To receive any federal student aid, you must:

  1. Apply online for admission to OSU-Cascades. You will not be considered for any financial aid offers until you have applied to the university.
  2. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    The FAFSA application is available beginning October 1 each year.
  3. List OSU-Cascades on your FAFSA using our school code 003210.
  4. Submit your application by the priority deadline.
    OSU 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.
  5. After your FAFSA has been received, you may be sent an email request for additional information. Check your OSU email often for financial aid communications and provide the requested documents in a timely manner.
    Once admitted, you will be able to access your student portal at MyOregonState and view your financial aid file for additional requirements, forms or your aid offer. Your financial aid file is on the Finances tab.
  6. 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.