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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 Bachelor's Degree.
     
  • Supplemental 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 Degree.
     
  • Oklahoma 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.
     
  • Student 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.
     
  • Part-time 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 need.
     
  • 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.



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