Oklahoma Panhandle State University
OPSU makes every effort to make higher education affordable to all students. Once a student's financial need has been established, there are several ways in which the University can help.
All financial aid paperwork should be completed at least six weeks prior to the beginning of each semester. All correspondence from this office will be utilized through your student email account. It is your responsibility to check this account.
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Message From the Financial Aid Office
As the new year approaches and financial aid applications are pouring in for the 12-13 school year, I want to remind students that this is not an overnight process. Once you have filled out your FAFSA application at www.fafsa.ed.gov, you will receive a confirmation from FAFSA that your application has been submitted and they will provide you with an estimate of what financial aid you might receive. Please remember that this is just an ESTMIATE. The financial aid office at OPSU will not receive your application for approximately 24-48 hours. We will then start the process to determine exactly how much you qualify for. Expect this process to take up to 3 weeks if your paperwork is filled out correctly and no corrections are required.
We will correspond with you through your student email and your personal email. So please check your email periodically for communication from us. Students are selected at random from, the federal government, to verify their income reported on their FAFSA Application. When we receive your application we are notified of that request and at that time we will request you and your parents 2011 tax return from you. Depending on how quickly you return that information will also determine how long it takes to process your application.
Please call us anytime with questions but also be patient. It is not an overnight process.
Important information regarding athletics, security, drug and alcohol policies and graduation rates:
Athletic Participation and Graduation Rates - Retained in the office of the Faculty Athletics Representative, Dr. Kathy Turner Hamilton Hall 301.
Campus Security Report is retained in the office of the Director Student Services Sewell-Loofbourrow 101.
Drug & Alcohol Use and Abuse is published in the OPSU Student Handbook and the office of the Director, Counseling HMH 141
Assistance for OPSU Students Includes
Student Employment through the Federal Work Study Program
Student Employment through the University
Internal or Privately Funded Scholarships
Oklahoma Tuition Aid
Indian Tribal Grants
Federal Pell Grants
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants
Federal Perkins Loans
Direct Student Loan Programs