University of Northwestern Ohio

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

FAFSA: U.S. Department of Education online form.

7 Easy Steps To Completing The FAFSA

To begin, you and your parent(s) (if you are a dependent student) or you and your spouse (if you are a married student) will need FSA ID's to sign in to If you do not have an FSA ID, you can create one on the FAFSA website at

1. Sign in and Complete your Onboarding Process
Sign in using your FSA ID and review all Onboarding videos in preparation for FAFSA completion
2. Student Information
Complete your student information.
3. Consent and Approval
Consent and approve for the transfer of your IRS data to the FAFSA.
4. Personal Circumstances and Demographics
Complete information regarding you and your personal circumstances which will determine your dependency status.
5. Complete Additional Tax and Asset Information
Complete additional questions for tax data and assets
6. Invite Contributors to Complete their Information
Dependent students will need to provide their parent(s) information and married students will need to provide their spouse's information to provide an invitation to be sent to complete their portion of your FAFSA.
7. Submit and Await Contributor Completion, if applicable.
You will receive a confirmation notification when all contributors have submitted their information.

Financial Aid Contact

1441 N. Cable Rd.
Lima, Ohio 45805
Attn: Office of Financial Aid



Monday - Friday 7:30AM — 5:00PM *

* Hours are extended until 6:00 p.m. on the first day of each academic term.