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How to Apply for Financial Aid

Follow the steps below to apply for financial aid. Students should begin the process at the same time that they apply for admission to secure the best possible financial aid package.

Steps to Apply

Create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID)

The FSA ID can be created at the following site:

Note: The FSA ID has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to all of the above U.S. Department of Education websites.

Complete your FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using your tax return information (or your parent's tax return information if you are an dependent student) at

  • Be sure to list OLLU's School Code: 003598 on the FAFSA so we can electronically download and have access to your information.
  • We recommend that you apply early. The last day to apply is May 1 to ensure that your financial aid will be processed by the start of the fall semester.

Submit any supplemental information.

The OLLU Financial Aid Office will review your submitted items and possibly ask you for additional information. You should return all additional requested information as soon as possible.

Award Letter

We will send you an award letter listing the many types of financial aid we can offer you. Once you receive the award letter from us, we invite you to contact the Financial Aid Office to let us counsel you on your awards. Financial aid will be applied to your bill once you are registered for classes.