The Student Financial Services office is available to help students meet their educational expenses. As most families qualify for some financial aid, students should apply even if they don’t think they are eligible. If students don’t qualify for federal income grants, they may be eligible for work-study programs or scholarships.
Types of aid include grants (financial aid that you do not have to pay back), Federal Work-study (students earn money while working on- or off-campus) and loans (borrowed money that must be repaid with interest). The Student Financial Services Office offers services that include application assistance, online review of aid status, and debt management.
To be considered for counseling assistance, students must have applied for admission to UCO and submitted an application for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must reapply yearly. For priority processing consideration, students should have their FAFSA processed and all requested information/documents submitted no later than the listed deadlines.
Students meeting these deadlines, if eligible, should receive an award notification and have funds available by the tuition and fee payment deadline (Friday, prior to the first day of classes).
Students not meeting these deadlines may not have funds available by the tuition and fee payment deadline, therefore a charge of $40.00 may be added as a tuition payment late fee.
If students have any questions about their eligibility for financial aid, or if they need further assistance, they should contact the UCO Student Financial Services Office.
Student Financial Services
Nigh University Center, Room 141