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Deposited Students

If you have paid your enrollment deposit, this page has a bunch of information that you are going to need as you prepared to start your college education in Ottawa, Kansas. If you have any questions along the way, please reach out to your enrollment advisor!

Important Fall 2019 Dates:

  • August 2
    Financial Clearance Deadline (Fall Students)
  • August 22
    New Student Registration
  • August 22-25
    Orientation "Braves Camp"
  • August 26
    Classes Begin

Braves Enrollment

OU offers three unique opportunities for you to complete your enrollment. You only need to attend one enrollment event! We strongly recommend that you attend the Overnight Enrollment or On-Campus Enrollment if you are able. You only have to attend one enrollment event!

Before Your Enrollment

Prior to attending a Be-A-Brave Enrollment event, please follow the tabs above and complete all necessary paperwork – the Math Assessment, Financial Aid Paperwork, Student Registration and Health History Forms, and, if necessary, Student Athlete Requirements. The more you have complete prior to attending the event, the less you have to worry and the more you get to enjoy that this day has come! You are an Ottawa University Brave!

On Campus Enrollment

June 21, 2019

  • Get your course schedule for the fall
  • Meet with an Adawe Advisor about your educational plans.
  • Meet with Financial Clearance Advisor.
  • Get assistance completing registration and enrollment paperwork.
  • Get your student ID photo taken.

Distance Enrollment

TBD

  • Learn more about Ottawa University and get your questions answered.
  • Have a scheduled phone call with an Adawe LifePlan Center advisor.
  • Talk about your educational plans and get your course schedule for the fall.
  • Have a scheduled phone call with a Financial Clearance Advisor.
  • Go over financial aid and your payment options.

These steps may be completed in any order throughout the Distance Enrollment Week:

  • Step I - Get to Know OU

    • A video conference that will cover the portal walk-through registration and enrollment forms, details about housing, online course requirements, orientation (Braves Camp) schedule, important dates, and your enrollment checklist.
       
  • Step II - Financial Clearance
    • Phone or video conversation with a Financial Clearance Advisor to understand costs and set up a financial game plan.
       
  • Step III - Education Plan
    • Phone or video conversation with an Adawe LifePlan Center advisor about your educational plans and get your course schedule for the fall.

Alcohol-Wise and Consent and Respect

Fall 2019 students can start this process after June 15, 2019.

As you may know, Ottawa University has partnered with 3rd Millennium, whose mission is to help students address critical life skills such as alcohol abuse prevention and sexual assault prevention at higher education institutions across the country. Every year more than 1/2 million students complete these courses.

As part of your comprehensive program, Ottawa University requires new first-year students and transfer students with less than 30 credit hours to complete and pass both the Alcohol-Wise and Consent and Respect courses. These online courses will empower you to make well-informed decisions about issues that affect your college years and beyond. These are required courses that must be completed with a passing grade prior to your arrival on campus. You will not be permitted to check into your residence hall, participate in activities or practices and/or begin classes unless your coursework listed above is complete.

 Alcohol-Wise can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours while Consent and Respect can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half. Please plan accordingly. You may log in and out as you take the courses, but it will be challenging to try to complete them at the last minute.

Once you pay your deposit, your account information for 3rd Millennium will be emailed to your OU student email account. If you have questions, please contact us at 785-248-2377.

Transfer students with more than 24 hours are exempt from taking the Alcohol-Wise course.

Accessing the Courses Alcohol-Wise Consent and Respect
You can find this information at:
3rdmil.com/login
 
DEADLINES
Part I is due
PRIOR TO ARRIVAL on CAMPUS
Score 90% or greater to pass.
DEADLINES
Part I is due
PRIOR TO ARRIVAL on CAMPUS

 

Other Important Information:

  • You will need Internet access and audio capabilities.
  • To avoid technical issues, please use any major web browser released within the previous two years.
  • You may take the courses in multiple sittings. Alcohol-Wise can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours while Consent and Respect can take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and half. Please plan accordingly.
  • The courses may include surveys to help personalize your experience and measure your attitudes and behaviors. All survey responses are confidential; the school will only receive information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual students’ answers.

