Financial Aid - Step 2

How to Apply - Step by step for incoming students

Applications for financial aid for incoming students who have been accepted for admission to AU are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to those applications submitted by March 15. You can obtain an early indication of the amount of aid for which you may qualify by completing our online Financial Aid Estimator.

To apply, please complete the following:

Apply for admission to Ashland University

Apply for a PIN (Personal Identification Number) at www.pin.ed.gov. You and one of your parents (if your parent is required to complete the FAFSA) should each apply for a PIN in order to sign the FAFSA online.

Make every effort to complete federal tax returns (you and your parents) in February. This will allow you to complete your FAFSA with actual tax information by the priority date of March 15. If you must estimate income on the FAFSA, send signed copies of the tax returns (pages 1 & 2 only) to the Financial Aid Office.

Complete the FAFSA on the Web (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov and use the Ashland University Title IV code -- 003012 -- to have your Student Aid Report sent electronically to Ashland University. The FAFSA on the Web may be completed and submitted on or after January 1 for the following academic year.  Watch "7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA" for a helpful tutorial.

Once the Financial Aid Award Letter is received, review award on WebAdvisor. Note: Incoming students will be mailed instructions for viewing WebAdvisor.