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 (if you are a dependent 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.

1. Fill Out Student Demographic Information
Name, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, etc.

2. Enter The UNOH Federal School Code: 004861
Also indicate housing status (on-campus, with parent, off-campus).

3. Dependent Status
Answer questions to determine whether you are a dependent or independent student.

4. Enter Parental Demographic Information
Name, Marital Status, Address, Social Security Number, etc.

5. Enter Financial Information
Use your income tax return as a reference. If it hasn't been completed, enter your best estimate and update it later. Please use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the FAFSA to transfer in your tax data from the IRS.

6. Sign and Submit the FAFSA
Enter your student and parent (if you are a dependent student) FSA User ID and agree to the terms.

7. Print Submission Confirmation Page
If you provided an email address, the Student Aid Report will be emailed to you. If not, the report will be mailed to you.