At O’More College of Design, we go to extraordinary lengths to ensure that your college education is not only a truly unparalleled experience, but that it is also an affordable one. Each student has the opportunity to work one-on-one with our financial advisory team to gain the full assistance you need and deserve.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit institution, our goal is to ensure that no student is denied, because of financial need, the opportunity to pursue his or her vocational passion. O’More students received $1.4 million in various grants and scholarships during the last academic year. Nearly 60 percent of those dollars were awarded by the college as institutional scholarships or grants.
The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) administers the student financial aid program for the college. We carry out this mission under the oversight of, and within the regulations set by, the state and federal governments. All financial aid is awarded without regard to race, ethnic origin, gender, or age.
The aid available to you at O’More College falls into two broad categories: merit-based and need-based. Funds for both categories come from the school itself, the federal government, and the state of Tennessee. Most state and federal funding is need-based, whereas the school offers both types. The primary items necessary to apply for most assistance are a) the application for admission to the college [along with the required supporting documents] and b) the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The general steps for applying and receiving aid are as follows.
- As soon as possible before your planned enrollment date, submit an application for admission to O’More College and send all required supporting documents.
- Submit the FAFSA online as early in the calendar year as possible and list O’More College (#014663) as a recipient of your aid report.
- At the time of your acceptance to O’More College (or soon after if you apply for a Departmental Scholarship), OSFA will determine whether you receive institutional merit aid. OSFA then will evaluate your FAFSA report, package your institutional aid with your governmental aid, and send you an official Funding Notification Award letter, which lists and describes all the assistance for which you are eligible.
- Mark on the Funding Notification the funds you want and return it to us signed and dated.
- Finally, with advice and guidance from OSFA, follow instructions in the Funding Notification for acquiring your funding. Respond promptly to our requests for information, and call our office with your questions. We want to help make this process smooth and rewarding, so contact us anytime you need more information.
If you have questions about financial assistance in general or want details about your specific situation, contact:
Director of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)
888.662.1970 x 238
615.794.4254 x 238
Financial Assistance Advisor
888.662.1970 x 294
615.794.4254 x 294