Ohio FAFSA Data Service Training and Support

IMPORTANT NOTE: We have made improvements to the user interface for the FAFSA Data Service. The resources on this page were recorded last spring using the previous user interface.  We think they have some benefit even if they are out-of-date.

About the Ohio FAFSA Data Service

FAFSA application student data is available to high school counselors so they can assist graduating seniors who are seeking financial aid for college admission. Starting in October, the FAFSA application data is updated weekly with new app submissions every Saturday morning. 

Ohio public districts and community schools are eligible to participate in this data service.  If your district or school is not on the subscriber list, email support@ohio-k12.help to receive instructions. Subscription requires online acknowledgement of the FAFSA Data Access and Security Agreement between the district/school and the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

The Ohio FAFSA Data Service was first available in 2016 as part of Ohio’s FAFSA Completion Initiative. It is managed by Ohio K12 Help in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE).

FAFSA Data Service HS Counselor Quick Facts

An overview of the features, highlights and benefits of the FAFSA Data Service for high school counselors.

FAFSA Data Service Views Comparison List

A comparison list of features for both the public and secure views of the FAFSA Data Service. Note – superintendents and the designated FAFSA Counselor (typically the high school counselor) have secure-view access  

How to Access the FAFSA Data Service Flowchart

A flowchart for district superintendents and high school counselors that details the process for gaining secure access to the FAFSA Data Service. 

How to Access the FAFSA Data Service Steps

A 1-2-3 list for district superintendents and high school counselors that details the process for gaining secure access to the FAFSA Data Service. 

Ohio FAFSA Data Service Demonstration Page

A demonstration page has been developed to provide an opportunity to explore the features of the FAFSA Data Service from the secure-view using sample student data.  Click or tap the image to view the demo page.  

Ohio FAFSA Data Service How To Videos

A series of how-to and overview videos have been developed to provide quick answers and instructional information for and about the FAFSA Data Service though video.  Click or tap to view the available video resources.

Find Your Building

Find a Student

Find Missing Students

Find Graduating Students

Public View

Secure View Pending

Secure View Active

Additional Support

For additional questions or support please send an email to support@ohio-k12.help