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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M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
OU school code: 002307

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Student Financial Services provides programs as a public service to on behalf of Oakland University to help educate students, parents, and staff about financial preparation for college, applying for financial aid, and the financial aid process. All programs are free of charge and tailored to meet the needs of your constituents. In addition to the three financial aid programs most popular with high school students and their families, customized college readiness programs are available. Meet the Financial Aid Outreach team!

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COVID-19 Update for Financial Aid Outreach Events

Beginning with the fall 2021 semester, financial aid outreach events are able to resume in-person and we will continue to offer virtual events. Carrie and Gregory are thrilled to provide your students and families financial aid education as a public service, feel free to contact us with any questions or ideas for how we can serve you! 

Professional Development for Counselors

The Financial Aid Outreach team is excited to offer webinars for high school counselors and college advisers. Webinars will be posted periodically throughout the school year. If you are interested in learning more about a specific topic, please submit suggestions for future topics

Financial Aid Night Presentation for Junior Parents & Students

Financial Aid Night presentations are in-person or live virtual informational presentations held primarily during the junior year of high school, between March and June. All level high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend a session to learn general information regarding the financial aid process, but especially junior students and their parents, because it is most relevant for the upcoming senior year. Topics include the elements of financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), private resources available, and more! 

Virtual presentations are accessible on any mobile device, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. The presentation is the same as it is in-person and attendees will be able to ask questions of the presenters and handouts will be available for download. 

FAFSA Workshops 

FAFSA Workshops provide high school seniors and their parents with professional assistance completing the FAFSA. Held from October through February of the senior year, the FAFSA Workshops are held in a computer lab at your location with the flexibility to hold multiple workshops in one evening. Workshops are available for in-person assistance or virtual workshops accessible on any mobile device, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. Materials are provided to make sure students and parents come prepared to complete and submit the FAFSA at the workshop.

Schedule a Family FAFSA Workshop (held in the evenings for seniors and their parents) OR schedule a Senior Set Up (held during the day for seniors).

Family FAFSA Workshop


Senior Set Up

View the Michigan FAFSA Tracker to view your school's profile and the FAFSA Submissions by High School list. 

Jumpstart for 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Students

Jumpstart programs are flexible workshops held during the school day and can be shortened or lengthened to fit your scheduling needs. The workshop helps 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students learn level appropriate information about taking rigorous high school coursework, extracurricular involvement in high school, career exploration, choosing a college, applying for financial aid, to prepare for their futures. Jumpstarts are the perfect practical application workshop to provide high school students professional guidance on their pathway to education beyond high school.  

The program is designed to help students create their Parchment account (if you're a Parchment school), create their account, provide a mini-seminar about financial aid or related college readiness information, and search for scholarships. Generally, Jumpstarts take place during between March and June.

  • Schedule a Jumpstart (March - June 2022) to be held at your location or virtually.
  • Please remind students to come prepared with their social security number, their personal email address, and phone number.

Award Letter Workshops

Award Letter Workshops are intended for high school seniors to receive professional guidance in understanding and evaluating the financial aid award packages a student may receive from multiple colleges and universities. Workshops are offered January through March during or immediately following the school day. Students are encouraged to bring award notifications from any college or university they may attend, as well as any student account usernames and passwords. These workshops offer the flexibility of meeting individually with students, in small groups, or larger groups, to fit their needs.  

College Readiness Programs

Oakland University staff are available for college readiness programming on various scales – small group, classroom visits, and large assemblies. We provide interactive sessions and materials to promote student engagement as a fun way to provide students information related to college preparation. Programs are designed to meet your students’ needs, are age appropriate, and educational. Contact your Oakland University Undergraduate Admissions representative to schedule a visit.