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Oakland University participates in a variety of financial assistance programs to help students pay for their educational expenses.  Assistance can be awarded by Oakland University, federal and state governments, and by private sources.

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o receive full consideration for all programs, it is recommended that all students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year, as soon as possible after January 1 for the next school year. Awards depend on the availability of funds.

Financial Aid Award notifications begin in March. OU Financial Services sends an award notification to the OU email address with instructions for viewing awards on MySAIL.  In case of a change to an award, OU  Financial Services sends a revised award notification to the OU email address with instructions for viewing awards on MySAIL.  


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Incoming freshman and transfer students can use this scholarship search to determine which Oakland University scholarship awards they may qualify for.*  

You can also download the 2015 Scholarships and Financial Aid booklet for all the same award information, plus legacy scholarships and need-based aid. 

OU scholarships and grants awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students may be renewable if you meet the Oakland University scholarship and grant renewal criteria



Note that there is no separate application for OU merit scholarships, but some awards (such as the Alumni Legacy Award, major-specific scholarships, OU-Macomb scholarships and international student scholarships) do require an additional application process.

*The scholarship search tool is intended as a guide. Some exclusions may apply.




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Search Oakland University scholarships available for current OU students. Additional scholarships may be available through various academic departments or programs and require their own application. OU offers and renews awards at its sole and absolute discretion; offers and renewals are contingent upon the availability of funds and continuation of the programs.



