How to Apply for Financial Assistance
To apply for most types of financial aid, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
The FAFSA is available Oct 1st each year.
You will need your social security number or your alien registration number if you are an eligible non-U.S. citizen, prior-prior year federal income tax information, and any records of untaxed income.
If you are a dependent student, your parent(s) will need to provide this same information.
You must apply before January 1st to be considered for state grants.
If possible, import your tax data directly into your FAFSA using the IRS import option included in the FAFSA. Report accurate income and household size information to prevent delays in processing your financial aid.
After your FAFSA is processed FAFSA will send you an email with information on how to view your Student Aid Report (SAR).
The Financial Aid Office at OCCC will also send you an email, so be sure to check your OCCC email regularly. You may be required to submit documents to the financial aid office to complete your file review.
The Financial Aid Office processes FAFSAs throughout the year. To ensure that your financial aid file is complete before classes begin submit your FAFSA by:
May 31st for fall semester
October 15th for spring semester
March 30th for summer semester
Please check your OCCC student email regularly for important notifications. OCCC student email is our primary form of communication with students. Login to MyOCCC Portal at: http://www.occc.edu/links/index.html, under the Self-Service tab to review your financial aid status.
The Financial Aid Office is located in the Main Building across from the Testing Center. If you have any questions about your financial aid, please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or in-person.
Login to your MyOCCC Portal Self-Service to view your financial aid status at: http://www.occc.edu/links/index.html