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Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2018-2019 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 2018 2017-2018 Now 2015
Summer, Fall 2018
Spring 2019
2018-2019 Now 2016
Summer, Fall 2019
Spring 2020
2019-2020 October 2018 2017

OCU students enrolled in 2018 or 2019 should submit their 2018-2019 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 2018 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