Step 1: Fill out your FAFSA
Apply for Federal Financial Aid using the 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.
For students beginning or continuing their program during summer 2020 through spring 2021, please complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA.
Deadlines: The priority deadline to file the 2020-2021 FAFSA is January 1, 2020. This deadline is used in conjunction with other criteria when determining eligibility for certain types of funds available at OHSU. We strongly suggest you complete your FAFSA early. Please keep in mind when completing FAFSA online that the federal processor operates on Eastern Standard Time.
To complete your FAFSA online, please visit www.fafsa.gov. Be sure to include our school code: 004883.
Please note that your application for Financial Aid will not be reviewed until you have been formally admitted to a financial aid eligible program at OHSU. View eligible programs
Oregon resident with first bachelors: If you are an Oregon resident working on your first bachelor's degree and wish to be considered for the Oregon Opportunity Grant, file the FAFSA as soon as possible. The Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) will determine eligibility and award on a first come, first serve basis.
Step 2: Review for additional requirements
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. Any requested documents can be returned to us via email. You can monitor the status of these outstanding requirements on the Student Information System.
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 3: Application review
Once you are admitted to a financial aid eligible program and all information requested has been submitted, your financial aid application will be reviewed by a counselor in our office. If additional information is needed upon review, you will be contacted.
Step 4: Award notification
You will be contacted via email when your financial aid award is complete and ready to review and accept online. If you expect a financial resource such as employer tuition benefits or scholarships that are not listed on your award, please submit a Reporting Additional Resources form to our office. If your enrollment plans will differ from what is anticipated on your award, please submit an Enrollment Plan Update form.