University of Northwestern Ohio

Renewal FAFSA Filers

For terms of enrollment beginning Summer 2023 - Spring 2024

The U.S. Department of Education sends an e-mail notice about the reapplication procedure for students filing the 2023-2024 Renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

If you wish to apply for financial assistance for the 2023-2024 academic year, you may find it helpful to complete the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet first.  This worksheet will aid in the completion of the FAFSA, which will determine eligibility for the following funds: Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG Grant, Ohio and other state grants, Student Employment, Federal Direct Student Loans (Subsidized or Unsubsidized), and it allows parents to apply for Federal Direct Parent's Loans.

You (and at least one parent, if you are dependent) will need the U.S. Department of Education FSA User ID to complete, submit and make corrections online. If you do not have a FSA User ID, you and your parents may obtain ID's at the FSA ID Portal or at If you have forgotten your FSA User ID, you can go to and when prompted for the FSA User ID, click on 'Forgot User ID' or 'Forgot Password'.

As soon as possible after October 1, 2022, and after completing the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet, please go to the website, and complete the FAFSA to apply for the above-mentioned financial aid programs.

Please submit the FAFSA no later than April 1, 2023, using 2021 Income Tax information, to ensure the University of Northwestern Ohio the ability to provide your assistance for the 2023-2024 academic year. You may wish to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to minimize errors on your income tax information. Using this process could reduce your additional required follow-up paperwork for the verification process described in the next paragraph. 

If you are selected for verification (approximately 18% of all applicants will be), your financial aid offer will be delayed as additional forms and signed 2021 Federal Income Tax Returns and applicable schedules are required from the student (and parent for dependent students) for the verification process.  Your financial aid offer process will not begin if you are selected for verification until the financial aid office receives all requested documentation from you and your parents if you are a dependent student.  Students whose families experience an involuntary loss of income in calendar year 2022 as compared to 2021 may wish to contact a Financial Aid Officer for information on how to proceed. Please keep in mind that verification is a normal part of the financial aid process.  Our financial aid staff will work with you to answer any questions you may have.

Be sure to accurately complete all questions, taking note to request that UNOH receive the results (School Code 004861). Please be sure to electronically sign your FAFSA with your FSA User ID(s) and print a copy of the Confirmation Page for your records when submitting your FAFSA. Processing time for the FAFSA is generally from 4 to 6 weeks. Student notification of assistance (offer notices) will occur through the winter and spring months, starting as early as December of 2022. Your Financial Aid Offer email notification will be sent to your UNOH email account.

If you used the Federal Direct Student Loan (Subsidized or Unsubsidized) in 2022-2023, you will not need to sign a new Master Promissory Note for the Federal Direct Student Loan; however, the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment must be completed before funds can be processed. This can be completed by logging in to  The amount noted on your financial aid offer is what will be processed. If you wish to decline or request a lesser amount, complete a Loan Amendment Form and submit it to the financial aid office using your Document Upload feature on your Financial Aid Dashboard or fax it to 419-998-3191. The amount listed on your offer should be available for your upcoming year terms of enrollment and will be sent from the Government. Federal Direct Student Loan eligibility for dependent undergraduates is $5,500 per academic year for freshman and $6,500 per academic year for sophomores. Junior and senior amounts are $7,500 per academic year. Independent students may use an additional $4,000 during their freshman and sophomore years, and an additional $5,000 during their junior and senior year grade levels.

If your parents used the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan last year a new Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment and a new PLUS application should be completed requesting the amount needed for this upcoming year. If you did not use the Federal PLUS Loan or Private Loans last year and intend to use either the PLUS or Private Loans, you will need to do a new application. Please be sure to apply no sooner than approximately 180 days prior to the first disbursement date of the year to both avoid multiple credit checks and/or applications to your credit history and allow timely processing of these loans for the upcoming term fee payments.

To complete the electronic Master Promissory Notes (eMPN) and Annual Student Loan Acknowledgments for either the Federal Direct Student or Parent PLUS loan, please apply online at:

Please let us know if you have any questions about the application process or the financial aid programs. You may contact us at (419) 998-3140 or email us at: We will happy to assist you as you complete the process.

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.