1 priority deadline will still be eligible for federal aid such as the Pell Grant and Direct Loans. Applicants after Dec. 1 will be considered for university-administered funds, such as the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant and Federal Work-Study, only after students who met the Dec. 1 deadline are awarded.