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Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021-2022 school year today! Doing so as soon as possible gives you time to:

  • Make the best decision for your circumstances.
  • Discover scholarships based on financial need.
  • Be eligible for programs with limited funding.

Start the FAFSA


Use this timeline guide for submitting your FAFSA:


Term You Desire to Begin Enrollment FAFSA for School Year When to Submit FAFSA Application Use This Year’s Income and Tax Information
Spring 2022 2021-2022 Now 2019
Summer, Fall 2022
Spring 2023
2022-2023 October 1st 2021 2020
Summer, Fall 2023
Spring 2024
2023-2024 October 1st 2022 2021

OCU students enrolled in fall 2021 or spring 2022 should submit their 2021-2022 FAFSA as soon as possible to ensure maximum federal aid eligibility. The FAFSA uses income from an earlier tax year, not the current year’s income tax information.

OCU freshmen enrolling in the 2022 Fall Semester may expect notification of their federal financial aid in January. A few aid programs have limited funds, so be sure to apply as soon as the FAFSA is available.


Contact the Financial Aid Office at OCU for assistance.

Financial Aid Office