Transition Students

  • File the 2022-2023 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2022. Set yourself up for success, as limited aid sources run out quickly. Ensure University of Cincinnati (003125) is added.
  • Search for scholarships using the Scholarship Search tile in Catalyst about 6 months in advance.
  • There are Transition Scholarships that may be available.
  • Review your student loan borrowing history. Compare this to the Lifetime Aggregate Federal Loan Limits to ensure you have enough aid to finish your degree.
  • Review the cost differences in tuition and fees between your current program and the program you plan to transition to.
  • Check your To Do List in Catalyst and complete any listed tasks.
  • Create your financial aid portal account, if requested. You may be required in order to submit financial aid documentation to complete financial aid verification.
  • Accept your financial aid in Catalyst using the Accept/Decline Financial Aid link in the My Finances tile.
  • Review options for covering remaining or out-of-pocket costs.
  • Check your student bill in Catalyst regularly and review due dates and payment options
  • Waive university health insurance via Catalyst if you have other coverage.
  • Review your residency status via the My Profile tile in Catalyst and submit residency application if necessary.
  • Check your UC student email account regularly.
  • Plan Ahead: Pay attention to important dates and deadlines each semester.
  • Contact One Stop with billing, financial aid and registration questions.