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Financial Services offers a variety of financial aid events available to high school students and their families.

Financial Aid Information Sessions are open to students and their parents interested in learning more about the financial aid process.

FAFSA Workshops are intended for high school seniors and their parents who need assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Award Evaluation Workshops are available to high school seniors and their parents interested in evaluating financial aid packages from many schools.

Financial Aid
Information Session

Financial Aid Information Sessions are held during the Fall and Winter semesters. High school students and their parents are encouraged to attend a session to learn general information regarding the financial aid process. View the visit calendar and select Financial Aid Events from the drop down menu to find out when OU Student Financial Services will be at a school near you!

An online presentation is also available:
Download the supplemental worksheet
View the Funding Education Beyond High School presentation.

Just like a Financial Aid Night held at local high schools, this session provides general information able to be used no matter what college or university students plan to attend.

Topics include the elements of financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), private resources available, and more!

FAFSA Workshop

Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon after October 1 as possible, beginning in their senior year of high school and continuing throughout their college career.

FAFSA Workshops are available to students in October, November, and December. Parents are encouraged to accompany their high school seniors to assist in completing the FAFSA.

Prior to attending the workshop or appointment, please review the FAFSA Checklist for a list of items necessary to complete the FAFSA.  Students and parents should each create an FSA ID at least one week prior to completing the FAFSA. Use the FSA ID Worksheet to record related information for your files. Create an FSA ID now.

Registration for a 2017-2018 FAFSA Workshop will be available August 1.  Students and families receive personal, professional assistance in completing the FAFSA in a group setting.  Applicants work at their own pace.
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Registration for a 2017-2018 FAFSA Appointment will be available August 1. Individual FAFSA Appointments are offered on a limited basis to pilot interest and attendance in an individual appointment where students and families receive professional assistance in submitting the FAFSA. 

These events are free and open to the public.

Location and Parking Information

OU Main Campus is located at 2200 North Squirrel Road, Rochester, MI. Workshops take place in the Student Technology Center located on the lower level of the Oakland Center. You may park in Lot P1 and there is no fee for parking. Click here to view a campus map.

OU Anton Frankel Center is located at 20 South Main, Mt. Clemens, MI on the southwest corner of the building. Workshops take place in room 121. Parking passes will be provided to students and families visiting before 6:00 PM for designated parking spaces (included in confirmation email one week prior to the event). Free parking is available beginning at 6:00 PM and does not require a permit. Click here to view a campus map.

Award Letter
Workshops

Award Letter Workshops are intended for high school seniors and their parents to receive professional guidance in understanding and evaluating the financial aid award packages a student may receive from multiple colleges and universities. Download the Award Evaluation worksheet.

Workshops are offered in April at various high schools in the tri-county area. Students are encouraged to bring award notifications from any college or university they may attend, as well as any student account usernames and passwords.

View the visit calendar to find out if your high school is hosting a workshop. Select Financial Aid Events from the drop down menu.