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FAFSA & Federal Financial Aid

Federal financial aid may be available for qualifying students based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is free to complete and may help you offset the cost of education-related expenses. 

File the FAFSA

FAFSA Resources


3 Types of Federal Student Aid

  1. Grants
    This is need-based funding determined by your FAFSA that doesn’t need to be paid back. 
  2. Work-study
    This is funding that can be earned by working and doesn’t need to be paid back.
  3. Loans
    This is borrowed money that you repay with interest.

Dates to Know

October 1
FAFSA applications open for the next academic year.

March 1
The priority financial aid deadline from ORU for returning students. 

June 30 
The FAFSA deadline for the coming academic year   

Important: The earlier you file the FAFSA, the better. Apply by March 1, ORU’s priority financial aid deadline, to be considered for all available types of financial aid.


5 Steps to Receiving Federal Aid from ORU

Step 1: Complete your FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. Remember, it’s free!

Step 2: On the FAFSA, enter ORU’s code (003985) to send us your information.

Step 3: Complete and submit all additional documents that may be requested.

Step 4: If you’ve been admitted to ORU, we’ll send you a personalized financial aid offer.

Step 5: Confirm and accept your financial aid offer in your ORU Vision account.


Get Started Today 

Apply to ORU  Start Your FAFSA 

The 2020–21 FAFSA is also available on the myStudentAid app at the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).

Remember to use ORU’s school code (003985) when completing the FAFSA so that we receive your information. If you have questions about federal financial aid or need help completing the FAFSA, connect with us today.

Which FAFSA do I need to submit and when?

I plan on attending ORU between:

I’ll submit the following FAFSA:

Sometime between:

Using tax return information from:

July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

2020-2021 FAFSA

October 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021

2018 (filed early 2019)

July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

2021-2022 FAFSA

October 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022

2019 (filed early 2020)

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