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How to Get & Secure Financial Aid


We can't wait to welcome you to campus this upcoming semester. To ensure you get here smoothly, follow these financial aid steps. They will help you secure and get your financial aid for your upcoming enrollment at The University of Akron.

Follow these steps to secure your financial aid for your upcoming enrollment at the University of Akron!

1. Cost of Attendance (COA)

Why are the online tuition and fees different from the amount shown on my award letter? How much do I need to pay?


2. Online Award Letter

Need to print another copy of your financial aid award letter or view the most recent version? Log into MyAkron! 

Go to My Akron

3. Planning the Year

How do I know how much financial aid I need? Start the college financial planning process today.

Financing worksheet

4. My Student Loans

What steps are necessary to borrow loans offered to me? Find out the financial aid loan requirements.

Financial aid load requirements

5. Financing Options

Parent PLUS loans, private loans, and payment plans—explore options beyond the student's loans.

Additional resources related to financial aid

6. Other Tips

Click for other helpful financial aid tips and miscellaneous information that we think you should know!