Financial Aid Timeline

 

December Financial Aid

FAFSA forms arrive at the Ohio Christian University Financial Aid Office and High School guidance offices. FAFSA information is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Please Note: The Church Matching Grant Form is only available to Traditional Undergraduate Students only.


January Financial Aid

Fill out the FAFSA online using you/your parents’ previous year’s 1040 tax returns and designate Ohio Christian University (School ID#003030) as a recipient of the data. The FAFSA allows for online retrieval of your 2013 tax information once this is filed. Clicking on this will ensure the most accurate information is included and could reduce the chance that you are selected for the verification process.

Please Note: The Church Matching Grant Form is only available to Traditional Undergraduate Students only.

1098-Ts will be mailed out and made available through logging into your SONISWeb account no later than January 31st.


February Financial Aid

If you have not submitted the FAFSA, DO IT NOW! DON'T DELAY ! You will receive a report from the federal processor after submitting the FAFSA. Check the report carefully for errors. Any errors that are found should be corrected. Errors can be corrected at www.fafsa.ed.gov, or you may call our office at 740-477-7716 for help.

Please Note: The Church Matching Grant Form is only available to Traditional Undergraduate Students only.


March Financial Aid

New Students

Continuing Students: March 15th is Ohio Christian University's priority deadline to complete the FAFSA. Some Federal grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis. HURRY! MONEY IS BEING AWARDED FAST! 

Please Note: The Church Matching Grant Form is only available to Traditional Undergraduate Students only.


April Financial Aid

All Students

If you have completed your FAFSA, but have been selected for verification or have other FAFSA issues please submit the requested paperwork to the OCU Financial Aid Office. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Look for a summer job! Chances are you will need to contribute at least some money towards your school bill for the coming school year. Do not depend on school loans as your income for college!

Please Note: The Church Matching Grant Form is only available to Traditional Undergraduate Students only.


May Financial Aid

New Students: May 1st is your priority deadline to complete the FAFSA.

Notify us of any scholarships you have received from outside sources. This will enable us to finalize your financial aid package for the coming school year once we have received your FAFSA. If your family contribution is unmanageable, consider making interest-free monthly payments through the online payment system. Call the Ohio Christian University Financial Aid Department at (740) 477-7716 for more information. Check with your church and remind them of our Church Matching Grant Program. We will match up to $500 per semester with your church’s donation to your education. Church Matching Grant Program application forms are available in the Financial Aid Office.

Please Note: The Church Matching Grant Form is only available to Traditional Undergraduate Students only.


June Financial Aid

New Students

Ask your guidance counselor to forward your FINAL high school transcript to Ohio Christian University.

Please Note: The Church Matching Grant Form is only available to Traditional Undergraduate Students only.

 


July Financial Aid

 

All Students

Consider our monthly payment plan which you can set up using the following link: Get Started

July 15th is the priority deadline for renewable scholarships. Please make sure all financial aid paperwork is turned in to avoid a late fee.

It is best to have your billing estimate handy when you call so that you can determine the total amount that you will need to pay over the course of the coming semester or school year. Billing estimates are sent to all students who have completed and submitted the FAFSA and who have been awarded financial aid by the Ohio Christian University Financial Aid Office.

Please Note: The Church Matching Grant Form is only available to Traditional Undergraduate Students only.


August Financial Aid

If you have signed up a payment plan, begin making payments this month. Review your award letter and billing estimate and send it back signed to the Financial Aid Office along with any other requested paperwork that you received in your award packet. Payment in full must be made by the first day of classes unless another payment option has been arranged.

Please Note: The Church Matching Grant Program is only available for students enrolled in the Traditional program.