Applying for Financial Aid
When you're ready to apply for financial aid, follow the steps below and you will be well on your way.
- Apply for financial aid online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov as early as you possibly can. You can apply on or after January 1 for the upcoming academic year (fall, spring and summer). You can also pick up a paper copy of the form from your high school counselor, any college or university or any public library.
- Wait for your award letter from the College's Financial Aid Office - the letter will tell you what to do next.
- Track where you are online. Go to occc.edu and click on the Student Records Login button at the bottom of the page to access MineOnline - it's great and convenient! Once you are logged in, click on financial aid status. It tells you where you are every step of the way.
- Contact Financial Aid if you have questions or need more information.