The Award Summary Tab shows the types and amounts of financial aid you are eligible to receive for the academic year. Your award offer may contain either one or a combination of grants, scholarships, loans, and or federal work-study. To acccess the Award Summary, go to Buckeye Link and sign in to My Student Center, then select View Financial Aid, then click on the appropriate academic year. Keep in mind your award offer may change as a result of new application data, receipt of additional aid, the verification process, changes in your enrollment status, or failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
As a financial aid recipient, you are responsible for reading and understanding all information detailed in the Financial Aid Award Guide. The Award Guide explains the information contained in your Award Summary and the steps you must take to receive and maintain your aid.
Grants and scholarships are types of financial aid that do not require repayment. Student loans are the most common type of financial aid and must be repaid. Federal work-study requires that you obtain a campus job in order to receive the funds.
Award Guide - Explanation of your financial aid award and required actions
Withdrawal/Course Load Reduction - What happens to your aid if you withdraw from some or all of your classes
Satisfactory Academic Progress - Academic Progress Policy for all financial aid recipients
PIN Number - Personal Identification Number; Allows you to access your Department of Education Financial Aid Records. It also serves as your electronic signature for the FAFSA, Entrance Counseling, Exit Counseling, Federal Perkins Promissory Note, and the Master Promissory Note for the Direct Loan Program.
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) - Site allows students to track their federal student loan indebtedness and their federal grant history, and where students complete Exit Counseling for the Federal Direct Loan Program.