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Transferring to ODU

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Financial Aid Information for Transfer Students

Eligibility for financial assistance is based upon FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) results. The FAFSA must be filed each year. Students must indicate on the FAFSA the names/school codes of institutions to which the data will be released. Financial aid eligibility does not automatically transfer from one institution to another, even in the middle of an academic year.

It is recommended that students considering transferring to Old Dominion University must do the following:

  • Ensure that Old Dominion University is a school of choice on the FAFSA.
  • School information: Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia School Code: 003728.

NOTE: It is not a requirement that a student be admitted into a degree program prior to applying for student financial assistance at an institution. Students are strongly encouraged to ensure that Old Dominion University's financial aid office is authorized to receive financial aid application data as early as possible. This will ensure that financial aid eligibility information is available to the student soon after admission into a degree program.

The Office of Student Financial Aid provides counseling services to all prospective and enrolled students. Undergraduate students are assigned to counseling teams alphabetically, and there is a separate team for graduate students.

Telephone appointments are encouraged and may be arranged by contacting your financial counselor.

How & When to Apply

All students seeking financial assistance should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and The University Scholarship Guide by February 15, each year. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is necessary for any student who wishes to be considered for federal and state need-based financial aid (i.e. The Federal Pell Grant, The Federal Work Study Program and The Federal Direct Student Loan Program, including Federal Parents Loan for Undergraduate Students/PLUS). In addition, The University Scholarship Application should be completed by students who would like to be considered for scholarships through Old Dominion University.

  1. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Remember that students who meet the February 15 deadline will receive priority consideration for grant and Federal Work Study funds. Be certain to list Old Dominion University as a selected institution in the Information Release Section. The institution code is 003728.
  2. Submit the Old Dominion University Scholarship Application. February 15 is the absolute deadline.

It is our strong recommendation that the students who plan to transfer to Old Dominion University for the spring semester or summer semester speak with a member of the financial aid counseling team no less than 3 months prior to the beginning of the respective semester.