To receive any federal student aid, you must:

  1. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA application is available for submission beginning October 1 each year.
     
  2. List OSU-Cascades on your FAFSA using our school code 003210.
     
  3. Submit your application by the priority deadline. 
    OSu's priority FAFSA deadline is February 28. This date is used to determine eligibility for some need-based aid programs as well as State and Institutional funds. Applications received after the priority deadline will still be eligible for federal aid such as the Pell Grant and Direct Loans.
     
  4. After your FAFSA has been received, you may be sent an email request for additional information. Check your MyOSU portal to view your financial aid file status for additional requirements and forms.
     
  5. When all requirements have been met and your FAFSA has been processed, you will receive an email notification that your aid offer is ready to accept.