Applying For Federal Financial Aid

Apply for admission to College of the Ouachitas and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our Federal Student Code is 009976.

The paper version of the FAFSA is available from the Student Financial Aid Office or your high school guidance counselor. The FAFSA Application is also available in electronic form via the Internet to encourage students to transmit their application over the Internet. The web address for this site is http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Students should apply for all aid types every year around February 15 to ensure they will not miss any deadlines for federal aid or College of the Ouachitas scholarships. Actual deadlines fall between March 1 and July 1, but applications should be mailed by March 1 for priority consideration for all programs. Student Aid Reports will be sent to the applicant by the Federal Processor four to five weeks after the student submits the FAFSA. Applicants should review these forms very carefully! The Student Financial Aid/Scholarship Office will send the applicant notification if additional documents are needed. Turn in all documents that are requested to the Student Financial Aid/Scholarship Office in order for the file to be reviewed as soon as possible. Keep in mind that it can take up to six weeks for the review process in our office AFTER your file is complete. So be sure to send all requested documents promptly.

Once a file is complete, it will be reviewed by the financial aid officer who will package the financial aid award. The award will be based on the information that was provided on the FAFSA. An award letter will be mailed to the applicant.

The Financial Aid Office is available to assist with financial aid counseling, general information about financial resources, and application procedures. Questions should be directed to:

College of the Ouachitas, ATTN: Office of Financial Aid
One College Circle, Malvern, AR 72104
(501) 337-5000 or (800) 337-0266
E-mail: financialaid@coto.edu