• Admissions
December 2014

Filing the FAFSA

Now that the fall semester is winding down, it's important to start focusing on the next step in the university planning process: filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.)    Read more ›

Upcoming 2015 Financial Aid Deadlines

Beginning in January, there are some important financial aid deadlines you need to know. At Oklahoma City University, we'll help keep you on track to funding your child's education.     Read more ›


Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

More than 90 percent of our students receive financial aid. In addition to filing the FAFSA, it is important to apply for as many scholarships as possible. We offer the following scholarships to our students. The holiday break is a great time for your student to work on their scholarship essays. You don't want to miss this opportunity.    Read more ›

Honors Program at Oklahoma City University

The Honors Program at Oklahoma City University is open to academically talented and motivated students enrolled in any of OCU’s undergraduate programs. Admission to the University Honors Program is separate from admission to the university. First-year students entering Oklahoma City University are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following criteria: a) composite ACT of 27 or higher; b) combined SAT of 1210 or higher. Qualified students must submit an application and write two essays selected from a list of four.
Deadline is May 1!
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Have questions about financial aid
at Oklahoma City University?

Oklahoma City University does everything we can to help you cover your costs. We're committed to helping students become who they want to be. That's why we do all we can to ease your mind about expenses, so you can focus on choosing a college based on the most important issue – what it offers you academically – not based on what it costs.
Oklahoma City University has teamed up with faTV to bring you a series of short videos focusing on what you need to know about financial aid. Watch here or visit www.okcu.edu/financialaid/.


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Filing the FAFSA 

Now that the admission application season is winding down, it's important to start focusing on the next step in the university planning process: filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is an online form college students and their families fill out in order to determine eligibility for federal financial aid.


Financial aid can be awarded as follows:*
•  Scholarships: awarded based on merit, major/departmental, and talent.
•  Grant: free money that is not paid back
•  Stafford Loan: either subsidized (interest begins when student goes into repayment) or unsubsidized (interest accrues while the student is in school)
•  Perkins Loan: federal student loan with a current 5% fixed interest rate awarded to need-based students
•  Work Study: an allotted amount of money the student is allowed to earn while working on campus while attending the university

*Often financial aid award packages are a combination of the above.

Processing your FAFSA at Oklahoma City University

In order for Oklahoma City University to determine your student's eligibility, you must first file the FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov. Please note this is the official website for filing the FAFSA and it's free to complete the FAFSA. If any other website states there is a fee associated with your filing, it is incorrect. The FAFSA priority filing period is January 1, 2015-March 1, 2015.

In order to file the FAFSA, you will need your tax information for 2014 as well as your student's tax information, if applicable. If you have not yet filed your taxes, you can estimate the amounts based on your 2013 taxes and update the information once your 2014 taxes are filed. In order to access and sign the FAFSA, both you and your student need a Personalized Identification Number (PIN). Click here to apply for a PIN. Utilizing the IRS Data Retrieval system will simplify and expedite the submission and verification process. Click here for more information on the IRS DATA Retrieval system.

Once you list our federal school code (003166) and submit the FAFSA, the information will be sent to Oklahoma City University. The Office of Financial Aid will put together a financial aid package for your admitted student based on your estimated family contribution (EFC). The financial aid package information can be accessed on their BlueLink account. Curious what your estimated EFC might be: check out the FAFSA4caster available on the FAFSA website. Remember to file early and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.




Upcoming Deadlines

January 1, 2015
The 2015-2016 FAFSA Application is available online at fafsa.ed.gov. Don't forget to list our federal school code (003166) on your FAFSA.

March 1, 2015
File completion deadline for best consideration of campus-based federal funds (Perkins, FSEOG, and federal work-study) and endowed scholarships for 2015-2016 award year. The funding for these programs are limited; students who have complete and accurate files in the Office of Financial Aid by this date are the most likely to receive assistance from these programs.

March 1, 2015
Final Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG) deadline. To be considered for OTAG, you must file your FAFSA by March 1. OTAG funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Completion of the FAFSA by March 1, 2015 does not guarantee funding for this award, so apply early.

May 1, 2015
Priority deadline for financial aid applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. To have your financial aid packaged by the start of the fall term, you must return all requested documents for your file to the Office of Financial Aid by this date.

Don't forget to apply for OCU scholarships.
Application deadlines vary. Get yours in early!