Student Financial Services

North Foundation Hall, Room 120
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
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(248) 370-2550
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M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



Financial Services offers a variety of financial aid events available to high school students and their families. Presentations and workshops are available for those who wish to learn more about the financial aid process, completing the FAFSA, or evaluating financial aid awards.

Financial Aid
Information Session

Financial Aid Information Sessions are held during the Fall and Winter semesters. High school students and their parents are encouraged to attend a session to learn general information regarding the financial aid process. 

An online presentation is also available:
Download the supplemental worksheet
View the Funding Education Beyond High School presentation.

Just like a Financial Aid Night held at local high schools, this session provides 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), private resources available, and more!



Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after October 1 as possible, beginning in their senior year of high school and continuing throughout their college career. 

FAFSA Appointments are available to high school seniors and their families in October, November, and December who wish to receive professional assistance completing their FAFSA on an individual basis. These appointments are free and available to the public; they are not limited to prospective students.

Prior to attending the appointment please review the FAFSA Checklist for a list of items necessary to complete the FAFSA.  Students and parents should each create an FSA ID at least one week prior to completing the FAFSA. Use the FSA ID Worksheet to record related information for your files. Create an FSA ID now.

In-person FAFSA Appointments are held every October-December and have ended for the season. 
For a limited time, students will have the opportunity to participate in a pilot program for virtual FAFSA appointments. Virtual FAFSA Appointments are available to assist high school seniors, parents, and current college students complete the FAFSA with professional assistance on an individual basis in a private webinar environment using WebX. Appointments are private and secure. Virtual appointments take place in the comfort of your own home or other location you choose. Users must have internet access and may need to install WebX software. You will receive a private link to your personal webinar environment after signing up for a virtual appointment.   

Register to attend a private Virtual FAFSA Appointment.

You may find it helpful to view 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA video series to learn more about the application.

Location and Parking Information

Appointment and workshop locations are provided in the registration module.  Parking in both locations is free and no parking permit is required. 

If you are unable to attend your scheduled workshop or appointment, or you have already completed the FAFSA and no longer wish to attend, please cancel your appointment through the reservations system, or contact Student Financial Services. If Oakland University is closed due to inclement weather, the workshop will be cancelled. Every effort will be made to reach you by phone and/or email.
Award Letter

Award Letter Evaluation are intended to help high school seniors and their parents understand and evaluate the financial aid award packages a student may receive from multiple colleges and universities. Download the Award Evaluation worksheet and visit the Federal Net Price Calculator Center to find links to each college and university's net price calculators.

Workshops are offered in April at various high schools in the tri-county area. Students are encouraged to bring award notifications from any college or university they may attend, as well as any student account usernames and passwords.


Newly admitted Oakland University students who will be incoming freshmen in the fall 2018 semester can participate in an upcoming webinar, Navigating Financial Aid. Register now! Incoming freshmen for the 2018-2019 school year can get help navigating their MySail account to check their financial aid Award Overview, financial aid requirements, ask questions and more! Students are expected to activate their OU account to be able to navigate through MySail during the webinar.