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Parent Resources

Parent Resources

We know how stressful the college search and application process can be, but know that DEP staff is here to make this as smooth as possible for you and your student. We want to help guide you and share what we know to help you make the best college decision for your family.

OU Family Guide

Haga clic aquí para ver la versión en español de la Guía para padres.

Preparing for the FAFSA

Here are several things you will need in order to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid:

  • Your FSA ID: You can set this up on You will need this SAME ID for your entire college career.
  • Your social security number. If you are not a U.S. citizen but meet Federal Student Aid’s basic eligibility requirements, you’ll also need your alien registration number.
  • Your 2017 Tax records.
  • List of schools you are interested in attending.

Verification Issues

Once you and your student complete the FAFSA, you may be asked to submit additional documentation to confirm the data reported. What are the 
next steps after I submit the FAFSA?