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Financial Aid Timeline

First-year students who are receiving merit-based scholarships or who complete the FAFSA will receive notifications about their aid offers according to the following timeline. For questions regarding your financial aid package, reach out to One Stop at onestop@uc.edu or 513-556-1000.

Scholarship Notifications

On February 19, recipients of the Cincinnatus Scholarship will receive a notification of their award via email. Notifications are only sent to awarded students. Recipients of a scholarship will receive this notification to the same email address they included in their application for admission.

On February 19, recipients of the Turner Scholarship will receive a notification of their award via email. Notifications will be sent to the same email address they included in their application for admission.

Financial Aid Award Offers

On February 26, financial aid packages will be made available to admitted students who have filed a FAFSA. Students who have not completed a FAFSA are encouraged to do so. Students will receive an email over the weekend of February 26 with instructions for viewing their digital financial aid package.

Your digital financial aid packages will reflect the results of your FAFSA and any merit-based awards including scholarships from your admitted academic college. Students will receive an email to notify them that their financial aid package is available and direct them to an overview of the aid they are eligible to receive. If you have not yet confirmed your admission, this email notification will be sent to the same email address you included in your application for admission. If you have confirmed your admission, this notification will be sent to your UC email account.

In order to finalize and accept your financial aid package for the year, students must log into their Catalyst account and go to "My Finances" to take action on their aid.

Follow the instructions available for establishing your new student accounts such as your Catalyst account and UC email address so you are prepared for the release of financial aid packages. 

Please Note: This timeline is not applicable to CCM students. Due to the nature of the admission and audition processes, CCM applicants will learn about scholarship and financial aid decisions around April 1.