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‘FAFSA Fridays’ helps families complete the FAFSA

Chloe Kukuk, Campus Editor February 7, 2024

Following the recent changes made to and subsequent delays with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Oakland University's Student Financial Services (SFS) is hosting “FAFSA Fridays”...

FAFSA and OU scholarships delayed until December

FAFSA and OU scholarships delayed until December

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief October 11, 2023

Providing financial aid to students in need, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) usually opens on Oct. 1 – but not this year. Through the FAFSA Simplification Act, the 2024-25 FAFSA...

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How to apply for FAFSA

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief October 5, 2022

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — FAFSA season. On Oct. 1, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened up to those who are considering or already pursuing postsecondary...

CRRSAA funds went out sometime around Feb. 12 through direct deposit or a check in the mail.

CRRSAA distributes emergency funds to OU students

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor March 3, 2021

Back in October, Oakland University distributed the CARES Act grant, which was $500 for eligible students. Through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation Act (CRRSAA), students...

Student-employees who get paid through Oakland University for on-campus jobs receive their paychecks form the cashiers office in North Foundation Hall. The student-employee minimum wage will rise from $8.50 to $9.25, effective August 29. 

Student-employee minimum wage increases following maximum hour cut

Paige Brockway, Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2016

“Effective August 29, all current Oakland University student employee minimum wage pay rates will increase from $8.50 to $9.25 per hour,” Director of Financial Aid Cindy Hermsen wrote in an email...

OU officials address federal student loan controversy

By Jake Alsko August 30, 2013

Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi asserted in his August 2013 story, “Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal” that the United States government stands to make an estimated $184 billion over...

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