You can accept your financial aid award online through MyOSU.
By accepting your award, you are stating that you have read, understand, and accept the Terms and Conditions of your award. As a recipient of financial aid, you must meet certain requirements to maintain financial aid eligibility. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships reserves the right to revise a financial aid award during any time of the year if there are changes in your financial aid eligibility.
You may accept all or a portion of aid awarded to you. You are also not required to accept the maximum loan amount offered to you. To borrow a lesser amount, indicate the total amount of loan you wish to borrow for the academic year. When deciding what amount to accept, please note that your loans must be divided up equally throughout the academic year, so plan accordingly.
To accept your financial aid, login to MyOSU. Log in using your ONID username and password. If you need assistance with this information, you can contact the OSU Computer Help Desk at 541-737-3474.
You can then accept, reject, or revise your Financial Aid Award through MyOSU by completing the following steps:
- Select the Paying for College tab
- Select Financial Aid Awards
- Select the appropriate year (ex. 2015-2016)
- Review your Terms & Conditions by selecting the Terms and Conditions tab
- Then select Accept Award Offer tab
- Make your decisions about the aid that you want
- Click Submit when done
- Go to www.studentloans.gov to complete any necessary Entrance Counseling or Master Promissory Notes
Your parents can also apply for a Parent PLUS loan up to the remaining cost of attendance by completing a PLUS loan application and Master Promissory Note available for them through the Federal Student Loans website.
*Important note about Parent PLUS loan applications: The PLUS loan application will not be available for 2015-2016 until March 29, 2015. If you attempt to apply prior to that date you will be told that OSU does not participate in the program. Rest assured, OSU DOES participate in the Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan program. Applications for parent PLUS loan requires a credit check each time the parent applies for the loan and is only valid for 180 days. Applying too early may cause delays with processing and disbursements. Students can review their file status by logging into their ONID account.