Yes, you can get paid! Oftentimes, organized programs provide some compensation for research. Students doing undergraduate research are commonly paid by stipend (especially if your research is being done through an organized program), scholarship, or hourly. While many undergraduate students start off their research experiences as unpaid volunteers, you can also ask your professor if they are able to fund your research efforts. If not, you can work together to apply for funding opportunities made available by your college, OSU, or larger funding sources. If you are eligible for the Federal Work Study Program, make sure to bring it up with your professors, since the expense to them directly will be less. More information about how to use Work Study to fund undergraduate research can be found here.