Office of Student Financial Aid

We are your resource for financial aid support as you apply, make your college decision and pursue your degree at UA.

FAFSA Processing Update and 2024-25 Financial Aid Awards

The U.S. Department of Education has announced they will reprocess 2024-25 FAFSA records to address three known issues with the information used to calculate the Student Aid Index (SAI). The SAI is the driver for determining financial need and eligibility for federal, state, and institutional grants, federal work-study, and federal student loans. It is crucial that the SAI is accurate to ensure students receive the maximum financial aid possible. They are currently targeting to reprocess these records and begin sending them to schools by May 1.

Once FAFSA results are received, fall 2024 first-year students will be awarded aid and offers will be mailed, followed immediately by financial aid offers to continuing students, delivered to their university emails in May.

It is likely that continuing students will leave for summer break prior to receiving their financial aid offer. Students are encouraged to do the following to ensure that they secure financial aid for fall 2024:

  • If you have not done so, please complete your FAFSA today at
  • We have eliminated our FAFSA priority filing deadline.
  • The Department has stated their goal is to make corrections broadly available the week of April 15. If you need to correct your FAFSA, please be prepared to make those corrections as soon as possible when the functionality becomes available.
  • Check your university email frequently during the summer to identify requests for additional documentation or information needed to complete your awards.
  • If you plan to borrow student loans, please be prepared to act quickly to accept your loans, and complete any necessary steps, when notified of awards.
  • Register for fall classes as soon as possible, so financial aid processed over the summer is accurate based on your courses.

Please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for assistance any time Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the summer). No appointment is needed.


86% of our undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.


Here are the forms you will need, plus advice about the best ways to send your information securely.

Need help?

We are here to answer your questions by phone, email, chat and one-on-one appointments.


Sunday, January 14 walk in between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Office of Student Financial Aid Simmons Hall, Room 204.

Financial Aid Staff will be on hand to help you complete the 2024-25 FAFSA and answer any questions you might have. Please RSVP to let us know if you plan to attend.


A financial aid expert helping a student with a question about loans over the phone

If you'd like to visit us in person, our office is located in Simmons Hall, Suite 204 (map). We accept walk-ins during office hours, which are:

  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters, and
  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the summer semester and winter break.

Appointments are not necessary.

The University of Akron
Office of Student Financial Aid
202 Simmons Hall 
Akron, OH 44325-6211

Walk-in advising available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during Winter Break.
Phone 330-972-7032
Toll-free 1-800-621-3847
Online support all hours 24/7/365 Support Center
Fax 330-972-7139
A student who received a scholarship


See all undergraduate scholarships, many of which require no additional application (we use your FAFSA and Admissions applications).

A student who received financial aid working on his laptop


We're here for you all hours

Get immediate help with your financial aid anytime by calling 330-972-7032 or by visiting our online Financial Aid Support Center. We'll be happy to answer your questions about FAFSA, scholarships, loans and more.

A student who submitted her fafsa before Dec 1 to gain more financial aid


FAFSA will be available starting in December.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an online form you fill out to determine if you are eligible for federal student aid. Completing and submitting the application is free. We also use it to determine state and school aid. We recommend you complete it every year you are in school, regardless of your financial situation.

The FAFSA for the 2024-25 academic year (covering fall 24, spring 25 and summer 25) will be available sometime in December 2023, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Find out more on


  • Visit the page, Big Changes Coming to the FAFSA for 2024-25, for important updates!
  • Apply by UA’s priority deadline of March 1, 2024, at Include our school code, 003123.
  • See step-by-step instructions about how to apply for and receive financial aid at UA.

Timing of financial aid award letters

With the anticipated availability of the FAFSA in December, the anticipated timeline for financial aid award offers to new freshmen is sometime in March.

For continuing students, awards will be available in accounts in April.