How to Apply for Financial Aid

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

The 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available now for students wishing to attend OSU Institute of Technology academic school year starting Fall 2024.

The 2024-25 FAFSA will be available until June 30, 2025. Visit to get started. The 2023-24 FAFSA until June 30, 2024.

Changes 2024-25 FAFSA Program

The 2024–25 FAFSA form expands eligibility for federal student aid, including Pell Grants, and provides a streamlined user experience. 610,000 new students from low-income backgrounds will be eligible to receive Federal Pell Grants due to updates to student aid calculations. Plus, applicants will be able to skip as many as 26 questions, depending on their individual circumstances. Some applicants could answer as few as 18 questions, which could take less than 10 minutes. 


Students/parents have the following options available to them when filing:

  • Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to pull in their completed 2021 taxes;
  • Using the student’s/parents’ tax information from two years prior to complete their FAFSA financial information section

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 2023-2024 FAFSA if you are attending Fall 2023, Spring 2024 or Summer 2024.
  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.

FAFSA Tutorial Videos





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