Financial Aid Resources

Help with College Financial Aid

With forms to complete and deadlines to meet, you may feel a little overwhelmed by the whole idea of financial aid and paying for college. Good news! We’ve compiled a list of the best all-around resources to help you get through the entire student aid process. 

Student Financial Services

Financial Aid


Access information and interactive tools at Federal Student Aid's comprehensive website.
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Compare your financial aid offers.
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Department of Education - Office of Postsecondary Education

Find information about federal aid programs, new tax benefits, career information and more.
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Glossary of Financial Aid

Get definitions for commonly used financial aid terms.
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International Education Financial Aid

Find information about scholarships, loans and other programs that are available to international students.
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Private Education Loans for International Students

Find information on private student loans for international students since most cannot qualify for federal student loans.
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Resources on Social Media

Learn more about the student aid process at, and on’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube social media channels.


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See How Franklin Fits Your Budget

Take the Guesswork Out of Paying for Your Degree

Learn how the cost of a degree at Franklin University will impact your finances with our cost estimate calculator. From funding sources to education expenses, you’ll get a comprehensive view of the variables that can alter the bottom line.

Loans & Repayments

Official Cohort Default Rate

Franklin University's most recent (fiscal year 2019) 3 year official Cohort Default Rate (CDR) is 1.4%. The FY (federal fiscal year) 2019 national cohort default rate is 2.3%. For more information regarding the official default rate, please click the link below.
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Loan Servicing Centers for Students

Get a list of loan servicers and their contact information.
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National Student Clearinghouse

Get help tracking your student loans and verifying your in-school status.
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Debt Resolution

Find information and help resolving defaulted loans or grants assigned to the U.S. Department of Education’s Default Resolution Group.
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National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

Search the U.S. Department of Education's central database for information about Title IV loans and/or grant data.
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Get information about income-driven repayment plans and other repayment options for federal student loans.
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Estimate your loan repayment amount.
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Additional Resources

Higher Education Tax Benefits for the 2022 Tax Year  

Download this annual guide to federal tax benefits for higher education costs.
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Annual Credit Report

Request your free credit file disclosure (credit report) every 12 months from the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
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FastWeb - a scholarship search function

Search scholarship opportunities fast -- and for free.
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Selective Service Registration

Complete your required registration online if you’re male, ages 18-25.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics

See how much you could earn in your future career.
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Funding Education Beyond High School

Get information about funding your education through federal programs, such as grants, loans and the Federal Work-Study program.
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Get information that explains the ins and outs of student financial aid and repaying loans to help you make smarter decisions about how to pay for school.
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Important Phone Numbers

Ohio Department of Higher Education
Phone: 614.466.6000
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FSA Student Loan Ombudsman Group
Mail: U.S. Department of Education
FSA Ombudsman Group
830 First Street, NE, Fourth Floor
Washington, D.C. 20202-5144
Phone: 1.877.557.2575
Fax: 202.275.0549

FAFSA Customer Service
Phone: 1.800.433.3243

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