Financial Aid for College
Completing and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the single most important action you can take to get money for college.
The FAFSA is used by schools to put together your financial aid package, including grants, work-study, federal student loans, and even state and school financial aid.
If you’re applying for financial aid for academic year 2023-2024, you can submit your FAFSA starting October 1, 2022. For priority consideration for State financial aid programs, complete the FAFSA before May 1, 2023. Click on FAFSA Submission Date for more information.
FAFSA Workshop - Oakland University offers small group workshops to allow multiple students and their parents (when applicable) to get help completing the FAFSA; private breakout rooms are utilized if you have a personal question or need to share your screen privately.
- Be sure to submit the FAFSA every year you’re in college.
- Don't fall for scams. The only site you use to complete a FAFSA application is FAFSA.gov.
- There is no charge to submit a FAFSA.
- Aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so know your deadlines and apply as early as you can to maximize your financial aid.