Courts have issued orders blocking the Biden-Harris Administration student debt relief plan as of 11-12-2022. For the most up to date information please visit Federal Student Aid’s (FSA) website: https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/debt-relief-info
Office of Financial Aid Hours:
February 1-3, 2023 - The Office of Financial Aid will be available by phone and email only from 10am to 4pm. We will not be available in person those days.
In-person - 1:00pm to 4:00pm Monday to Friday - Kerr Admin 218 || Phone - 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday - 541-737-2241 || Email - anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or your family have experienced a major financial change, a Special Conditions Appeal (SCA) might be beneficial. In certain cases, this appeal can be used by undergraduate students to recalculate eligibility for the Ford Direct Subsidized loan and Pell Grant. Institutional aid may be reduced based on the appeal changing the FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and increased eligibility for federal aid.
At OSU we accept appeals for major changes in income that were outside the control of the student or family. This may include loss of employment, change in marital status, loss of one-time income, or significant out-of-pocket expenses for necessary medical treatments. We are not able to accept appeals for things such as non-medical debt, the cost of private school tuition, or having a higher-than-average cost of living.
At OSU, the SCA process starts with the completion of our online Preliminary Review Survey. Please do not submit any 22-23 appeal statements or documentation until after your survey has been reviewed and the required information has been requested by the OSU Office of Financial Aid.
For the 22-23 year we will accept SCA Preliminary Review Surveys for enrolled students up until 4/21/23 and we will accept appeal documents until 4/28/23. Below are the priority deadlines that may impact institutional aid awarding:
New on-campus students (does not include Ecampus) must complete the Special Conditions Preliminary Review Survey between 6/1/22 and 6/30/22 to be considered for additional institutional and federal funding. Surveys received between 7/1/22 and 4/21/23 will be reviewed for increased federal aid eligibility only.
Returning students and Ecampus students are not considered for new institutional aid awards with a Special Conditions Appeal. In cases where institutional funding was received in a prior year and lost due to an EFC increase, students may appeal to have the prior year amounts restored for the current year. Returning students must be currently enrolled and complete the Special Conditions Preliminary Review Survey by 4/21/23 to be considered for institutional aid restoration.
Once we have reviewed your special conditions preliminary review survey, we will email a response to the email listed on that survey. All requested documents and completed forms are due within 45 days of the date our office emails you the appeal forms. We will accept appeals for currently enrolled students up until 4/28/23 but the 45 days deadline must be met to receive maximum consideration for aid. Eligibility and required documents may change if the documents are not received within 45 days.