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.
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Special Provisions for Books and Supplies
Students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant may receive a credit for the purchase of books and supplies if their potential Federal Student Aid resources create a credit balance on the student account. One must meet all the student eligibility requirements before the start of the student's payment period. Students have the option of declining to participate in this program. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for help with this process.
Financial Literacy Financial literacy is an essential life skill for the 21st century. This is especially important for college students with today's economy. Otterbein has partnered with NorthStar Education Services to help students better understand their finances through our AccessReady Program. Students can log in and gain valuable information to help their financial decisions be informed ones.
Financial Aid Award Supplement
Your financial aid award may consist of one type of aid or any combination of scholarship, grant, loan or work eligibility. The Financial Aid Award Supplement contains information about each resource used in your financial aid award. Please save this document or print it for future reference.
2012-2013 Financial Aid Award Supplement (pdf)
Code of Conduct for Student Loans
In compliance with the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act, Otterbein University follows a Code of Conduct by which all loan programs directly administered by the Financial Aid Office adheres. More information is available here.
Otterbein's campus annual security report can be found here. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Otterbein and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other matters.
Drug Law Violations and Financial Aid
A federal or state drug convictions can disqualify a student for federal student aid funds (FSA) if it was for an offense that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving federal Title IV aid. Click here to view the policy.
Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act
Information regarding the University's commitment to provide equitable opportunities available for men and women students may be requested from the Department of Athletics. Otterbein is a member of Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) and, as such, follows their policies and principles. A student-athlete may receive financial aid through Otterbein's established and continuing program to aid students. The University does not consider athletic ability as a criterion in the formulation of the financial aid package.
In accordance with the Student Right-To-Know Act, section 668.44; of the Title IV Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended, the Otterbein University annually publishes graduation, persistence and transfer rates. Copies of the current statistics are available through the Office of Academic Affairs.
The Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
FERPA grants students certain rights in connection with educational records maintained at Otterbein University. Learn more here.
Otterbein University is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunity regardless of sex, marital or parental status, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability. Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity receiving federal assistance by the way of grant, contract or loan. Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is similar in its prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of sex, religion, color or national origin. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. Additional information can be requested from the Director of Human Resources.
Services and Facilities for the Disabled
Otterbein University adheres to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to provide requested services for disabled students as specified by the requirements contained in the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) policy guidelines. The University encourages disabled students or parents to contact the Financial Aid Office if special arrangements are needed in regard to financial aid advising. Also see Disability Services.
Federal and limited institutional funds are available for approved study abroad programs. Contact the Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.823.1150 for information.
The Financial Aid Office has authority to resolve any conflicting information in the student's financial aid file or other related educational records prior to determining or disbursing financial aid funds. In most cases, additional documents will be requested from the student or family. Failure to resolve the conflicting information with documentation acceptable to the Financial Aid Office will eliminate financial aid eligibility.
Voter Registration Voter registration forms are available here or in the Financial Aid Office.
Selective Service Registration
Male students who are 18 years old must be registered with Selective Service to receive federal aid. Registration forms are available at any post office or you may register online at www.sss.gov/regist.htm.
Other Web Sites
Additional on-line information about financial assistance is available through the following addresses:
Families who have had significant changes in their financial status after the student's FAFSA has been submitted are advised to contact Otterbein University's Financial Aid Office. Depending upon the allowable circumstances, adjustments to the financial aid award may be possible through the Financial Aid Special Circumstance Committee.
Examples of changes that could affect the family contribution are:
- Involuntary unemployment
- Excessive medical and dental expenses not covered by insurance
The first step in the Special Circumstance process is to meet with a Financial Aid Counselor. The counselor will go over your circumstance with you and determine if it meets the criteria for our appeal process. The submission of a Special Circumstance does not always result in increased financial aid eligibility. In fact, due to corrections made during the initial audit, your financial aid may be reduced or could remain unchanged.