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Award Annual Award OU Cumulative GPA Annual Credit Completion Semester Completion Rate Available Summer On-campus Housing Required Merit or Financial Need-Based FAFSA Required
OU 100% Tuition Grant Financial need for OU undergraduate tuition less gift aid and EFC 2.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Need Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Academic Achievement Award $1,500 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit No
OU Academic Grant Up to $4,000 based on financial need 2.75 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Need Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Detroit Compact Scholarship OU undergraduate tuition, up to 30 credits 2.50 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit Yes
OU Distinguished Scholar Award $4,000 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit No
OU Geographic Region Award $2,000 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No First two years Merit No
OU Housing Grant Up to $4,000 based on financial need 2.75 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No Yes Need Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Out-of-State Opportunity Scholarship Difference between OU undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition 2.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit No
OU Presidential Scholar Award OU undergrauate tuition 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit No
OU Recognition Award $1,000 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit No
OU Talented Scholar Award $2,500 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit No
OU Tuition Differential Scholarhip Difference between OU undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes Yes Merit No
OU Wade McCree Scholarship OU undergraduate tuition up to 30 credits 2.50 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU 100% Tuition Grant Financial need for OU undergraduate tuition less gift aid and EFC 2.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Need Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Academic Achievement Award $1,500 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Academic Grant Up to $4,000 based on financial need 2.75 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Need Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Detroit Compact Scholarship OU undergraduate tuition, up to 30 credits 2.50 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit Yes
OU Distinguished Scholar Award $4,000 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU First Year Focus Award $1,000 3.00 Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU First Year Focus Award $1,000 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Geographic Region Award $2,000 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* First two years Merit No
OU Housing Grant Up to $4,000 based on financial need 2.75 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* Yes Need Yes and satisfy all requirements by July 1
OU Out-of-State Opportunity Scholarship Differnce between OU undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition 2.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* First two years Merit No
OU Presidential Scholar Award OU undergraduate tuition 3.00 Year 1, a minimum of 28 undergraduate OU credits total fall & winter semesters. Years 2, 3 & 4, a minimum of 24 undergraduate OU credits total fall & winter semesters Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Recognition Award $1,000 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Talented Scholar Award $2,500 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Tuition Differential Scholarhip Difference between OU undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition 3.00 Year 1, a minimum of 28 undergraduate OU credits total fall & winter semesters. Years 2, 3 & 4, a minimum of 24 undergraduate OU credits total fall & winter semesters Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* First two years Merit No
OU Wade McCree Scholarship OU undergraduate tuition up to 30 credits 2.50 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Distinguished Transfer Award $1,000 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Out-of-State Opportunity Scholarship Difference between OU undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition 2.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Talented Transfer Award $500 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Tuition Differential Scholarship Difference between OU undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* Yes Merit No
OU 100% Tuition Grant Financial need for OU undergraduate tuition less gift aid and EFC 2.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Need Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Academic Achievement Award $2,000 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Academic Grant Up to $5,000 based on financial need 2.50 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Need Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Detroit Compact Scholarship OU undergraduate tuition, up to 30 credits 2.50 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit Yes
OU Distinguished Scholar Award $5,000 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU First Year Focus Award $1,000 3.00 Year 2 and 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Geographic Region Award $2,000 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* First two years Merit No
OU Housing Grant Up to $5,000 based on financial need 2.50 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* Yes Need Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Out-of-State Opportunity Scholarship Difference between OU undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition 2.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* First two years Merit No
OU Presidential Scholar Award OU undergraduate tuition 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Recognition Award $1,500 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Talented Scholar Award $3,000 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Tuition Differential Scholarhip Difference between OU undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* First two years Merit No
OU Wade McCree Scholarship OU undergraduate tuition, up to 30 credits 2.50 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Distinguished Transfer Award $1,500 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Out-of-State Opportunity Scholarship Difference between OU undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition 2.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Talented Transfer Award $1,000 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Tuition Differential Scholarship Difference between OU undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* Yes Merit No
Non-Resident Award Difference between OU undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition 2.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partership** undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* First two years Merit No
OU 100% Tuition Grant Financial need for OU undergraduate tuition less gift aid and EFC 2.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partership** undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Need Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Academic Achievement Award $2,000 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partership** undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Academic Grant Up to $5,000 based on financial need 2.50 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partership** undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Need Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Detroit Compact Scholarship OU undergraduate tuition, up to 30 credits 2.50 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit Yes
OU Distinguished Scholar Award $5,000 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partership** undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU First Year Focus Award $1,000 3.00 Year 2 and 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Geographic Region Award $2,000 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partership** undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* First two years Merit No
OU Housing Grant Up to $5,000 based on financial need 2.50 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partership** undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* Yes Need Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Presidential Scholar Award OU undergraduate tuition 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partership** undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Recognition Award $1,500 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partership** undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Talented Scholar Award $3,000 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 OU undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partership** undergraduate credits each fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Wade McCree Scholarship OU undergraduate tuition, up to 30 credits 2.50 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
Non-Resident Award Difference between OU undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition 2.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Distinguished Transfer Award $1,500 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Talented Transfer Award $2000 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU 100% Tuition Grant Financial need for OU undergraduate tuition, less gift aid and EFC amount 2.00 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Need Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Academic Achievement Award $2,000 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Academic Grant up to $5000 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Need Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Detroit Compact OU undergraduate tuition up to 30 credits 2.50 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit Yes
OU Distinguished Scholar Award $5,000 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU First Year Focus Award $1,000 3.00 Year 2 and 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Geographic Region Award $2,000 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* Yes Merit No
OU Housing Grant up to $5000 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* Yes Need Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Non-Resident Award Difference between OU undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition 2.00 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Must live in on-campus housing for first two academic years. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* Yes Merit No
OU Presidential Scholar Award OU undergraduate tuition 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Talented Scholar Award $3,000 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU University Recognition Award $1,500 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Wade McCree OU undergraduate tuition up to 30 credits 2.50 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Distinguished Transfer Award $1,500 2.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Non-Resident Award Difference between OU undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition 2.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Talented Transfer Award $1,000 2.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU 100% Tuition Grant Financial need for OU undergraduate tuition, less gift aid and EFC amount. 2.00 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Need Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Academic Achievement Award Award $2,000 3.20 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Academic Grant up to $5000 2.50 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* Yes Need Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Detroit Compact OU undergraduate tuition up to 30 credits 2.50 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Distinguished Scholar Award $5,000 3.20 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU First Year Focus Award $1,000 3.00 Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Geographic Region Award $2,000 3.20 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* Yes Merit No
OU Housing Grant up to $5000 2.50 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* Yes Need Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
OU Non Resident Award Difference between OU undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition 3.00 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Presidential Scholar Award OU undergraduate tuition 3.50 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Recognition Award $1,500 3.20 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Talented Scholar Award $3,000 3.20 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2 & 3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Wade McCree OU undergraduate tuition up to 30 credits 2.50 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits No No Merit Yes, apply and satisfy requirements by July 1
Urban Schools Valedictorian Award OU undergraduate tuition 3.20 Year 1, complete 28 undergraduate credits while enrolled full time in OU/Community College Partnership** during fall and winter semester. Year 2&3, complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Distinguished Transfer Award $1,500 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Non-Resident Award Difference between OU undergraduate in-state and out-of-state tuition 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
OU Talented Transfer Award $1,000 3.00 Complete a minimum of 12 undergraduate OU/Community College Partnership** credits each fall and winter semester. Minimum 12 undergraduate OU credits Yes* No Merit No
There is no information available for this time period.

