Federal Aid Programs
Range of Annual Awards
up to $7,500; up to $12,500 for Independent Students
full cost of attendance as defined by Department of Education (less other aid)
up to $4,000
There are also Alternative Private Loans available for further financial help in paying for college. You can find information on Alternative Loans at https://www.fastproducts.org/choice/obu. We encourage families to pursue federal loan programs first.
Worried about taking out college loans? Check out our Loan Affordability Pledge.
How to Apply
Apply for federal aid listed above by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Applications for the coming school year become available after October 1 each year. You must reapply each year. Applications received prior to May 1 receive funding priority. (2017 income information is required for the 2019-20 application.)
- Mistakes to Avoid When Completing the FAFSA
- FAFSA Checklist
- FAFSA Filing Tips for Applicants in Unique Situations
The Higher Education Amendments require the university to define and enforce standards for satisfactory academic progress to encourage students to successfully complete degree requirements within 4 years (8 semesters).