Office of Student Financial Aid

We are your resource for financial aid support as you apply, make your college decision and pursue your degree at UA.

Summer 2023 Term Financial Aid Update

Review important and necessary changes to the federal financial aid disbursement schedule for our students.

Student Loan Forgiveness Program

If you have questions about the Student Loan Forgiveness Program please review the following resources.

These resources will be updated periodically as new information becomes available. Last updated 10/19/2022


86% 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.

Need help?

We are here to answer your questions by phone, email, chat and one-on-one appointments.


If you'd like to visit us in person, our office is located in Simmons Hall, Suite 204 (map). We accept walk-ins during office hours, which are:

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters, and
  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the summer semester and winter break.

Appointments are not necessary.

The University of Akron
Office of Student Financial Aid
202 Simmons Hall 
Akron, OH 44325-6211

Walk-in advising available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during Winter Break.
Phone 330-972-7032
Toll-free 1-800-621-3847
Online support all hours 24/7/365 Support Center
Fax 330-972-7139
A student who received a scholarship


Submit the Private/named Scholarship Application by Jan. 31 for greatest consideration

Complete and submit the Private Endowed Scholarship Application by Jan. 31. Learn more and apply.

See all our scholarships, many of which require no additional application (we use your FAFSA and Admissions applications).

A student who received financial aid working on his laptop


We're here for you all hours

Get immediate help with your financial aid anytime by calling 330-972-7032 or by visiting our online Financial Aid Support Center. We'll be happy to answer your questions about FAFSA, scholarships, loans and more.

A student who submitted her fafsa before Dec 1 to gain more financial aid


FAFSA will be available starting Oct. 1

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, 2023 (covering summer 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024) will be available Oct. 1 on


  • The earlier you file, the more aid you are likely to receive.
  • Be sure to include UA’s school code: 003123 .
  • See step-by-step instructions about how to apply for and receive financial aid at Akron.

How to complete the FAFSA in seven steps.

Timing of financial aid award letters

We expect to start mailing 2022-23 financial aid award letters for new freshmen in February.

For continuing students, award notifications will be sent by email in late-March/early-April.