Should you experience problems, technical support is available 24/7 and can be accessed from the “Help” link within the course or call 888-810-7990 or help@3rdmil.com

Our Family Financial Planner is here to assist with your Financial Aid questions. In an effort to make this process easier on our students’ families, students will want to log-in to the MyOttawa portal (myottawa.ottawa.edu—open in a new page) to find what documents still need to be completed. 

Directions for logging into the MyOttawa portal are located in the “MyOttawa News” tab.

Once you log-in, you will want to click

  • “Student”
  • “Financial Information”
  • “View Financial Aid Document Tracking”

There you will find a list of documents that need completion. Please complete ALL items PRIOR to your enrollment event. 

In addition, the Office of Financial Aid may be mailing and/or emailing you with a variety of details regarding your financial aid package. These correspondences are extremely important, so please read them and reply in a prompt manner.

Financial Timeline

Spring 2019 Students

  • October 1, 2018 – FAFSA Opens for submission
  • January 13, 2019 –  Students are required to have a plan in place with the University to finance their college education. This means that all financial aid documents must be completed by that day. In addition, if there is a balance due, the University must be notified of how that will be handled.

Fall 2019 Students

  • October 1, 2018 – FAFSA Opens for submission
  • March 15, 2019 – FAFSA Priority filing deadline
  • June 1, 2019 – 12 month payment plan begins
  • July 1, 2019 – Estimated statement is available and 11 month payment plan begins
  • August 1, 2019 - 10 month payment plan begins
  • August 2, 2019 - Students are required to have a plan in place with the University to finance their college education. This means that all financial aid documents must be completed by that day. In addition, if there is a balance due, the University must be notified of how that will be handled. 

Billing Information

As of July 15, 2019, an estimated statement will be available on the MyOttawa portal. Once housing assignments have been made the most current statement will be available.

Directions for logging into the MyOttawa portal are located in the “MyOttawa Portal” tab.

Once you log-in, you will want to click

  • “Students”
  • “Financial Information”
  • “Course and Fee Statement”
  • “Set Options”
  •  Select Undergraduate, Fall, 2019
  • “Submit Options”

Payment Information

Ottawa University offers students and families several options to assist with any amount due after financial aid has been applied. Those options include:

  • In person Check / Cash / Credit Card payment
  • Online payment through the MyOttawa portal:

Directions for logging into the MyOttawa portal are located in the “MyOttawa Portal” tab.

  • Once you log-in, you will want to click
    • “Students”
    • “Financial Information”
    • “Course and Fee Statement”
    • “Set Options”
    • "Select Undergraduate, your start term, and start year"
    • “Submit Options”
    • At the bottom of the Course and Fee statement select “Make online credit card payment” or “Make online check payment”
  • Interest Free Payment Plan through Tuition Management Systems (www.afford.com/ottawa)
    • 12 month payment plans begin June 1, and payments conclude on May 1
      • Even if it is after June 1, it is NOT too late to sign up for your payments to begin in June. Remember that each subsequent payment is due on the first day of the month.
    • 11 month payment plans begin on July 1 and payments conclude on May 1
    • 10 month payment plans begin on August 1 and payments conclude on May 1
  • Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
  • Alternative Education Loans

For details, click here.

FAFSA Information

This is the application that allows you to receive federal student aid for the upcoming school year.

The priority deadline to file the FAFSA is March 15; however, we encourage you to file right away. There are types of federal student aid that are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Also, you can use last year’s tax data if you have not yet filed your 2017 taxes.

In order to submit the FAFSA Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. 

If you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID if you want to sign your student's FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one student attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Please note: Each FSA ID user must have a unique e-mail address.

You can create your FSA ID here.

IRS DATA RETRIEVAL

If eligible we encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. This tool allows students and parents to access the IRS tax return information needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and transfer the data directly into their FAFSA from the IRS website.

While not required, if you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, we highly recommend using the tool for several reasons:It’s the easiest way to provide your tax return information.
It’s the best way of ensuring that your FAFSA has accurate tax return information.
It may eliminate the need to provide additional documentation to your college.If you are ineligible or otherwise choose not to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to retrieve your tax return information, OU may require you or your parents’ (if you are a dependent student) IRS tax return transcript.

