Cost & Financial Aid

OCC offers low tuition rates while still providing the same high-quality education available at other colleges and universities. The affordability of an OCC education is apparent when compared with the tuition costs at other metro Detroit schools over a two-year period.

Note

Guest students (students from another college) are not eligible for financial aid.

The OCC Financial Aid Checklist has ten (10) steps providing information to future, as well as current students, a high level of direction in regard to financial aid and affiliated topics. Before you get started, take some time and review the very important information below.

Additional Financial Aid Information

In the sections below, will find additional information regarding financial aid adjustments, satisfactory academic progress (SAP), tuition incentive program (TIP), and work studies.

What do I do if I need to speak with someone in Financial Aid?

 
  • All campus locations have the same access to student information.  If you contact an OCC Financial Aid office via phone, all calls go into one queue and the first available person will answer the phone to assist you.
  • In order to protect student information, if you go in person you must have a valid form of picture ID (State of Michigan Driver’s License/State of Michigan ID/Raider One Card with picture).
  • If you call requesting information, be prepared to answer a series of security questions in order for the phone representative to establish your identity.
  • More information on specific Financial Aid questions can be found here.
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Financial Aid Award Adjustment
  • If you want to make an adjustment (increase/decrease a student loan, re-award a previously canceled award, request work study, or cancel financial aid) during the academic year of your financial aid, contact an OCC Financial Aid Office and request a Financial Aid Award Adjustment Form to complete.
  • Login to MyOCC to review rejection or decrease of your loan.
Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) from the State of Michigan
  • Oakland Community College is a Phase One only participant institution.
  • To activate your TIP, fax a copy of the following to (248) 232-4349:
      • High School Diploma or GED
      • Michigan Driver's License/ID or Birth Certificate
      • TIP award letter
  • More information
Work Study
  • Federal Work Study provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
    Note: It is available to full-time or part-time undergraduate students at Oakland Community College.
  • Make sure you indicate on your FASFA that you want Work Study, and complete a Student Employment form (JP11).

 

Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Federal regulations require a student to work toward the completion of a degree or certificate when receiving financial aid.
  • If you are receiving financial aid to pay for your education, Oakland Community College's policy on academic standing is: a course completion rate of 67% and GPA of at least 2.0.
    Note: For complete information on eligibility, please read through the OCC Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) document.
  • Completion rate is very important. If you are having trouble with a specific course and thinking about dropping the course, call the Financial Aid office to discuss the outcome of a dropped or failed course.
  • OCC offers tutoring services at no charge, for more information contact the Academic Support Center (ASC). Students requiring special accommodations and/or services, contact any OCC ACCESS office.
How do I manage my student loans?

 

What You Need to Use These Services

  • Valid form of picture ID
    • State of Michigan Driver’s License
    • State of Michigan ID
    • Raider One Card with picture

If you call requesting information, be prepared to answer a series of security questions in order for the phone representative to establish your identity. If any of the required information cannot be provided, we will be unable to provide services over the telephone.

Contact Us

Financial Aid - Online Learning Students
2900 Featherstone Road
Building B, Room 227
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
Phone  (248) 341-2240
Fax (248) 232-4349

Financial Aid - Auburn Hills
2900 Featherstone Road
Building B, Room 227
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
Phone  (248) 341-2240
Fax (248) 232-4349

Financial Aid - Highland Lakes
7350 Cooley Lake Road
Building Woodland Hall, Room 260
Waterford, MI 48327-4187
Phone  (248) 341-2240
Fax (248) 942-3044

Financial Aid - Orchard Ridge
27055 Orchard Lake Road
Building M, Room 207
Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4579
Phone  (248) 341-2240
Fax (248) 522-3444

Financial Aid - Royal Oak
739 South Washington
Building B, Room  157
Royal Oak, MI 48067-3898
Phone  (248) 341-2240
Fax (248) 246-2444

Financial Aid - Southfield
22322 Rutland Drive
Building SF, Room 272
Southfield, MI 48075-4793
Phone  (248) 341-2240
Fax (248) 233-2945

Financial Aid Office Hours
Monday through Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday - Closed