*Summer attendance requires enrollment in full time OU credits (12+ credits), uses one semester of scholarship eligibility, and counts towards the renewal semesters.  Academic performance will be reviewed at the end of the summer semester to determine if the student is eligible for scholarship renewal for the following fall semester.  If the student does not complete full-time (12+ credits) and/or meet the GPA requirement for renewal, the award(s) will be cancelled for any remaining semesters at OU.

**Students participating in a Community College Partnership program must attend OU full time in their first college semester to be eligible to renew.

Students who do not meet scholarship and/or grant renewal criteria and have extenuating circumstances, such as the death of an immediate family member or a serious illness or injury of the student, can request consideration for scholarship and/or grant reinstatement.  Students who feel they have extenuating circumstances need to discuss their circumstances with a Financial Services Advisor in person or over the phone.


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Federal Grants

Undergraduate students are eligible for the Pell Grant. To view eligibility criteria, annual amounts, and aggregate limits, visit the Pell Grant page on the Federal Student Aid website. 

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional need and based on the availability of funds. For information regarding eligibility criteria and annual amounts visit the FSEOG page on the Federal Student Aid website.

Federal Work-Study

Available to undergraduate and graduate students, work-study awards are wages that can be earned through a campus job and does not have to be repaid. Funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis according to a student's financial need. Visit www.OUCareerLink.com to search and apply for student employment positions.

Federal Loans

Student loans:
An undergraduate student can receive federal loans without a co-signer. The most commonly awarded loans for undergraduate students are the Federal Direct Subsidized and Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans, which are awarded based on a student's financial need. The Federal Perkins loan is a limited fund awarded on a first-come, first-served basis according to a student's financial need. For more information about annual and aggregate limits, interest rates, and repayment visit the types of loans page on the Federal Student Aid website. 

Parent loans:
Parents of dependent undergraduate students are able to apply for a Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan. The Parent PLUS loan is approved or denied based on the parent's credit, and if approved, the parent is responsible for repayment. If a parent is denied for a loan based on credit, an additional amount of the Unsubsidized loan will be awarded in the student's name. An online application is available at www.studentloans.gov. For information regarding interest rates and repayment terms, visit the PLUS loans page on the Federal Student Aid website.



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Visit the State of Michigan website for information about Michigan grant programs.



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How you finance your education is a choice that will impact your life for years after graduation. Choose loan programs you can live with long term.  Government loan programs usually offer lower interest rates and more flexible repayment plans than most private/alternative loans. Maximize your borrowing from all federal loans before considering supplemental funds from a private loan. The limit on a private loan is equal to the cost of education minus other awarded financial aid.

Private Scholarships

Students are encouraged to apply for private scholarships through foundations, social and religious organizations, employers, and private donors. Create a profile at Big Future to search and apply for private scholarships. Below are additional private scholarships for which students may apply. 

Automotive Women's Alliance Foundation Scholarship: Scholarships are awarded quarterly to female, North American citizens, with a passion for a career or advancement in automotive and related industries.  For more information and to apply, click here.  
Application Deadline: varies

Bridgat Scholarship: Four scholarships valued up to $6,500 will be given to students who demonstrate excellent academic performance and leadership in cross cultural activities.  For more information and to apply, click here.  
Application Deadline: December 31, 2014.

Buckfire & Buckfire Disability Scholarship Program: A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a U.S. Citizen enrolled at an accredited university within the U.S., has a disability diagnosis, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and has completed one semester of classes at a university.  For more information and to apply, click here.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2014.

Cliffside Malibu Scholarship: Three scholarships with a total value of $18,500 are given annually to students who submit the best work in one of four categories: video, design, research, or programming.  For more information and to apply, click here.  
Application Deadline: varies per semester.

Classic Diamond House Scholarship: A $1000 scholarship is given annually to the student who submits the most compelling essay about diamonds.   For more information and to apply, click here.  
Application Deadline: May 15, annually.

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan: A number of scholarships are available to students who have graduated from certain high schools in the southeast region of Michigan, dependents of parents who are employed by certain companies in southeast Michigan.  For more information and to apply, click here.
Application Deadline: varies.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships:  A number of scholarships offered by the CBC Foundation are available for application.  For more information and to apply, click here.  
Application Deadlines: varies 

Create A Greeting Card Scholarship: One $10,000 scholarship will be offered to a student seeking a college degree who submits a unique photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card.. For more information and to apply, click here.  
Application Deadline: February 18, 2015.

Double D Trailers Scholarship: One $500 scholarship will be offered to a student seeking a college degree who demonstrate an interest in horses through ownership or involvement in equine organizations and activities. For more information and to apply, click here.  
Application Deadline: May 1, annually.

