Admitted and Currently Enrolled Undergraduate Students

Oakland University provides a great education at an affordable price. Student Financial Services is here to help you navigate the cost of college. Use the information below as a checklist of things to do to prepare for your school year, whether it’s your first as a Golden Grizzly, or your last as a graduating senior. If you need help along the way, we’re always happy to be here for you!

  • Get help completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    Regardless if you’ve completed a FAFSA before, it’s ok to need some help! We’re here to provide you with assistance as you complete your FAFSA. Join a virtual workshop to get help or speak to an adviser for one on one assistance.
  • Get help understanding your OU Financial Aid Offer
    You’re not expected to be a financial aid expert, that’s why you have us! Participate in a virtual workshop to get help understanding your financial aid offer from OU or speak to an adviser for one on one assistance.
  • Complete these steps to confirm and receive your financial aid
    Consider this your checklist within a checklist, all the steps you need to take to prepare for your first through last semester at OU. Find instructions for reviewing your financial aid offer, financial aid requirements, preparing your eBill authorized users and text alerts, enrolling in direct deposit and more. 
  • Use the Cost Estimator to estimate your bill after you're registered for classes.
    Charges are assessed to eBill approximately one month before the bill payment date for the semester, but it’s important for you to plan ahead for each semester. Use the Cost Estimator tool to help you understand what your eBill may be ahead of each semester to help you plan your payments accordingly. 
  • Review the renewal criteria for any OU scholarships and grants you receive
    Recipients of Oakland University auto-awarded scholarships and grants should review the renewal criteria to ensure you are meeting the criteria to renew your awards each year for which you are eligible.
  • Check out the OU Annual Scholarships
    These scholarships are offered on a limited basis through OU academic and student service departments. Browse through the scholarships offered to see what you might be eligible to apply for when you’re admitted!
  • Search and apply for private scholarships
    One of the ways to increase the probability you’ll receive private scholarships is to apply often. Private scholarship applications are generally available year round, applying continuously until you graduate from college increases the number of applications you submit, which increases the probability you’ll receive some!