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Financial Assistance for Veterans

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for consideration of federal, state and institutional financial assistance. See Helpful Tips for Applying for more information.

Information about Veteran Education Benefits and application procedures can be found on the Veterans Support Services website. VA Certification is completed by OU’s School Certifying Official located in the Office of the Registrar.

Oakland University students who are members of the National Guard are eligible to apply for the OU Michigan Army and Air National Guard Award. Once the application and all other certification documents have been received, Financial Services will notify recipients of the award.

Oakland University is committed to ensuring all prospective and current students have access to information to assist them in making informed financial decisions when selecting a school. The following websites will provide prospective students and admitted students with consumer financial tools as they make decisions about higher education:


Prospective students and their families can use the College Scorecard to evaluate options in selecting a college.  

Students can receive detailed financial information for up to three schools at one time by accessing the Paying for College website.


Students can obtain information about a school’s tuition and fees, retention and graduation rates, use of financial aid, student loan default rates, calculate costs, and compare schools by accessing College Navigator.


All Oakland University students with financial aid awards can view their awards on MySAIL.  Students can also view the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet on MySAIL which is an award letter designed by the US Department of Education intended to simplify estimated costs and financial aid awards in a format easy to compare to other institutions.  If students have financial aid awards, they can access the Shopping Sheet on MySAIL.