FAFSA

The FAFSA can be submitted here. When submitting the FAFSA you will need the Ottawa University Federal School Code which is: 001937. For students starting with OU in the spring of 2019, you should file the 2018-19 FAFSA and fall of 2019, you should file a 2019-20 FAFSA.

FAFSA Help

You can find more information about federal student aid at www.studentaid.ed.gov. Should you have any questions, please contact David Tyner at 785-248-2376 or david.tyner@ottawa.edu

Returning students with questions, please contact Ottawa U's Financial Aid Office at department at 800-755-5200, #4 or finaid@ottawa.edu.

Within this section, you will find a variety of forms necessary for enrollment at Ottawa University. 

Be-A-Brave Enrollment Registration

Please use this form to register for your enrollment date and list your schedule and course preferences. You will receive your schedule of classes during your enrollment event!

Pre-enrollment Forms

Click on the links below to view and complete these forms. We encourage you to complete these forms prior to attending a Be-A-Brave Enrollment event in order to expedite the enrollment process. 

Student Registration Form
Health History Form
 

 If you have any questions, please contact your Enrollment Advisor or the Office of Admissions at 800-755-5200, #2 or by email at admiss@ottawa.edu.

Can I live off campus?
Any full-time student who meets one of the following criteria may apply to live off campus.

  • Married (verification may be requested).
  • Has dependent children as defined by Federal Regulations.
  • Is 21 years of age by August 31 (fall semester approval) and January 31 (spring semester approval).
  • Will be classified a senior (92+ credit hours) by August 31 (fall) or January 31 (spring). Applications will be considered pending until status is verified.
  • Plans to live with a parent and/or legal guardian within a one-hour drive of Ottawa University. Verification must be on file. PLEASE NOTE:  If a student does not meet the age requirement or does not have senior status, the student's institutional aid will be reduced.
  • Current Ottawa University Off Campus Student (lived off campus previous year with no restrictions).
  • Special Circumstance (Applications will be considered pending until status is approved/denied).

Who is my roommate?

Housing assignments can be found on the MyOttawa portal and will be available July 15, 2019 after 5 p.m. Housing assignments will not be mailed so please check your MyOttawa portal in July.

Directions for logging into the MyOttawa portal are located in the “MyOttawa News” tab.

Once you log-in, you will want to click

  • “Students”
  • “Student Affairs”
  • "Click Here - Student Affairs Resources!"
  • "Residence Life"
 

Transcripts 

It is important that the University has all of your official transcripts on file prior to beginning courses at Ottawa University. This includes high school and college transcripts.

Transcripts should be mailed from the school directly to Ottawa University at the following address:

Ottawa University
Attn: Admissions Office
1001 South Cedar Street
Ottawa, KS  66067

If you have questions regarding the receipt of your official transcripts, please contact the Office of Admission at 800-755-5200, #2.

New students must have a sports physical completed by an MD or DO only. Physicals must be completed after April 1, 2019, to be valid for the 2019-20 academic year, and after April 1, 2020, to be valid for the 2020-2021 academic year.

All athletes need to complete the Newcomer or Returning Athlete Procedures listed below for clearance to participate in the 2019-20 year. These procedures can also be found under Inside Athletics and Sports Medicine Forms.

If you have questions, please contact Head Athletic Trainer Jennifer Raybern at 785-248-2627 or jennifer.raybern@ottawa.edu.

New Student Registration will take place in August. This is mandatory for ALL (First Year and Transfer) incoming students.

During New Student Registration students will confirm that all paperwork is completed and confirm financial clearance.

Once a student is financially clear, they will receive a "Go Pass" which will allow them to move into the residence halls. All students must be financially clear BEFORE they will be allowed to move into the residence halls, begin classes or participate/practice in activities/athletics.

Braves Camp

Following New Student Registration will be a mandatory Orientation Braves Camp program. This is mandatory for ALL (First Year and Transfer) incoming students. Events will run from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. most days.

This fun multi-day Braves Camp will welcome new and transfer students to life at Ottawa University. This is the time of years that the Ottawa University family grows – through the addition of new students, like yourself!

