Financial Aid Checklist (pdf)

To receive any federal student aid, you must:

  1. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA).
    • The application is available for submission beginning October 1 each year.
    • OSU's priority deadline for FAFSA/ORSAA is February 28 each year. File FAFSA/ORSAA each year until you graduate.
    • OSU-Cascades school code is 003210.
  2. After your FAFSA/ORSAA has been received, you may be asked to submit additional information. Check your OSU email regularly and your financial aid file through My.OregonState. Edu to view the status of financial aid file. Your financial aid file is on the Finances tab.
  3. When all requirements have been met, you will receive an email notification to your OSU email that your award offer is ready. Check your OSU email regularly.