Student Financial Services

North Foundation Hall, Room 120
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
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(248) 370-2550
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finservices@oakland.edu
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Extended Hours for Winter - 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on:
December 15, January 2-4, January 8-9 and January 18

Financial Aid Awards, Requirements, & Instructions

Financial aid awards are available in MySail. Students must complete the following:

Revised award notifications are sent to students' OU email. Access OU email and MySail regularly.

Financial Aid
Award Status
Students can view the financial aid award package by academic year and the breakdown for the estimated cost of attendance.

How to check financial aid award status: 
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  1. Log into MySAIL using your NetID and password
  2. Select Financial Aid from the Popular Services box 
  3. Select Award 
  4. Select Award by Aid Year
  5. Select the aid year if prompted and click submit
  6. Click the Award Overview tab and scroll to the bottom to view awards.  Click each award for important information and instructions.
Print and use the Award Evaluation Worksheet to determine if the student's financial aid will cover the student's costs. 
Accept/Decline
Student Loans

Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, students must complete a new process to accept, decline student loans.

How to accept or decline student loans:

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  1. Log into MySAIL using your NetID and password
  2. Select Financial Aid from the Popular Services box
  3. Select Award
  4. Select Award by Aid Year
  5. Select the aid year if prompted and click Submit
  6. Select Accept Award Offer tab
  7. Use the drop down menu next to each award to accept or decline the full amount. Accept a portion of the award by selecting Accept, then specifying a dollar amount in the box to the right.
Financial Aid
Requirements
Students can view the processing status of any unsatisfied financial aid requirements, the requirements for meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy for financial aid eligibility and a personal history of SAP status, and any holds placed on the account.

How to check financial aid requirements: 
  1. Log into MySAIL using your NetID and password
  2. Select Financial Aid from the Popular Services box 
  3. Select Eligibility
  4. Select the aid year if prompted and click Submit
  5. Select Student Requirements 
  6. View Unsatisfied and Satisfied Requirements – note the “status” and “as of date” columns. 
Complete all required documents and resubmit any incomplete documents. Processing takes 2-4 weeks. 
Create Proxy
Access in MySAIL
Students can designate another person (a proxy) to access and view academic and financial aid information their account. 

Granting access allows parents/guardians, spouses, and others to stay up-to-date on financial aid awards and requirements, class schedules, grades and more. Students control exactly how much information a proxy can view. Once a proxy is added to your MySAIL account, the student controls the authorization settings to enable the proxy to view certain pieces of information. Their settings are “view only,” meaning a proxy can never make changes to any information in MySAIL.

How to add a proxy in MySAIL:
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  1. Log into MySAIL using your NetID and password
  2. Select Sail
  3. Select Student Services
  4. Select Manage Proxy
  5. Select Add Proxy
  6. Fill in the required fields and select Add Proxy
  7. Once the proxy is added, click on the yellow down arrow next to his/her name
  8. On the Profile tab, select a relationship type from the drop-down menu and indicate a start and stop date for your proxy to have access to your information
  9. On the Authorization tab, select all areas of MySAIL that you would like your proxy to have view-only access
Proxy Access
Login
If you have been granted proxy access by a student at Oakland University, follow these instructions to log into your account. Students are able to grant Proxy access for select academic and financial information.

How to log in as a proxy in MySAIL:
  1. Go to MySAIL
  2. Select Proxy Login in the lower right corner
  3. Enter the email address that was authorized as a proxy user, along with the PIN number established
  4. Confirm your personal information is accurate once logged in
  5. Click on the student’s name who has given you proxy access to an account
  6. Authorized pages will be listed