Student Financial Services

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

Student Financial Services

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

Summer Classes

Each summer OU offers more than 1,000 courses in the classroom, online and abroad to keep you advancing toward your degree, complete a required course or expand your knowledge with an elective — without the hustle and stress of typical semesters.

Your financial aid may be able to extend through the summer to help pay for your summer classes.

The most important thing you can do to secure summer aid is to complete a FAFSA. We must have a 2020-2021 FAFSA on file before June 30, 2021 or two weeks before your last summer session ends, whichever is earlier.

Eligibility

Most financial aid is awarded for the fall and winter semesters; aid for summer is limited and eligibility depends on what was received in the previous fall and winter. Pell-eligible students will be able to receive up to an additional semester’s worth of the grant during the summer

  • If you’re eligible to use an OU scholarship or grant, you’ll be notified via your OU email (including instructions on how to request your award).
  • If you’re eligible for the Pell Grant, you will automatically receive the award if you attend at least half-time (six or more credits). If you’re attending less than half-time in the summer, you can be awarded any amount remaining from your fall and/or winter Pell award. Pell Grants offered for the summer will be available to view on the Award Overview tab on MySAIL by March 1.
  • If you wish to receive a Federal Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loan, you should review the enrollment status information below and if remaining loan eligibility exists, complete a Summer Financial Aid Request, which can be found on our Forms page.
  • If you meet the requirements for the Federal TEACH Grant and would like to be considered for summer financial aid, please complete a Summer Financial Aid Request, which can be found on our Forms page.
  • Federal Direct Parent PLUS and Graduate PLUS loads, and private aid are additional non need-based resources which require a separate application. Learn more about federal student loans received for fall, winter and summer semesters, including annual and aggregate loan limits. 

Students must be admitted into an eligible degree program, post-master’s and certificate program, or a degree preparation program to be considered for financial aid. Endorsements, second majors, professional development, non-degree, continuing education, credit by exam (competency credit), audited courses, guest students, etc. do not qualify for federal aid but might qualify for private aid.

Enrollment Status Information

Full-time
Undergraduate*: 12+ credits
Graduate: 8+ credits

Three-quarter time
Undergraduate*: 9-11 credits
Graduate: 6-7 credits

Half-time
Undergraduate*: 6-8 credits
Graduate: 4-5 credits

Less than half-time**
Undergraduate*: 1-5 credits
Graduate: 1-3 credits

*Includes first and second undergraduate degrees, teacher certification and undergraduate/graduate non-degree preparatory course work.

**Limited financial aid available to students enrolled less than half-time as most financial aid requires full-time or half-time enrollment.