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Financial Aid

What is the FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your gateway to getting the financial assistance you need to complete your college degree.

The FAFSA opens every Oct. 1. Be sure to apply early in order to ensure prompt processing. Besides student loans, the FAFSA can also qualify you for scholarships.

It doesn’t cost anything to fill out a FAFSA and usually takes less than an hour to complete. Remember, in order to receive aid, you must have full and clear admission into the program. 


What do you need to file a FAFSA?

 FSA ID, which you'll create at
 OU Federal School Code: 003184
 Social Security number.
 Driver's license.
 Bank statements.
 W-2 forms and tax returns from two years ago. You may use an estimated income; however, OU may require you to verify your income.






Our financial aid advisors are here to help you succeed and provide you with the support needed to obtain educational funding.

The Department of OU Online Financial Aid has experts available to help students attend the University of Oklahoma online with peace of mind, so they can focus on their degree.





At OU Online, we understand the cost of college can be overwhelming for students. Our calculator can help you estimate the tuition and fees for your online graduate program so you can create a plan to reach your educational goals.


Disclaimer: This is not a bill. This is only an estimate. Current tuition and fees are subject to change based on approval by the Oklahoma Board of Regents or as otherwise consistent with regent policy. Such modifications are applicable to students enrolled at that time as well as incoming students. This estimate is based on current rates for OU Online Graduate programs only. This is not a guarantee of future costs.




In order to apply for federal financial aid you must submit the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Apply early so you can receive your official aid offer as soon as possible.


Complete Your FAFSA

When completing your FAFSA, make sure you choose the correct year depending on when you plan on enrolling in courses. 

2021-2022 FAFSA includes Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022

2022-2023 FAFSA includes Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023




Only courses in degree-seeking

programs may receive aid. 


Financial aid is only avilable for coursework in the Masters of Human Relations (MHR) standard degree program up to 36 credit hours or degree completion, whichever comes first. Federal regulation prohibits funding students who are pursuing licensure or seeking certification in this program. 


For the Clinical and Mental Health Counseling degree, aid is available up to 60 credit hours.