Award Notification

What to expect

After you complete the FAFSA

  • If you included a valid email address with your FAFSA, you should be notified within 3 to 5 days with instructions on how to access an online copy of your student aid report (SAR).
  • If they do not have an email address for you, you will receive a copy of the SAR in the mail within 7 to 10 days.
  • If you listed Oglethorpe University in your FAFSA, we will receive the SAR electronically as soon as it is processed.

If your financial circumstances have changed since you filed the FAFSA

  • If you have had changes in your family income or had unusual expenses after filing the FAFSA, please notify financial aid staff in the Hub.

Notification of financial aid awards

If you have been accepted to OU and financial aid application is complete, we will prepare a financial aid award package for you. This is a statement of the aid (federal, institutional, state, etc.) being offered to you for study at Oglethorpe.

For new students, financial aid is awarded beginning March 1st and typically arrives at a student’s home address within the first two weeks of March.

For returning students, financial aid is awarded shortly after commencement in May. Returning students are typically notified of their award letters via email, and the award letters are viewable online through Oasis.

Understanding Your Financial Aid Offer (playlist)