Next Steps

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Financial Aid Next Steps

Financial aid offers for newly admitted students will be available on DuckWeb for eligible students beginning at the end of March.* Continuing students will receive their financial aid offers on DuckWeb at the end of spring term.

Follow these steps to ensure your financial aid is set up prior to the school year.

1) Review Your Offer

You will receive an email once your financial aid offer is ready to view on DuckWeb. Your financial aid offer will outline the types and amounts of financial aid for which you are eligible during the academic year.

2) Accept Your Aid

We assume you want to accept all grants and scholarships so they are "accepted" by default. Work-study and loans are offered as "pending" and require you to accept them. Accept your aid and apply for loans (if applicable) by September 1 (August 1 for Law students)

3) Complete Your Requirements

Review your outstanding requirement(s) on DuckWeb. Your financial aid cannot be released until you have satisfied all outstanding requirements. Complete your requirements within 30 days of notification

4) Report Additional Resources

As a recipient of financial aid, you are required to report all educational resources, like outside scholarships, to the UO.

5) Create a Financial Aid Budget

Make a plan to pay your direct charges (tuition and fees along with on-campus housing) and your estimated other expenses.

6) Meet with a Financial Aid Counselor

Have questions about understanding your aid types and how to pay for school?

*FAFSA Update: While the 2024–25 FAFSA has been available since early January, no FAFSAs have been processed by the U.S. Department of Education or sent to schools yet (including the University of Oregon). This may impact the typical time frame for financial aid offers, as the UO generally receives FAFSA data much sooner than this. Once a student’s FAFSA data is received by the UO, the student will receive a confirmation email that will provide an update on the expected time frame for financial aid offers.

Additional Resources

Watch this YouTube playlist to learn more about your financial aid offer, or use one of these buttons to find more resources as you make your college decision.