Freshman Foundation

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Priority deadline is February 1, 2018.


The Freshman Foundation Program offers need-based grants to Ohio students. Eligibility is determined on the basis of financial need as established by federal guidelines, and on academic and leadership credentials, race/ethnic/tribal background, county of residence, potential first-generation college graduate, and other factors.

Students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority date of February 1. Only applicants to the Columbus campus are eligible for this program.