Financial Aid Checklist (pdf)

To receive financial aid, you must:

  1. Apply for admission to OSU-Cascades. You will not be considered for any financial aid offers until you are admitted to OSU-Cascades.
  2. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA). Not sure which form you should fill out? Determine that here.
    • The application is available 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.
  3. Once admitted to OSU-Cascades, you will be able to access your financial aid file through Your financial aid file is on the Finances tab.
  4. 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!