Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Oregon Tech recommends that all students apply for financial aid. The form is very easy to use and free. Even if you only qualify for a student loan to help fund your education, this is where you start.

Remember, you must file for financial aid annually. The 2020-2021 FAFSA opened October 1, 2020. The 2021-2022 FAFSA will open October 1, 2021. Be sure to file as soon as possible. Check out this tutorial for FAFSA help.

Apply Online!
FAFSA on the Web:

Make sure you have a FSA ID and Password for yourself and/or parents at

Tips for Filing

  • FAFSA is FREE, don't pay for it.
  • Make sure you list Oregon Tech (003211) as a school choice.
  • Remember to double check all of your information before submitting to avoid mistakes and delay.
  • Remember to electronically sign your FAFSA with your/and your parents FSA ID and Password.
  • Make sure you get the confirmation screen with a confirmation number—this should be the last thing you see before you log off.
  • Make sure you have a copy of the confirmation number and DRN.

Unusual Student Circumstances

This link from NASFAA has a helpful tip sheet for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students.

Understanding the FAFSA