Module 4: Financial Aid & Billing

— Week of July 5 —

Events for Students and Parents

Understanding Your Statement + Payment Options

Online Event

Wednesday, July 7 at 6:00 PM ET

Calling all new Petrels and Petrel Parents! Join staff from Admission and Financial Aid to learn all about your Oglethorpe account, viewing your statement, and setting up a payment plan. Director of Financial Aid Chris Summers will be present to discuss loan options and applying for outside funding. We will take your questions live and de-mystify the billing process!

We strongly encourage you to watch our video about how to view your bill and make a payment before attending, as it may answer many of your questions.

Chris Summers, Director of Financial Aid

Small Group Events for Students

Individual Billing & Financial Aid Counseling Appointments

Online or In-Person

If you have questions after reviewing your billing statement, sign up for an appointment with your Admission Counselor! We’ll be happy to walk you and your family members through your bill to make sure you are comfortable with it.

Just email your admission counselor to request a meeting.

Please note: Students who placed their enrollment deposit after May 15 may not have a course schedule or accurate billing statement yet. These items should be available to all students in the coming weeks.

Petrel Pets Social Hour

Online Event

Thursday, July 8 at 6:30 PM

Do you have a pet? Do you like to talk about your pet? So do we! Bring your fluffy, furry, feathery, or scaly friends and join us as we meet one another and introduce our little (or big!) companions!


Action Items

View and Understand your Account Statement (tuition bill)

Your billing statement for the fall semester will be available by July 5 in your OASIS account. Simply log in using your Oglethorpe credentials and under “Financial Information” click “View Account Statement and Registration Activity.” From there, you can continue to our payment center.

Please note: Students who placed their enrollment deposit after May 15 may not have a course schedule or accurate billing statement yet. These items should be available to all students in the coming weeks.

Complete the Financial Aid Acknowledgement Form

Complete the Financial Aid Award Letter Acknowledgement form to accept or reject any scholarships, grants, and/or loans you have been offered. This will ensure your account statement is accurate. You can find the form by logging into your Petrel Portal.

Make payment arrangements

Once you are confident that you understand your billing statement, please pay your bill in full or set up a payment plan. Instructions for both are on the website for OU’s Hub for Enrollment Services. The final deadline to make payment arrangements for the fall 2021 semester is August 13.


Activities

Explore These Videos to further understand billing and payment details:

How to View Your Bill and Make a Payment

View this video for a tutorial on how to access your bill and make a payment through your OASIS account.

Financial Aid Letter Walk-through

Director of Financial Aid Chris Summers walks through a standard financial aid award letter to help inform how to make decisions for your upcoming semester.

A Review of Student Loan Options

Director of Financial Aid Chris Summers, discusses different types of student loans for students who may have unmet financial need.