Application Process

FinAidapply2014-2015 Financial Aid Year
Summer 2014 through Spring 2015

In order to be considered for financial aid at OHSU, you must be admitted into a Financial Aid Eligible Program.

Step 1 in the Application Process - Fill out your FAFSA

Apply for Federal Financial Aid using the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Our school code is 004883.  We recommend you apply even if you are in the process of being admitted rather than waiting to be officially admitted. Please keep in mind that you must be admitted to a financial aid eligible program. See the link above for a list of financial aid eligible programs.

Once we receive your financial aid application, we will determine if additional information is needed.

  • If additional information is needed, you will be sent a request through email.  Therefore, please make sure to keep your email address updated with our office.
  • If no information is needed, you will be sent an email indicating that we have received the application.  This will be sent to the email listed on your federal financial aid application.

Step 2 in the Application Process - Choosing the Types of Financial Aid that is right for you.

Look for ways to supplement the cost of tuition.  OHSU encourages students to apply for outside scholarships as a way to decrease student loan debt.  The best advice you can follow when searching the web for scholarships is to allow yourself plenty of time.  May sites will ask you detailed questions in order to match you up with potential scholarship.  Other times, it takes a bit of searching an exploration. Don't give up!

Step 3 in the Application Process - What's Next?

Once you are admitted to a financial aid eligible program and all information required to review your financial aid application is received, your financial aid application will be reviewed.

  • If upon review additional information is needed, you will be sent a request through email. 
  • If no additional information is needed or you submit the information requested, your financial aid eligibility will be determined.  You would then be mailed a ‘Notification of Eligibility’ which outlines the aid awarded as well as additional steps needed to complete to receive the funding.  Please keep in mind, you will need to sign and return one copy of the ‘Notification of Eligibility’ to our office.
For aid you accept the earliest day possible in which available funds could be applied to students' accounts and any refunds issued for living expenses is the Thursday before the term begins (except for the noted exceptions noted on the 2014-2015 Financial Aid Disbursement Calendar)Individual student disbursement dates will vary if there is anything preventing disbursement.  Examples include, but are not limited to:  the Notification of Eligibility has not been signed, Promissory Note(s) have not been signed, registration does not match what the aid was based upon, holds and/or loan entrance counseling.

Equal Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, or any other status protected by law.  It does not discriminate on any status protected by law.  This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and patient care related activities or in any other aspect of OHSU's operation.  Such compliance efforts are coordinated by the OHSU Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department.  OHSU complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions.  Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator: Michael Tom, AAEO Director, 503-494-5148, tomm@ohsu.edu Mailing address: Mail code MP240, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239.  Office: Marquam Plaza Suite 240, 2525 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97239.  AAEO email: aaeo@ohsu.edu; website: http://www.ohsu.edu/aaeo.  Title IX inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 1-800-421-3481.