Office of the Dean

O’Dowd Hall, Room 428
586 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3634

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For questions, please contact: 

Financial Services
medfinservices@oakland.edu 
(248) 370-3611

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid & Services

Financial Services is conveniently located in the Center for Medical Student Services at 216 O’Dowd Hall. You may contact staff directly to schedule an appointment or walk in to see us. Remember, you do not need to apply for or receive financial aid to receive our assistance.

Although funding your education may seem overwhelming, we want you to know that we are here to help you:

  • Navigate the financial aid application process
  • Learn how to budget your money and develop good spending habits
  • Understand what type of loans you are borrowing
  • Monitor and manage your loan debt
  • Know what to expect when you enter loan repayment 

You are embarking on a transforming adventure and we are here to offer you financial guidance along your way.

General
Information

Apply for Admission

To receive financial aid funds, students must accept admission to Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. The first step is to apply for admission.

Create an FSA ID and Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Students (and parents of incoming students applying for institutional need-based scholarships) should create an FSA ID at least one week prior to completing the FAFSA. Learn more about the FSA ID, the FAFSA, using the Data Retrieval Tool to upload income and tax return information, as well as view some frequently asked questions about the application process in the following tabs.

Be sure to include Oakland University Federal School Code (002307) to ensure OU Student Financial Services will receive the FAFSA.

Financial Aid Awards

OU Student Financial Services will email electronic award notifications to students. The notification email will instruct students how to view the amount and types of financial assistance for which they are eligible on MySail.  Admitted students will also receive instructions to activate their MySail account in the notification. If there are any changes or updates to the student's financial aid award package, a revised award notification will be emailed.  If a situation occurs which significantly impacts the household's current financial standing, students should contact OUWB Financial Services.  



Incoming Students Applying for Institutional Need-based Scholarships
Incoming students wishing to be considered for institutional need-based scholarships are required to complete a FAFSA and include their parental information. OUWB does not require students to submit a separate scholarship application in order to be considered for need-based institutional awards. You may, however, be required to provide verification documents such as federal tax return transcripts.

Students receiving scholarship awards will be notified promptly once a decision has been made. Be aware that all institutional scholarships for incoming students are incorporated into financial packages by mid-May and may require the adjustment of other forms of financial aid.

More detailed information regarding the OUWB scholarship selection process can be requested by contacting the Medical School Admissions Team via e-mail at medadmit@oakland.edu.

*Students over the age of 30 as of August 1st, do not need to include parental information.
FAFSA

Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every October 1 or shortly thereafter, to apply for financial aid for the next academic year. Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid when the FAFSA becomes available in order to increase their opportunity to receive aid awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Students (and parents when applicable) who file taxes are encouraged to complete the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) embedded in the FAFSA (view or print instructions). Using the DRT confirms the tax information filed with the IRS and provides an added measure of security by never showing tax data on the screen. The tax information is encrypted and only shows Transferred from the IRS as the answer for each question. The information does not become unencrypted and visible until received by Student Financial Services for processing. 

Current OU students in need of assistance renewing their FAFSA can visit Student Financial Services Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm to receive help.  

Students who complete their FAFSA in October can expect to begin receiving financial aid award notifications beginning in December or later.

FSA ID

To access and sign the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as access federal websites related to financial aid, students must create an FSA ID. Parents whose information is included on the FAFSA must also create an FSA ID to sign the FAFSA electronically, as well as to access federal websites related to financial aid.

You will need to complete the following when creating your FSA ID:

  • Provide personal email (unique to each user)
  • Provide social security number
  • Provide birthdate
  • Select two challenge questions
  • Create two challenge questions
  • Enter the security code for your email and your mobile number before you exit the FSA ID website

The FSA ID should be created at least one week prior to completing the FAFSA.

Create an FSA ID now.