Financial Aid

Learn more about all the costs and aid available at OU.

What is the FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your gateway to getting the financial assistance you need to complete your college degree.

The FAFSA opens every Oct 1. Be sure to apply early to ensure prompt processing. Besides student loans, the FAFSA can also qualify you for scholarships.

It doesn’t cost anything to fill out a FAFSA and usually takes less than an hour to complete. Remember, to receive aid, you must have full and clear admission into the program.

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What do you need
to file a FAFSA?

To apply for federal financial aid, you must submit the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Apply early so you can receive your official aid offer as soon as possible.

When completing your FAFSA, make sure you choose the correct year depending on when you plan on enrolling in courses.

  • 2023-2024 FAFSA includes Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024

Only courses in degree-seeking programs may receive aid.

Additional or alternate program-specific aid may be available to qualified candidates. Ask your enrollment coach for more details and qualifications on program-specific aid.

OU Financial Aid Advisors

Our financial aid advisors are here to help you succeed and provide you with the support needed to obtain educational funding. The Department of OU Online Financial Aid has experts available to help students attend college with peace of mind, so they can focus on their degree.

OU Online Tution Calculator

At OU Online, we understand the cost of college can be overwhelming for students. Our calculator can help you estimate the tuition and fees for your online graduate program so you can create a plan to reach your educational goals.

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