Student Financial Services

North Foundation Hall, Room 120
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
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(248) 370-2550
Have your Grizzly ID ready
finservices@oakland.edu
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
OU school code: 002307

Events

Events

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

High school students and their parents are encouraged to join a live webinar or watch the recorded presentation to learn general information regarding the financial aid process. Just like a Financial Aid Night held at local high schools, we provide 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!

Two options for online presentations are available:

Download the supplemental handouts and resources:

*MM for Junior Jumpstart 

FAFSA
Appointments

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. 

Virtual FAFSA Appointments are available to assist high school seniors and their parents complete the FAFSA with professional assistance on an individual basis in a private webinar environment. Appointments are private and secure. Virtual appointments take place online from the comfort of your own home or other location you choose. You will receive a private link and password to join your personal webinar environment, after signing up for a virtual appointment. 

Reserve a Virtual FAFSA Appointment now:

Prior to your 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. You may also find it helpful to view these tutorials:
Cancellations
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 by declining the email invitation you received or by clicking on the View Appointment link provided on the SignUpGenius confirmation email, or contact Student Financial Services. 
Award Letter
Evaluation

Award Letter Evaluations 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 use the Net Price Calculator or Estimated Cost of Attendance provided by each school you're considering attending. Visit the Net Price Calculator Center to find the link to every school's NPC.

Workshops are offered 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.

New Student, Parent & Family Orientation
Thank you for attending New Student, Parent, & Family Orientation. You have the opportunity to connect with a Student Financial Services representative during the Parent and Family session on your orientation date, as well as during the Essential Sessions held throughout the summer. Virtual drop-in appointments will be available on the following dates and times, reserved especially for you and your family. When you arrive, you'll wait in a virtual lobby; once it's your turn you'll be admitted into the private virtual office where you will be able to speak with a representative from our office. 

Click here to enter the virtual lobby during the dates and times below:
August 3, 2020 - 4:00-7:00 PM with Carrie
August 6, 2020 - 2:00-4:00 PM with Carrie
August 11, 2020 - 2:00-5:00 PM with Carrie
August 13, 2020 - 2:00-5:00 PM with Carrie
August 18, 2020 - 4:00-7:00 PM with Carrie
August 20, 2020 - 3:00-5:00 PM with Carrie
August 26, 2020 - 2:00-5:00 PM with Carrie
August 27, 2020 - 2:00-4:00 PM with Carrie
September 1, 2020 - 2:00-7:00 PM with Carrie
You can always reach our advisors by phone during business hours, Monday-Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.