Student Financial Services

North Foundation Hall, Room 120
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-2550
Have your Grizzly ID ready
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
OU school code: 002307



Financial Services offers a variety of financial aid events available to high school students and their families. Presentations and workshops are available for those who wish to learn more about the financial aid process, completing the FAFSA, or evaluating financial aid awards.

Financial Aid
Information Session

High school students and their parents are encouraged to join a live webinar or watch the recorded presentation to learn general information regarding the financial aid process. Just like a Financial Aid Night held at local high schools, we provide 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!

Two options for online presentations are available:
View the recorded Funding Education Beyond High School presentation or join an upcoming
Live Webinar - Funding Education Beyond High School:

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 7:00 PM - Live with Carrie - enter password OAKLAND
  • Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 6:00 PM - Live with Carrie - enter password OAKLAND
  • Monday, April 6, 2020 - 6:00 PM - Live with Carrie - enter password OAKLAND
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 7:00 PM - Live with Carrie - enter password OAKLAND
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 6:00 PM - Live with Greg - enter password OAKLAND

Download the supplemental handouts:

*MM for Junior Jumpstart 


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 Appointments

Virtual FAFSA Appointments are available to assist high school seniors and their parents complete the FAFSA with professional assistance on an individual basis in a private webinar environment. Appointments are private and secure. Virtual appointments take place online from the comfort of your own home or other location you choose. You will receive a private link and password to join your personal webinar environment, after signing up for a virtual appointment. 

In-person FAFSA Appointments are available to high school seniors and their families in October, November, and December who wish to receive professional assistance completing their FAFSA on an individual/small group basis. 

Prior to your 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.

Make a 2021-2022 FAFSA Appointment reservation now:

You may find it helpful to view these tutorials:

Location and Parking Information

Appointment and workshop locations are provided in the registration module.  Parking on main campus in Rochester and on the Macomb University Center in Clinton Township locations is free and no parking permit is required. 
Oakland University Student Financial Services
North Foundation Hall - Room 120
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309
Oakland University - Macomb
Macomb University Center - UC2, Room 103
44575 Garfield Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Oakland University - Detroit
Franklin-Wright Settlement - Suite 2200
7375 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

If you are unable to attend your scheduled workshop or appointment, or you have already completed the FAFSA and no longer wish to attend, please cancel your appointment by clicking on the View Appointment link provided on the SignUpGenius confirmation email, reply to the SignUpGenius confirmation email, or contact Student Financial Services. If Oakland University is closed due to inclement weather, the workshop will be cancelled. Every effort will be made to reach you by phone and/or email.
Award Letter

Award Letter Evaluations are intended to help high school seniors and their parents understand and evaluate the financial aid award packages a student may receive from multiple colleges and universities. Download the Award Evaluation worksheet and use the Net Price Calculator or Estimated Cost of Attendance provided by each school you're considering attending. Visit the Net Price Calculator Center to find the link to every school's NPC.

Workshops are offered 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.