Office of Student Financial Aid

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Financial Aid

How to pay for college

Figuring out how to finance your college education can be overwhelming. We're here to help.

The best place to begin is with our start-to-finish guides that help you navigate the financial aid process.

The majority of UToledo students receive some type of financial aid ― scholarships, grants, loans or work-study employment.

2024-25 FAFSA changes

The 2024-25 FAFSA is available now. The FAFSA is required if you want to apply for loans, federal or state aid and need-based scholarships. Learn more about 2024-25 FAFSA Changes.


A guide to the FAFSA

The first step in applying for financial aid is filling out the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is required if you want to apply for loans, federal or state aid and need-based scholarships.

UToledo federal school code for the FAFSA: 003131

Step-by-step FAFSA Guide

Your scholarship search

Scholarships are a great way to lower the cost of college. Learn the difference between merit and need-based scholarships, how to search and apply for scholarships and how to maintain your scholarships.

Scholarship Guide

Important Dates

January: FAFSA available
January 3: Priority admission deadline for new freshman merit scholarship eligibility;
Priority application deadline for new freshman UToledo donor general scholarship application
Mid-March: Summer Financial Aid application becomes available
Early May:
Begin sending financial aid offers to new and continuing students
May 31: Extended application deadline for new freshman merit scholarships. Must have completed an admission application including all required documents for consideration.

Priority deadlines are not final deadlines. Applications received on or before the priority deadline will receive priority consideration.

My financial circumstances changed. Can my financial aid be adjusted?

Students may be eligible for additional financial aid if family financial circumstances have changed and the information on your FAFSA is no longer accurate. To request a review of your financial aid eligibility, complete the 2024-25 Special Circumstances Application.



Meet Naba Rizvi

Class of 2020, Information Technology

“For me, enrolling at UToledo was the fastest path to becoming financially independent since I knew I could support myself with scholarships, internships and on-campus employment.”

Naba is passionate about technology and breaking barriers. She was one of 20 U.S. students to win a Google Women Techmaker Scholarship in 2018. Naba also launched an education-technology company to increase diversity in computer science. She is pursuing a Ph.D. at UC-San Diego.

Watch Naba tell her story


Meet Deidra Buenger

Class of 2020, English literature and Asian studies with a minor in Japanese, Holland, Ohio

“I chose UToledo because my father and sister were alumni, but also because of the strong natural sciences programs and financial aid. Without merit-based scholarships, there is no way I could have taken on study-abroad and research opportunities, let alone complete my degree. Everything I've been able to do here is because my academic merit produced access to scholarships. As long as you work hard you have more opportunities.”

Deidra spent her junior year studying in Tokyo. Her merit scholarships helped finance her time abroad. A grant from UToledo’s Office of Undergraduate Research helped fund her summer research.


Meet Quatez Scott

PH.D. candidate, educational theory and social foundations, Cincinnati

“I was initially just going to pay for school and go part time. But UToledo launched a new diversity ambassador fellowship, and I was awarded a fellowship. The Dean’s Scholars and Fellows program put me in a position to pay much less for school, thus being able to focus more on my academics. I’m now in a real position to complete my Ph.D. in less than four years.”

Read more about Quatez


Have Questions?

Ask Rocket Solution Central.

Rocket Solution Central — or RSC — is your one-stop answer shop for financial aid questions.

Call 419.530.8700
Monday - Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Visit 1200 Rocket Hall
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

No need to wait in line. Register through Rocket Q ahead of time or when you arrive. You'll receive wait-time updates and be notified when it's your turn.

Register by texting "University of Toledo" to 419.419.3430 or by entering your information online.

Financial Wellness

We could all use some help managing our money ― whether you’re a high school student, undergraduate or upperclassman ready to graduate.

UToledo's financial wellness team offers workshops, presentations and tools to help you improve your money management skills. You can even schedule an appointment with our counselor to discuss your personal financial plan.

  • How to pay for college
  • Managing student loans
  • Making a budget
  • And more
Financial Wellness Services
Last Updated: 7/15/24