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FYE News for Families







Setting up Guardian ePayment

Students can permit parents, guardians or others to pay tuition and fees through the Guardian Setup link in the Finances section of the Student Center via Buckeye Link.

Third-party payers will be able to view only the current account balance. They can authorize payments from a personal checking or savings account or make a payment with a valid MasterCard, Discover, Visa or American Express credit card. Because of the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), account details are not viewable through guardian payment.









Information releases

Without student information releases, student account and academic records cannot be discussed with a parent, guardian, spouse or other parties. To change or update an information release, your student needs to do the following:

  1. Go to and log in to their Student Center.
  2. Click on Student Information Releases in the Personal Information section.
  3. Fill in the requested Designee Information and choose a unique access code for each designee to use to validate their identity.

More than one designee can be selected for Academic Information Release, Account Information Release and Financial Aid Information Release.










Fees due August 16

Autumn 2016 fees are due August 16. After that date, students will incur late fees and could be dropped from their classes for non-payment if they do not pay all outstanding fees by September 2.

Questions? Contact the Student Service Center:










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Waiving student health insurance and legal fees

Student health insurance

Students enrolled in six or more credit hours are automatically enrolled in and billed for the university's comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan. However, if students have insurance through another provider, students can waive Student Health Insurance through the Student Center until August 16.


Student Legal Services (SLS)

Students at the Columbus campus pay an annual $40 SLS fee to have access to a team of legal professionals who can provide advice and representation regarding legal issues affecting students, including a lease review when looking for off-campus housing.

Students may opt out of the fee on the Finances page of the Student Center via by August 16. However, students who opt out cannot re-enroll in the plan later when a legal issue or question arises.








Got questions? AskFYE!

As your student learns to navigate Ohio State, you may find that you have questions but don't know where to turn for the answer. AskFYE is an email resource designed to help answer questions and direct you to resources on campus. If you have something on your mind, email your questions or comments to





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