Funding Your College Education

Funding Your College Education

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Academic Services understands the challenges of seeking financial aid for your college or university education. To make this process easier, we invite you to explore this new resource page for a simplified approach to finding financial assistance.

Internal Scholarships and Grants

Ohio State has simplified the process of discovering and applying for college funding through ScholarshipUniverse. This comprehensive platform serves as a centralized hub for both Ohio State and external scholarships, utilizing self-reported information to efficiently connect you with scholarship opportunities tailored to your profile.

The new ScholarshipUniverse application opens in December (2023) and the priority deadline is February 15, 2024.

Numerous colleges and academic departments offer individual scholarship applications, which can be filled out alongside ScholarshipUniverse and the FAFSA. Discover additional department and college scholarship applications by clicking on the title. The scholarship priority deadlines may differ from the ScholarshipUniverse.

Explore comprehensive information about your rights, responsibilities, and essential disclosures concerning Ohio State's up-to-date policies and procedures. Uncover specific details outlining eligibility criteria for grants, scholarships, and loans to ensure you are well-informed.

External Scholarships and Grants

This website is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. Through this site, you will be able to search for scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities. There are nearly 9,000 scholarships available!

The College Board is a non-profit organization that provides various services and programs primarily aimed at assisting students in their journey from high school to college. They have information about financial aid options and also offer the CSS Profile, a financial aid application used by some colleges and universities.

Fastweb is a destination for scholarship searches, linking students to a wide array of opportunities, including college scholarships, trade school scholarships, and essential financial aid resources.

Founded in 1988, I Know I Can believes that every student deserves the opportunity to achieve their post-secondary dreams. They are a college access program in Columbus and one of the largest and most successful in the nation. Students who attended a Columbus City School may be eligible to apply for I Know I Can Scholarships and Grants.