Double D Trailers Scholarship: One $5000 scholarship will be offered to an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing an engineering design degree. For more information and to apply, click here.  
Application Deadline: May 1, annually.

Goedeker's Appliances Book Scholarship: Two $500 scholarships and four $100 scholarships for Fall 2015 will be offered to the student who best and most creatively describes why college attendance and field of study are important to the applicant.  For more information and to apply, click here.
Application Deadline: July 31, 2015

I'm In Scholarship: One $1000 scholarship will be given to the student with the best essay regarding coupons and their influence on purchasing decisions. For more information and to apply, click here.  
Application Deadline: December 31, 2014.

Insurance Providers Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship: One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to the student who creates the best social awareness campaign for motorcycle safety.  For more information and to apply, click here.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2014.

Interior Deluxe Scholarship: One $1500 scholarship will be awarded to the undergraduate or graduate student who best answers the application essay questions.  For more information and to apply, click here.  
Application Deadline: October 15, 2014.

JRC Insurance Group Scholarship: One $1000 scholarship each semester will be awarded to a high school senior or college student who best explains why the family breadwinners' incomes should be protected by life insurance, and the characteristics displayed by those who put their family first.  For more information and to apply, click here.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2014 and April 1, 2015

Lighting55 Scholarship: One $1250 scholarship will be awarded to a college student 16 years of age or older whose short essay answers are most persuasive, compelling, and well-=written.  For more information and to apply, click here.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2014

MesotheliomaHelp.org Scholarship: Ten different scholarships will be awarded to students who produce the best essay for the purpose of increasing education and awareness of mesothelioma.  For more information and to apply, click here.  
Application Deadline: October 7, 2014.

Mhelpdesk Scholarship: One $1500 scholarship will be awarded to the student who makes the best video marketing Mhelpdesk to potential clients.  For more information and to apply, click here.
Application Deadline: December 15, 2014.   

Michigan Women's Tax Association: Awards scholarships annually to a female student pursuing a career in taxation.  For more information and to apply, click here.
Application Deadline: November 15, 2014.  

Pelican Water Systems Scholarship:  Three scholarships are awarded to first, second, and third place winners of an essay contest.  For more information and to apply, click here.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2014.

Senior Care Innovation Scholarship: A Place for Mom offers a $1000 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a nursing, social science, or medical program who is planning to work with senior citizens.  For more information and to apply, click here
Application Deadline: April 15, 2015.

Software Providers Scholarship: A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to writes the best essay on one of two topics.  For more information and to apply, click here.
Application Deadline: 5:00 PM, September 30, 2014.  

SweatBlock Social Confidence Scholarship: One $2000 scholarship will be awarded to a degree-seeking student who writes the best essay on one of three topics.  For more information and to apply, click here.
Application Deadline: July 15, annually.

White Buffalo Club Scholarship: Awarded to one student annually in the amount of $500, applicants are challenged to write a unique creative essay of a minimum 700 words on Jackson Hole, Wyoming to attract tourists to visit and vacation in the area.  For more information and to apply, click here.
Application Deadline: 12:00 PM, August 15, annually.

Private Loans

A number of banks and lending institutions offer private loan funding to assist students with the cost of education. A co-signer may be required, depending on the student's credit history and credit worthiness. Borrow wisely and compare lenders to make a smart long term choice. Be wary of private loan offers which discourage you from working with your financial aid office, offer introductory rates, do not tie the loan interest rate to a fixed percentage of LIBOR or PRIME rate, or claim that you can apply and receive money immediately. OU will certify a private loan from any private lender. Many private loan options are available. Students can find lenders on websites such as Student Lending Analytics

Consider these factors when shopping for a lender:

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional Development, Certification
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Enrollment Requirements – ie., less than half-time
  • International Students

Interest rate

  • With or without a co-borrower (co-signer)
  • Interest adjusted when and how

Fees

  • Origination fees and other charges
  • Prepayment
  • Late fees

Borrower benefits

  • Direct Debit
  • Co-borrower release
  • Graduation reward

Repayment terms

  • When does repayment begin?
  • Can principal and interest be deferred?
  • When is interest capitalized?
  • Maximum repayment period

Loan limits

  • Minimum loan amount
  • Annual and aggregate loan limits
  • Allow loans for past balances (if applicable)

Service

  • Responsive customer service
  • Student focused



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Consolidation loans combine several loans, with various repayment schedules, into one loan, requiring you to make only one monthly payment. The interest rate on a consolidation loan also may be lower than what you're currently paying on one or more of your loans. Student borrowers with at least one Federal Direct Loan may wish to consider a Direct Consolidation Loan.  

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