The days will be fun-filled with lots of activities and opportunities to meet fellow students, become familiar with the campus, as well as meet the faculty and staff who will be active in your college experience. We encourage you to get involved, ask questions, make friends, and dive into all that’s available.

The MyOttawa portal is an important asset for our students and is your primary source for information as you begin your college career as an Ottawa University Brave.

How do I sign in?

  • Go to myottawa.ottawa.edu
  • Username: Your Student ID # (Your ID number is printed on most documents you receive from Ottawa University)
  • Your password for your email, Blackboard and MyOttawa will always be identical. Follow the steps below to retrieve/reset your password.
    • Check your personal email for a message from Ottawa University regarding your OU student email and password. We encourage you to reset your password to be something you can easily recall.
    • Go to www.ottawa.edu/MyPass
    • Login with your OU Student ID and setup your security questions.
    • Once this is complete, you may reset your current password.
  • What if I did not receive or have lost my initial email regarding my password?
    • Contact your Enrollment Advisor for a duplicate password to be sent.

What can I find on MyOttawa?

  • Class schedule
  • Missing financial aid documents
  • Housing assignments
  • On Campus Jobs
  • Course and Fee Statement
  • So much more

Student Email
Another important element that you will find on MyOttawa is a link to your student email. This email account has been established for you and is yours to keep—even after you graduate from Ottawa University.

This will be one of the venues for communication with the University—professors, financial aid, the business office, and much more. Check it regularly to stay up to date on happenings around campus.

Your student email address is typically firstname.lastname@student.ottawa.edu. 

  • Your password for your email, Blackboard and MyOttawa will always be identical. Follow the steps below to retrieve/reset your password.
    • Check your personal email for a message from Ottawa University regarding your OU student email and password. We encourage you to reset your password to be something you can easily recall.
    • Go to www.ottawa.edu/MyPass
    • Login with your OU Student ID and setup your security questions.
    • Once this is complete, you may reset your current password.

To access your student email, go to the MyOttawa portal.

E2campus
This is also the place where you can sign up for the E2campus alert system. This system is used to notify you of important and emergency announcements. This service is available through email and text. To sign up for E2campus you will need to sign into your MyOttawa portal.

Directions for logging into the MyOttawa portal are listed above.

Once you log-in, scroll to the bottom of the page. You will see “Get the Message”. Click on “create an account” and follow the prompts. Once you have created an account you will receive a verification code via text. You will need to type it into the verification box on the website. Once this is completed you are set up to receive notifications.

Blackboard
Another important element that you will find on MyOttawa is a link to Blackboard. This is an online tool that you will use to take your math assessment. In addition, it will be used in many classes. This online platform will allow you to upload assignments, take online quizzes, check your grades, view resources and much more. 

October 1

  • FAFSA opens for submission

February 1

  • University forms open for submission

March 15

  • FAFSA Priority filing deadline

April 1

  • New student athletes must have a sports physical completed by an MD or DO only. Physicals must be completed after April 1, 2019, to be valid for the 2019-20 academic year.

June 1

  • 12 month payment plan begins
  • Have your official High School and/or college transcripts sent to Ottawa University

June 15

  • AlcoholEdu and Haven opens for submission

July 1

  • Housing assignments will be available on the MyOttawa portal after 5 p.m.
  • Estimated course and fee statement is available
  • 11 month payment plan begins

August 1

  • 10 month payment plan begins
  • All athletes need to complete the Newcomer Athlete Procedures by August 1, 2019, for clearance to participate in the 2019-20 year.

August 2

  • Students are required to have a plan in place with the University to finance their college education. This means that all financial aid documents must be completed by that day. In addition, if there is a balance due, the University must be notified of how that will be handled.

August - 8​

  • Fall Student-Athlete Move-in (NEW football players)

August - 9

  • Fall Student-Athlete Move-in (men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball players)

August ​21, 2019

  • New Student Registration will take place. This is mandatory for all incoming (First Year & Transfer) students.

August ​21-25, 2019

  • Braves Camp Orientation Program. All students are required to attend. Events will run from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. most days.

August ​26, 2019

  • First Day of Classes
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