Financial Assistance & Scholarship

Foundation Scholarships

Each year, numerous scholarships are made available at OCC through private contributions.  OCC-SOS is the College's web-based scholarship application system through AcademicWorks. OCC students must use this site to complete applications for many of our Foundation Scholarships.

OCC-SOS AcademicWorks

PLEASE NOTE:  This software is not compatible with Internet Explorer.  We recommend that you use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.

How to log into OCC-SOS AcademicWorks:

  • Go to OCC-SOS AcademicWorks.  You may also access AcademicWorks via MyOCC.
  • Click the "Sign-In" button.
  • Click on the "Sign-in with your institution" button and login using your OCC login email (username@student.oaklandcc.edu) and OCC password.
  • Complete the OCC-SOS General Application (you must answer all required questions).  Note:  Depending upon your major, you may be asked to complete a Conditional Application, as well. 
  • Once you have completed the General Application, you will be automatically matched with scholarships for which you meet the minimum qualifications.  This doesn't mean that you will be awarded that particular scholarship.
  • When you are notified (via you College email) that you are a candidate for a Foundation Scholarship, you must upload your thank-you letter by the specified deadline date, or you will become ineligible for the scholarship.  Be sure to check your OCC email frequently so you don't miss an opportunity.
  • Sign out of OCC-SOS AcademicWorks.

To view and apply for "Recommended" scholarships in the system:

  • To view the status of your application, click on "My Applications."
  • To view other scholarship opportunities, click on "Opportunities" and hover over "Recommended" or "All."
  • You will have the option to click on "Recommended" or "All" scholarship opportunities.
  • Note:  the "Recommended" scholarships are those opportunities that require more information than what is on your general application; you may apply for these scholarships if you are qualified.  You will be automatically matched to scholarships which are not listed as "Recommended."
  • To apply for "Recommended" scholarships, simply click on the "Apply" button, carefully read the requirements, and follow the instructions to submit your application.

Print instructions: OCC-Student Online Scholarships

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FINANCIAL AID OFFICES

Auburn Hills Campus
2900 Featherstone Road
Room B-227
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
Phone  (248) 341-2240

Orchard Ridge Campus
27055 Orchard Lake Road
Room M-207
Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4579
Phone  (248) 341-2240

Southfield Campus
22322 Rutland Drive
Room A-203
Southfield, MI 48075-4793
Phone  (248) 341-2240

Highland Lakes Campus
7350 Cooley Lake Road
Woodland Hall 260
Waterford, MI 48327-4187
Phone  (248) 341-2240

Royal Oak Campus
739 South Washington
Room  B-127
Royal Oak, MI 48067-3898
Phone  (248) 341-2240