Oklahoma State University


Federal/State Student Aid Programs

Find out what's available through the Federal/Student Student Aid Programs.


Applying for Federal/State Aid              

Completing the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online at www.fafsa.gov and should be completed as soon as possible after January 1 each year. The FAFSA information is used to determine eligibility for:

  • Federal grants, Work-Study and loans;
  • Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG),  for Oklahoma residents who apply by the state's deadline for the following fall semester;
  • Need-based scholarships and tribal grants.

If you’ve never filed a FAFSA before:

  • Apply for a federal PIN (this is a different PIN from your OSU PIN). If parent information is required on the FAFSA, one parent on the application must also apply for a PIN;
  • Use the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet to gather the information before you complete the online FAFSA.

If you’ve filed a FAFSA before:

  • Use the same federal PIN you’ve used in prior years;
  • You won’t have to provide as much information, since some prior year information is saved.

Who is eligible to complete the FAFSA?

Review the General Eligibility Requirements to find out more.

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Helpful Hints:

  • Apply as soon after January 1st as possible.
    Priority for programs with limited funds is given to students who file the FAFSA early AND respond promptly to any additional information requests made by the OSU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
  • Temporarily allow pop-ups when using the FAFSA website (or if your browser has the option, select "always allow from this site").

  • List Oklahoma State University, 119 Student Union, Stillwater, OK 74078 (School Code: 003170).

  • Use the IRS data retrieval process to obtain tax return information if you are eligible to do so and have filed your federal taxes online at least 2 weeks prior. Don't make changes to the IRS data. 

    • If you have not filed taxes, provide estimated information to file your FAFSA early, then file your taxes as soon as possible and use an electronic process. After 2 weeks, make corrections to your FAFSA and use the IRS data retrieval process. Don't make changes to the IRS data. 

  • Review the FAFSA Tutorial, Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA:  A Student's Guide to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.