Application Process


2017-2018 Financial Aid (Summer 2017 through Spring 2018)

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 2017-18 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 list of financial aid eligible programs.
  • OHSU school code is 004883
  • Answers to common questions filing the FAFSA: for Undergraduate students and for Graduate students.
  • OHSU's priority filing date applies to undergraduate students only and is February 1st, 2017. See Financial Aid Information, for additional details.

Changes to FAFSA Application Process for 2017-2018

The Department of Education has changed the timeline for applying for FAFSA. The FAFSA will now be available to file as of October 1st this year and for future years. Additionally, for the 2017-2018 FAFSA, you will be providing your 2015 tax information. The Department has chosen to do this for a few reasons:

1.    An October filing date means more time for you to file your FAFSA.

2.    Using 2015 tax year information means that the IRS Direct Data Transfer tool will be available to use immediately when applying; no more waiting to file taxes to provide accurate information!

For more information regarding these changes, please visit:

Note: If you are an Oregon resident working on your 1st bachelor's degree and wish to be considered for the Oregon Opportunity Grant, file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2016. The Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) will determine eligibility and award on a first come, first serve basis.


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.

Changes to OHSU's Financial Aid Processes

New Avenue for Accessing Financial Aid Information:

  • We are in the process of switching over to a new computer system for financial aid. With the implementation of the new system, you will be able to access financial aid information in the same way you register for classes and check your account;through the Student Information System (SIS). This will provide a convenient, "one stop" experience.

Updated Timeline:

  • Since the FAFSA will now be available to file as of October 1st, we have changed our priority filing date for undergraduate students to February 1st for the 2017-2018 award year and for future years.
  • We anticipate beginning to review 2017-2018 FAFSAs in mid-December 2016. At this point we will email you to request any additional information we may need. If we do not require any additional information, we will send an email confirming receipt of the financial aid application. You can view the status of your FAFSA by logging into:
  • We do not anticipate that these changes will affect the current timeline of award notifications.
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.

Check back later for updates!


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