How Do I Apply for Financial Aid?
Step 1. Apply for admission / scholarships:
When you apply for admission to The University of Tulsa, you are automatically considered for scholarships.
- When should I apply to The University of Tulsa?
- Applications open in July. The priority scholarship application deadline is January 15. Apply as early as possible to be considered for the best scholarship opportunities.
Step 2. Apply for federal / state financial aid:
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA for the following academic year opens on October 1. Complete it as soon as possible on or after that date. The University of Tulsa’s school code is 003185.
Only an official FAFSA can be used to calculate eligibility for aid. An official FAFSA must include:
- All signature requirements satisfied (including parent signatures, if needed)
- An official Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
- All required questions completed (no blanks or incomplete answers).
Tips for filling out your FAFSA:
- We suggest you temporarily allow pop-ups when using the FAFSA website (or if your browser has the option, select “always allow from this site”).
- Create an FSA ID. You and your parent (if you are a dependent student) will need a U.S. Department of Education FSA ID to sign your FAFSA electronically. This FSA ID will also be used to electronically sign Master Promissory Notes, should you apply for student loans. Protect this ID just as you would your social security number.
- You must be admitted as a degree-seeking student at The University of Tulsa to be eligible to receive aid.
- If possible, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to input your tax information.
- Be sure to list The University of Tulsa on your FAFSA using our school code: 003185.
When should I apply?
- The FAFSA application opens October 1 for the following academic year. We encourage you to complete your application and send required documents as soon as possible.
- Why should you apply so early?
- The University of Tulsa receives limited funding for the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) and Federal Work-Study (FWS). Funding for state grants, including the Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG) is limited and earliest applicants receive priority for funds and is awarded on a first come, first serve basis until the funds are depleted.
What happens next?
- You will receive confirmation from the U.S. Department of Education that you have completed the FAFSA. Be sure to review the information you submitted and make any corrections as needed.
- The University of Tulsa Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions
- Financial aid information from the U.S. Department of Education
- Financial aid information from the Oklahoma College Assistance Program (OCAP)