Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Applying for Financial Aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Save Time and Reduce Errors—File the FAFSA Electronically

It's faster and easier to file the FAFSA electronically on the Internet. Students who apply using FAFSA-on-the-Web get results 7 to 14 days faster and make fewer mistakes than those who mail in the form.

First, Get a PIN:

The PIN, issued from the U.S. Department of Education, allows you to electronically sign the FAFSA instead of printing and mailing a signature page. You are not required to have a PIN to complete the FAFSA-on-the-Web; however, using a PIN can reduce the processing time of your application. To allow parent(s) to electronically sign the FAFSA, we encourage parents to obtain their own PIN from the U.S. Department of Education.

To protect the privacy of student and parent information, only the federal processor can send the PIN to you. The number is not available to financial aid offices. To request a PIN, go to www.pin.ed.gov.

Then, File the FAFSA via the Web:

By filing the FAFSA electronically, you have the advantage of catching common errors before you submit the application. Plus, the sooner you have a correct application on file, the sooner we can make an award to you.

By using both student and parent (if required) PINs when applying, you avoid the delays of printing, signing and mailing the required signature page(s). You can access FAFSA-on-the-Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov.


After OSU receives your FAFSA information from the processor, you may receive a request for documents to verify information you reported. No offer of federal assistance can be made until the information is verified. The earlier you respond, the earlier you will receive notification of eligibility for financial aid.

Your Award Offer

You will log onto the Student Information System (SIS) to accept your award. To use this option go to http://prodosu.okstate.edu. Log in and under the Financial Aid section, select “Accept/Decline Awards.” (New to OSU? Before accessing the SIS, you must first activate your O-Key account at www.okey.okstate.edu.)

Awards not accepted by the deadline may be cancelled.

If you receive aid from a non-university source, such as a scholarship program, you must immediately notify the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education will notify you and OSU if you are awarded the Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG).

If you are applying for tribal or vocational rehabilitation grants, you should contact that agency for details.

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