Graduate Students

The 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available starting in December, please visit 2024-25 FAFSA to learn more.

Contact us with your financial aid and scholarship questions!

To receive federal student aid, you must:

  1. Apply for admission to OSU-Cascades graduate program.
  2. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • The application is available for submission beginning October 1 each year.
    • OSU's priority deadline for FAFSA is March 31, 2024. File FAFSA each year until you graduate.
    • OSU-Cascades our school code is 003210.
  3. After you are admitted to OSU-Cascades, you can check the status of your financial aid file through Beaver Hub
  4. Once your award offer is ready, you will receive an email notification to your OSU email. Check your email regularly!
    • If you are eligible, the FAFSA will result in an offer for a unsubsidized Ford Direct loan for up to $20,500 per year.
    • Graduate students are not eligible for federal Pell grants or federal subsidized Ford Direct loans.


If additional funding is needed, you may apply for the Graduate PLUS loan starting May 1 of the year you will start attendance.

  • The Grad PLUS Loan is a credit based loan.
  • You are eligible to borrow up to your remaining cost of attendance after all other aid.
  • The loan is unsubsidized meaning you are responsible for paying the interest during times of deferment.
  • Complete the application and Master Promissory Note (MPN) at