Applying for financial aid at ODU is easy.

We will help you every step of the way to get you the best financial aid package possible.

The application process for financial aid begins with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the only application you need to complete for ALL federal, state and ODU aid programs including loans, grants and scholarships.

Have you filed your 2024-25 FAFSA?

If you haven't already, be sure to file your FAFSA to maximize your financial aid. Get started today at If you have questions or need help filing, please feel free to contact ODU’s Financial Aid Office.

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The FAFSA opens for 2024-2025! File your FAFSA at It is helpful to have a copy of your latest tax return when filling it out. IMPORTANT: When completing the FAFSA, make sure you list Ohio Dominican's school code: 003035. 

February 15
FAFSA priority deadline.

Ohio Dominican will notify students of additional items needed to complete their financial aid.

Important update to the 2024-2025 FAFSA (as of April 2, 2024)
ODU has begun receiving FAFSA information from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) following crucial updates to our campus software that were made available by the DOE. It's important to note that there are still some issues with the information schools are receiving, but don't worry, our Office of Financial Aid is working through those issues as quickly as possible to ensure that the financial aid information that we provide you with is as accurate as possible. We greatly appreciate your patience. If you have not already, we recommend that you file your FAFSA as soon as possible to maximize your financial aid. Get started today at If you have questions or need assistance with filing the FAFSA, do not hesitate to contact our office at We are here to help you!

A special note for accepted students: We want to give you and your family time to receive and review your financial aid package, so we have moved our Undergraduate Admission decision deadline back to June 1. We are in this together! If you have questions about your application, please contact  

Complete items needed to finish financial aid. Examples include master promissory notes for loans, entrance counseling, verification paperwork, etc. You will be notified by the Financial Aid Office on items that are needed.

Notify the Financial Aid Office if you are receiving any outside scholarships.

If you have never borrowed a Federal Stafford Loan before, you will need to complete  entrance counseling before your loan is disbursed. This will give you all the information you need regarding your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower. You can do this online.

Also, if you are a new borrower who has not completed a  Master Promissory Note (MPN), you will need to do so to have your funds disbursed to your account.

No funds will be disbursed until the MPN has been completed. Don't forget that you must be enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours each semester in which you wish to borrow a Stafford loan.

A very useful website for financial aid planning and calculating is

FinAid's custom calculators can help you figure out how much school will cost, how much you need to save and how much aid you'll need.  You can also use these additional calculators:


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