The Financial Aid Office is committed to providing high-quality service to all students, their families, and the community. As part of that commitment, the office strives to provide information that is accurate, easy to understand and enables students to make decisions regarding educational funding.
2024-25 FAFSA Changes
The FAFSA Simplification Act was passed by Congress in 2020 and represents a significant overhaul of the processes and systems used to award federal student aid. This includes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, the need analysis that determines federal aid eligibility, changes in terminology, and many policies and procedures for schools that participate in federal student aid programs.
The Department of Education opened a "soft launch" of the 2024-2025 FAFSA on December 30th. There have been issues accessing the application for some students and families, leaving them unable to log in or complete it.
As of January 30, 2024 the US Department of Education estimates that they will begin transmitting FAFSA information to schools the first half of March 2024. It is anticipated that students will also be able to make corrections to their FAFSA starting the first half of March. We apologize for the confusing and cumbersome process that has been created by the US Department of Education's changes to the 24-25 FAFSA application. This is a struggle for students, parents, and schools. Once schools are able to receive FAFSA records it will take some time to process these and then notify students and their families of their financial aid package for the upcoming 24-25 award year.
Please try to be patient as we all await further guidance and updates from the US Department of Education. Oregon Tech will post updates here as we receive them.
Financial aid will be disbursed to Oregon Tech student accounts beginning on January 4, 2024 if all Requirements for Aid Year on Web for Student have been completed by the student and processed by the Financial Aid Office. Once funds have been posted to student accounts, refunds will be processed by the Business Office. Any refunded amount will be forwarded for processing with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. through your selected refund preference.
To check the status of your award, log into TECHweb.
Students need to be in at least six (6) credits to receive financial aid, with some types of aid requiring full time enrollment of 12 or more credits.
*If you are at less than full-time status in any term, let the Financial Aid Office know. If your enrollment status is different than what your aid is set for, the release of your aid might be held.
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