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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Changes to the FAFSA Process for 2017-18

Submit a FAFSA Earlier:  
Students will be able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016, rather than beginning on January 1, 2017.  The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.

Use Earlier Income Information:
Beginning with the 2017-18 FAFSA, students will report income information from an earlier tax year. For examples, on the 2017-18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.  The following table provides a summary of key dates as we transition to using the early FAFSA submission timeframe and earlier tax information.

 July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017 January 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017
 July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 October 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018  2015
 July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019 October 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019  2016
January 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016
January 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

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Choosing to pursue a college degree is an important decision.

Knowing how you’re going to finance your degree is also important. At Otterbein, we will work with you to put together a financial aid package to help you pay for your education. Getting to this spot is a big step. But you’re not alone. We’ll be here for you every step of the way.

Understanding Your Award

Understanding Your Award

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Financial Aid, Scholarships & Affordability

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Applying & Eligibility

Find out how to apply and if you are eligible for financial aid.

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See a list of our scholarships and other scholarship opportunities.

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Get information about our loan options.

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Consumer Information

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/ Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid is located in Barlow Hall, 88 Cochran Alley

p/ 614.823.1502
f/ 614-823-1588
e/ financialaid@otterbein.edu

/ Undergraduate Admission

The Office of Admission is located in Clippinger Hall, 102 W. College Ave.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (summer)


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e/ uotterb@otterbein.edu