Student Financial Services

North Foundation Hall, Room 120
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester , MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-2550
finservices@oakland.edu

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Summer Office Hours:
May 15 - June 30: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
July 1 - July 14: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
July 15 - August 18: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

OU school code: 002307

Student employment contact: studentempl@oakland.edu

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Events

Financial Services offers a variety of financial aid events available to students and their families who wish to learn more about paying for college, get help completing the FAFSA, or better understand financial aid offers.

Paying for College

Students and families are encouraged to join a live webinar or view the recorded presentation to learn general information regarding the financial aid process. Topics include the elements of financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), private resources available, and more!

Register for a Virtual Paying for College presentation and access presentation resources:

FAFSA Workshops

Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after its release as possible, beginning in the senior year of high school and continuing throughout their undergraduate college career, even into graduate education.

Virtual FAFSA workshops are available to allow multiple students and their parents (when applicable) to get help completing the FAFSA. A brief introduction and workshop overview are provided at the start of the workshop, then participants are able to work at their own pace to complete their application. For the duration of the workshop, a financial aid professional facilitating the event is available to answer questions in the chat and private breakout rooms are utilized if you need to discuss a personal question or need to share your screen privately. 

Register for a Virtual 2024-2025 FAFSA Workshop

Before attending your workshop, please complete the following tasks:

After you submit your FAFSA, it's important to make sure you continue your financial aid process by engaging in the following:

  • Review the status of the FAFSA and the FAFSA Submission Summary at studentaid.gov
  • After your FAFSA reflects it's been processed, create an MISSG Student Portal account with the State of Michigan to access additional opportunities and manage your School of Choice selection
  • Apply continuously for private scholarships
Financial Aid Offer Evaluation

Oakland University offers high school seniors, admitted and current Oakland University undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to evaluate and understand their financial aid offers.

OU Financial Aid Offer Workshop
This small group, virtual workshop is for newly admitted or currently attending OU undergraduate and graduate students who need assistance understanding the financial aid awarding process, offers of financial aid, and taking the necessary next steps in preparing financially for your each semester at Oakland University. If you are a newly admitted student, please activate your OU accounts prior to attending this workshop at oakland.edu/activate. Be prepared to access your OU MySail and eBill accounts.

Register for a Virtual OU Financial Aid Offer Workshop

Financial Aid Offer Evaluation Workshops
High school workshops to help students and their families understand and evaluate the financial aid offers a student may receive from multiple colleges and universities. Download the Financial Aid Offer 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. Ask your high school counselor when a workshop will be held for seniors at your school!

New Student and Family Orientation
Welcome to Oakland University, new students and families! Below you'll find the presentation provided during your orientation session.
 
If you have any questions about your financial aid, eBill, or student employment, please reach our advisers by phone or virtual appointment by calling the office, or by walking in during business hours Monday-Friday.
Transfer Orientation

Transfer students admitted to Oakland University, and who have recently registered for courses with your individual academic department are encouraged to view the presentation below to learn important information on the financial aid process at Oakland University, how to obtain financial aid, eBill, direct deposit, student employment, and payment plan options.

View the Student Financial Services Orientation presentation.

Following the presentation, you are encouraged to speak with an adviser in our office to discuss any questions you have and receive assistance in the next steps of your financial process at OU. You can reach out advisers by phone, call and request a virtual appointment, or walk into our office to meet in person.