How to accept your financial aid award?

You can accept, decline or revise your financial aid award by completing the following steps:

  • Login to MyOSU portal using your ONID username and password
  • Select Paying for College tab
  • Select Financial Aid Award link on the right
  • Select Main Menu tab
  • Select Financial Aid link
  • Select My Overall Status for financial aid link
  • Select the academic year 2019-2020
  • Check for outstanding requirements by clicking on 'unsatisfied requirements' link, if any 
  • Otherwise, click on the hyperlinked word ‘awarded'
  • Choose the academic year 2019-2020 and click on 'submit decision' button
  • Answer and submit any relevant questions on the Resources/Additional Information tab
  • Review your Terms & Conditions by selecting the Terms and Conditions tab
  • Then select the 'Accept Award Offer' tab to view and make a decision on your aid offer


  • You may accept all or a portion of aid awarded to you.
  • You are 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 in the box next to the loan. When deciding what amount to accept, please note that your loans must be divided up equally throughout the academic year. 
  • If you are a first-time borrower, you must complete the following online modules at
  • You must enroll in at least 6 credits each term to receive federal student aid. The waitlisted courses do not count for financial aid hours.
  • You must register by the Financial Aid Census Date each term. The courses added after the census date cannot be used for financial aid hours.