How to accept your financial aid award?

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

  • Login to MyOSU portal using your ONID username and password
  • Select the Paying for College tab
  • Select the 'Financial Aid Requirements & Awards' link on the right
  • Select the appropriate academic year
    • Choose 2019-2020 Financial Aid for Spring 2020 term
    • Choose 2020-2021 Financial Aid for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, and Spring 2021 terms
  • Additional requirements are listed on the home page under 'Student Requirements'
  • Your financial aid offer is on the 'Award Offer' tab
  • Take the necessary actions to accept/decline each aid offer by clicking on the drop-down menu to the right before clicking on the red 'Submit' button.
  • Review and agree to the Terms & Conditions
  • Report your outside scholarships on the 'Resources' tab


  • 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 complete the Student Loan Acknowledgement each year
  • 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.