How to Apply for Financial Aid

Fill out your FAFSA Form Today

The 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available now for students wishing to attend OSU Institute of Technology academic school year starting Fall 2023.

The 2023-24 FAFSA will be available until June 30, 2024. Just go to to get started. The 2022-23 FAFSA form will continue to be available until June 30, 2023.


Students/parents have one of three options available to them when filing:

  • Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to pull in their completed 2020 taxes;
  • Using the student’s/parents’ tax information from two years prior to complete their FAFSA financial information section; or
  • Using the “will not file” option under the financial information section of the FAFSA.

Getting Started

Even if you think you would not receive federal grants, or plan to pay on your own, you should apply for aid because many scholarships require an application even if the funder does not use it!

While the primary responsibility of paying for a college education lies with the student and his or her family, we are available to assist you with accessing all financial assistance possible to offset the costs of a college education. All students attending OSUIT are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to remain eligible for financial assistance. Students are required to be familiar with the Financial Aid Standards of Academic Progress.

The key to accessing the greatest amount of available federal, state, and institutional grants and loans is to apply early:

  1. Obtain an FSAID to electronically sign your FAFSA at If you are a dependent student, a parent will need an FSAID as well.
  2. To get started, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is an online process at  Our federal school code is 003172. Complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA if you are attending Fall 2022, Spring 2023 or Summer 2023.
  3. Once our office receives your information, we will notify you if additional information is needed and/or send your award letter via your institutional email.

How to File

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available on October 1 for the upcoming academic year, starting with the fall term.

To begin the financial aid process you will first need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can complete the FAFSA electronically at You will need your previous year's tax information. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to obtain tax return information, if you are eligible. The retrieval tool allows FAFSA applicants and parents the ability to transfer their income information from the IRS to the FAFSA.

As of May 10, 2015, FSAID was implemented, requiring the use of  a user ID and password to log in and complete a FAFSA. The FAFSA website will automatically redirect you and provide additional information to assist you in setting up your new FSAID!

It’s that simple! Many questions about financial aid and the admissions process can be answered by reviewing our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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If at any time you have questions, please feel free to contact our office at 918-293-4684, toll-free at 1-800-722-4471, or