Federal Pell Grant
This grant is the foundation of federal financial aid and provides aid to low-income undergraduate students with the greatest demonstrated need. Apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In the 2018-2019 school year, Federal Pell Grant maximum is $6,095.
Changes to the Federal Pell Grant Starting the 2012-2013 Award Year
The Department of Education has implemented Year-Round Pell. This means a student will now be eligible for 150% of a pell award in a single academic year. In the past a student would be eligible for 100% during a single year. With Year-Round Pell a student can receive their full pell award for an additional (Summer) term.
The additional pell is only available to students who are enrolled in at least 6 credit hours (half-time). Pell funds may be available for students enrolled in less than 6 hours for the Summer term only if they have not used 100% of their pell award in the Fall and Spring terms.
In order to be awarded Summer financial aid, students must turn in the Summer Financial Aid Application to the financial aid office. This form can be found here under optional documents.
*Note: The lifetime eligibility usage for pell is 600%. In the past the 600% would equal to 6 years of pell grant eligibility. With year-round pell, the 600% eligibility can be exhausted in 4 years if a student chooses to use full-time pell awards for three terms (Fall, Spring, and Summer) every academic year.*
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
This grant provides need-based aid to help low-income undergraduate students with exceptional need. Funding is limited and priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFC). Apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students receiving SEOG are allowed up to $1000 for the academic year as funds are available.
Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG)
This grant is a need-based grant program for Oklahoma residents who attend an eligible college, university, or career technology center in Oklahoma. Apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15, 2018 to be eligible for the 18-19 academic year and by January 15, 2019 to be eligible for the 19-20 academic year. Awards are approved for full-time or part-time undergraduate students. This grant is funded by the Oklahoma State Regents.