Ohio State to extend financial aid priority date and commitment deadline

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The Ohio State University announced today that the university is extending the deadline for students and families to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) until Friday, March 15 – a month later than the previous Feb. 15 deadline.

The university is also extending the deadline to apply for scholarships through ScholarshipUniverse to March 15. The shift in deadlines applies to all incoming and current students.

Ohio State is also moving the enrollment commitment deadline for incoming first-year students from May 1 to May 15.

The university announced the decision after consulting with state and national peer institutions. The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that colleges and universities would not receive FAFSA applicant information for the 2024-2025 academic year until the first half of March.

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