The first place to start if you are struggling to pay is the Student Services Center (614-292-0300). They can help you understand your financial aid package, eligibility for aid and implications for late payments and reduced course loads. The SSC also posts important dates and deadlines and contacts students via OSU email if they are in danger of being dropped from classes for non-payment.
Did you know you can get Financial Education and Coaching through the Student Wellness Center, located on the first floor of the RPAC. Peer coaches can help you put together a budget and understand debt repayment. Knowing what you have, what you need, and how much you are spending is critical to financing your education.
If you need to work to pay for college, we understand. It can be difficult to balance work and school, so make sure you discuss your plans with your advisor. Consider your options to work or go to school parttime and plot out a plan for the next several semesters. If you aren’t sure if you can go part-time, or what will happen if you drop a class (or two…), make sure you contact the Student Services Center before you make any changes!