Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Seniors!  Wondering how to pay for college?  The Pay for College Video Series can help.  Over the course of eight short videos, learn not only what resources are available to help pay for college, but also the basics of financial aid and the questions to consider before choosing a college.

    Remember to start filling out your FAFSA form beginning October 1st of your senior year.  To get the most financial assistance for college, your FAFSA must be turned in no later than Michigan's deadline of March 1st.

    The FAFSA form is available to students and parents to complete through the myStudentAid mobile app and the website.  You can download the myStudentAid app in the Apple App Store (iOS) or through Google Play (Android).

    Before you begin, you must create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID at this LINK.  The FSA ID consists of a user-created username and password to electronically access personal information on Federal Student Aid Web sites.  You can use your FSA ID immediately to sign your FAFSA, but you must wait for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to verify your information before the FSA ID can be used to create a renewal FAFSA, make corrections to your FAFSA, or view your Student Aid Report (SAR).

    If you need help, please see this step-by-step tutorial called 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA.  We also recommend reviewing the Federal Student Aid at a Glance publication provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Financial Aid Presentations

  • Hello Juniors and families,

    You are invited to attend one of three virtual financial aid presentations to learn general information regarding the financial aid process for college. A Financial Aid representative from Oakland University will provide general information able to be used no matter what college or university students plan to attend. Topics include the elements of financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a variety of resources available including scholarships, and more! 

    Please register for your preferred presentation date below to receive a link to join and access electronic handouts available for download, print, or viewing during the presentation. 

    Register to Join: 

    Visit to view handouts and other opportunities.

Family FAFSA Workshp

  • Please join an OU Financial Aid Outreach Advisor for a presentation on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on October 5, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.. 

    The presentation will be a virtual presentation through Zoom. To register in advance for this meeting please click HERE.

    Once you have registered, you will receive a link to join the presentation and an email reminder to attend the presentation.


FAFSA Overview