Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
To be considered for state financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be received by the Federal Processing Center on or before the filing deadline.
To file the FAFSA: complete the form online.
To file the FAFSA online, go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. When filing online, a student may request a personal identification number (PIN) to sign his or her application electronically, or a student may print out a signature page, sign it, and mail it to the Department. Instructions are available on the FAFSA website.
Note: Your PIN number serves as your personal identifier. Keep it private and safe to guard against identity theft. Do not share your PIN number with any other individual, the Financial Aid Office, or any other administrative office.
The Oakland City University School Code for use on the FAFSA is 001824.
Once your FAFSA is processed, Oakland City University will receive your processed information in a Student Aid Report (SAR). The electronic version of the SAR is referred to as Institutional Student Information Records (ISIR).
Your ISIR may or may not be selected by the Department of Education for a process called verification. If it is, Oakland City University will request documentation from you to verify your report.
Once the verification process is complete, or if verification of your ISIR is not required, you will receive an Award Letter from the OCU Financial Aid Office showing the type and amounts of financial aid you are eligible to receive.