Application Process


2015-2016 Financial Aid (Summer 2015 through Spring 2016)

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

Step 1 - Fill out your FAFSA

  • Apply for Federal Financial Aid using the 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply even if you are in the process of being admitted rather than waiting to be officially admitted. See link above for the list of financial aid eligible programs.
  • OHSU school code is 004883
Once your FAFSA is received by OHSU, we will determine if additional information is needed.
  • If additional information is needed, you will be sent a request through email.  Make sure to keep your email and mailing 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 - Choosing the Types of Financial Aid that is right for you.

Look for ways to supplement your costs.  Apply for outside scholarships as a way to decrease student loan debt.  The best advice you can follow when searching for scholarships is to allow yourself plenty of time.  Many sites will ask you detailed questions in order to match you up with potential scholarships so it can be time consuming. Don't give up!

Step 3 - What's Next?

Once you are admitted to a financial aid eligible program and all information requested has been submitted, your financial aid application will be reviewed.

  • If upon review additional information is needed, you will be sent a request through email. 
  • If additional information is not needed or you submit all information requested, your financial aid eligibility will be determined. An award packet would be mailed to you, which outlines the aid awarded as well as additional steps needed to receive the funding. You will need to sign and return one copy of the ‘Notification of Eligibility’ to our office
  For accepted aid, the earliest day possible available funds could be applied to students' OHSU accounts and any refunds issued for living expenses is the Thursday before a term begins (except for noted exceptions on the 2015-2016 Financial Aid Disbursement Calendar). 
  Individual student disbursement dates will vary if there is anything preventing disbursement.  Examples include, but not limited to:  Notification of Eligibility has not been signed, Promissory Note(s)/Entrance Counseling have not been completed, registration does not match what the aid was based upon, holds on account.

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