Financial Aid: Tiffin University is Affordable

Tiffin University is one of the most affordable private colleges in Ohio. How can this be true? It's simple. We offer a whole host of ways our students can reduce costs and still gain the benefits of small classes taught by high-caliber faculty.

More than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid that averages almost $10,000. This aid comes in many forms, including Tiffin University Grants and Scholarships, Federal and State Grants, Loans, and Work Study Programs.

It All Begins with FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starts the financial aid process. The Department of Education uses the data on the FAFSA form you submit to determine need and eligibility for Federal and State financial aid. Regardless of family income, all students and parents are strongly encouraged to apply for financial aid by filling out the FAFSA, which can be obtained from high school guidance counselors, colleges, and the Office of Financial Aid at Tiffin University or on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Submit the FAFSA as soon after January 1 as possible.

The College Scholarship Process

Some forms of financial aid are based on need or achievement. Begin your scholarship application process by visiting your high school guidance counselor during your sophomore and junior years. Application deadlines vary widely, so it is possible to be successful even early in your senior year. FASTWEB is a free Internet service that matches your responses on a short questionnaire with a scholarship database to identify grants and/or scholarships for which you may be eligible.

NetPartner

NetPartner is an online communication tool that gives students a self-service channel to access their financial aid award, documents, messages and other financial aid information.

By utilizing NetPartner Tiffin University can communicate financial aid packages to students online.  This process decreases the amount of time it takes to notify the school and all information is also "real-time."  Students simply respond electronically to the school to accept, decline or revise the award.

Students will receive an email notification and also a letter via USPS to advise them that they have an award to view.  This information will also contain directions about how to access NetPartner and set up a new account.

Questions

Contact the Office of Financial Aid if you have questions about this new service or any aspect of the financial aid process at (419) 448-3279 or (800) 968-6446 ext. 3279. Or e-mail us at finaid@tiffin.edu.