Student Financial Services
Types of Assistance
Because we believe we offer you an education like no other, Oklahoma
City University will do all we can to help you cover your costs. We'll
take your academic talents, personal qualities, and/or financial need
into consideration when determining eligibility for financial assistance.
Every year, nearly 85 percent of Oklahoma City University students receive
financial assistance in many different forms:
- Pell Grants are awarded by the federal government to those students who
are found eligible after completing The Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA). A Pell Grant is applied directly to your student
account and does not have to be repaid. The amount is determined according
to eligibility and the number of hours in which you enroll. Pell Grants
are not available to students who have already completed their first
Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) are federal grants administered
by the University. The SEOG is applied directly to your student account
and does not have to be repaid. Students who complete the FAFSA by March
1st and who are eligible for a Pell Grant have first priority for the
SEOG. Eligibility is determined by the results of the FAFSA. The amount
is subject to change based on availability of funds. SEOG Grants are
not available to students who have already completed your first Bachelor's
Tuition Aid Grants (OTAG) are grants awarded by the State of Oklahoma.
Eligibility is determined by the results of the FAFSA and by the OTAG
residency requirements. OTAG is applied directly to the student's account
and does not have to be repaid. Students must complete and submit
the FAFSA by April 30 to be considered for OTAG. The amount is subject
to change based on the availability of funds. OTAG Grants are not available
to students who have already completed their first bachelor's degree.
Loans (Stafford and Perkins) and parent loans (PLUS) are funds provided
by the federal government, which must be repaid. Different types of
student loans may be available, depending on your eligibility for each.
campus employment opportunities are available to help you cover
your expenses through the Human Resources Office.
- The Distinguished Scholarships and Internship Office at OCU can provide information about national scholarships and internships as well as Oklahoma scholarship opportunities. Dr. Abigail Keegan, the coordinator, offers advice to students on scholarship and intern preparation and assists students throughout the application processes.
- Oklahoma City University Scholarships are awarded by the University and do not have to be repaid. Your application
for admission serves as your application for merit-based aid. Just indicate
on your application for admission the types of scholarships for which
you would like to be considered. We will use your FAFSA to determine
eligibility for scholarships that are awarded on the basis of financial
- Endowed Scholarships are available
from a variety of private sources and awarded based on many factors
such as membership in the United Methodist Church, athletics, academics,
leadership skills, career goals, and financial need. They do not have
to be repaid. We will use your FAFSA to determine eligibility for scholarships
that are awarded on the basis of financial need.
- Graduate assistantships and graduate
scholarships are available for graduate students who are enrolled
in at least nine credit hours at Oklahoma City University, or six credit
hours in the accelerated M.B.A. program. Contact financial aid for more information.
To apply for Federal Pell grants, SEOG, OTAG, Student loans, and need-based
scholarships, please complete and submit the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) by going online to www.fafsa.ed.gov.