University of Northwestern Ohio

Filing Tips

  1. Prior to completing any application, thoroughly review all instructions.
  2. Have your FSA User ID's available. If you do not have a FSA User ID please obtain it at: Your FSA User ID is required to complete the FAFSA.
  3. Complete the FAFSA at When completing the FAFSA double-check all entries for accuracy and be sure to print the confirmation page.
  4. Be sure to answer all questions as directed.
  5. Use source documents whenever referenced on the application.
  6. Include correct school code - UNOH = 004861.
  7. Be sure to submit and sign all requested forms.
  8. Be prepared to submit supporting documentation for all information reported by student and/or parents.
  9. Request your high school counselor to submit a copy of your final high school transcript as soon as it is available.
  10. Respond immediately to requests for additional documentation. Need-based aid cannot be credited until the student's file is complete. (This includes Federal Pell Grant; Federal SEOG Grant; Ohio College Opportunity Grant, PHEAA Grant; Vermont Grant, & Federal Direct Student or Parent Loans).
  11. Maintain a file of all materials received from Aid Office or other processing agencies. Keep duplicates of all materials sent to the Aid Office or other processing agencies.
  12. Apply for all different types of aid if there is potential for eligibility.
    1) Local Scholarships
    2) Parent's Place of Employment
    3) Military Branches
    4) Chamber of Commerce
    5) Library for others
  13. Notify the Financial Aid Office immediately and in writing regarding any changes in data reported previously - including changes of address.
  14. Contact the Financial Aid Office, high school counselor, or processing agency with questions - don't guess or assume. Be sure to explain any unusual circumstances directly to the Financial Aid Office
  15. Apply early - most aid is handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Financial Aid Contact

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



Monday - Friday 7:30AM — 5:00PM *

* Hours after 5pm are only offered on Monday and Wednesday of the first week of each academic term.