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On this page you'll find a variety of web-based resources to expand your knowledge of the financial aid process. We invite you to contact us if the Oglethorpe Office of Financial Aid can provide specific assistance.

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Quick Tips for the Financial Aid Process

  • Apply early - Admitted students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Oglethorpe's priority deadline of Feb. 1 to ensure that they receive full consideration for all the aid for which they are eligible. Although Oglethorpe will continue to receive and process FAFSA information, sooner is always better in the aid process. Even if your family waits to file actual tax returns with the IRS later in the spring, it is advisable to prepare tax return information early and to use that info to complete the FAFSA.
  • Enter OU's FAFSA code - Oglethorpe University's Title IV code is 001586. Be sure to enter this code when filing the FAFSA to ensure that Oglethorpe receives your results.
  • Ask questions - While it is your responsibility to be informed about your financial aid options, you won't always know all the answers! Rather than worry or wonder, please contact our staff to inquire about the specifics of your eligibility, your award letter, or any other element of financial aid.
  • Keep copies - Maintain for your records a copy of all documents referenced or submitted during the financial aid process. This will prove invaluable should you be selected for verification, should your circumstances change, or should a question arise later on during enrollment.
  • Double-check your SSN - Because the FAFSA process works by matching your Social Security Number (SSN) between Dept. of Education records and those of Oglethorpe, an error in even one digit of your SSN can delay your financial award processing and notification.

Useful Links to Online Financial Aid Resources

Detailed information on American higher education and federal student assistance
Everything you need to complete the federal aid application process, including the online FAFSA form and other FAFSA resources
Online resources from Federal Student Aid (an office of the Dept. of Ed), including the FAFSA4Caster
Guidance for Georgia residents on planning for, applying, and paying for college; includes online applications for state-funded HOPE, Zell Miller and GTEG programs
Free, comprehensive financial aid information, advice, and tools
Free online scholarship search engine
Free online scholarship search engine
Free online scholarship search engine
Free online scholarship search engine
Help on "doing the math" for financial aid and making college affordable
Free resources for career, college, financial aid, and money management information
Direct link to online counseling session required for all students obtaining a Direct loan
Direct link to online application for parents of dependents students who wish to apply for a Direct PLUS Loan
Extensive alphabetical listing of terms associated with student loans
View information about direct loans and grants you have received
Apply for a PIN to electronically sign a FAFSA, retrieve an already established PIN












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