View Financial Aid

SFA Status tab Award Summary tab To Do List tabTo Do List tab SFA Status tab Navigation:

  • My Buckeye Link - Financial Aid section - View Financial Aid


1. The Financial Aid: Select Aid Year to View page will appear.

Financial Aid:Select Aid Year to View

2. Click the appropriate Aid Year. The To Do List will appear.

  • If desired, click the SFA Status or Aid Summary tab on the picture below to skip to information on those pages.

Financial Aid page - To Do List tab

  • To Do Items must be completed before the aid will be awarded.
  • Status
    • Each item will initially have a Status of "Initiated", meaning the item is required but has not yet been received.
    • When the item is received by the Office of Student Financial Aid, the Status changes to "Received".
    • After the item has been received and processed, the Status changes to "Completed". Processing of the financial aid award will not continue until the Status is "Completed."
  • Due: Receipt deadline for priority aid consideration.  If all items are not recevied by the Due date, you may lose eligibility for some aid.
  • Received: Date the To Do Item was received by the Office of Student Financial Aid

3. Select the SFA Status tab.

Financial Aid: SFA Status page

  • Application - FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Date Received - Date FAFSA received by U.S. Department of Education process
  • Estimated Cost of Attendance - Budget used to determine financial aid eligibility; includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses
  • Expected Family Contribution - (EFC) Index from your Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Financial Aid Need - Difference between Estimated Cost of Attendance and Expected Family Contribution
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress(SAP)Eligibility Information - Indicates a student’s successful completion of coursework that is applied to a certificate or degree program. For additional information, go to the SAP overview.

4. Click the Aid Summary tab.

Financial Aid: Award Summary page


Student Financial Aid Term package page

  • Aid Year: Summer 2019- Spring 2020
  • Aid Name:
    • Select Aid Name to open a new window with more information about that aid.
    • Select Accept-Decline Aid Button to accept or decline financial aid not automatically accepted. Refer to the Accept/Decline Aid reference for more information.
  • Scholarship Applicants and Recipients: Authorization of Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Select I Authorize button to allow the Student Financial Aid office to share your information with scholarship providers external to Ohio State.
  • Your Rights and Responsibilities: Opens the Student Rights Responsibilities and Disclosures page .
  • Less Than Full Time Chart: Opens a new window containing the Aid Eligibility Chart for adjustment from full-time to reduced hours through the end of refund period.
  • College Financing Plan Link: A standardized award letter designed to simplify the information prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school.
  • Term section: lists the amount awarded per term and award type for the displayed aid year. There will be one sub-section for each term in the aid year.

Print Financial AidSummary: allows you to print an Official Summary of your awards.

1. [Optional] Select "Campus" or "Current" as the Address.

2. SelectPrint Aid Summary button.

3. Select Yes Button to the Security Information Question.

4. Select Print Button.

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