Grants are based on financial need, and are funds that do not have to be repaid. Students must meet the eligibility requirements to qualify for grants. To apply for all grants, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Federal Pell Grant
Lifetime Limits for the Pell Grant are limited to 12 full time semesters.
The Federal Pell Grant is available only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree or professional degree, and is based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for a Federal Pell Grant. The current maximum Federal Pell Grant for an eligible student is $5,550 per academic year, while the minimum amount is $555 per academic year. It is possible to receive the Pell Grant for enrollment of 3 credit hours or more.
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
The SEOG is for undergraduate students that have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of zero. Funding for the SEOG grant is limited and awarded to early applicants. The maximum SEOG award is $1002 per academic year. To be eligible for SEOG, you must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.
Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG)
The OTAG grant is a state funded grant awarded to undergraduate students who have financial need. OTAG grants are awarded to students who are residents of the state, have an EFC of 1700 or less, are enrolled in at least 6 hours, and meet the OTAG deadline. A student must have completed their FAFSA by March 1 for priority consideration. The maximum OTAG award is $1,000 per academic year. (Note: Deadlines subject to change and are set by the Oklahoma State Regents)
Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $3,964 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.
To qualify for a TEACH Grant, you must:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.FAFSA.ed.gov, although you do not have to demonstrate financial need.
- Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student in a postsecondary educational institution that has chosen to participate in the TEACH Grant Program.
- Be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such coursework. Such coursework may include subject area courses (e.g., math courses for a student who intends to be a math teacher).
- Meet certain academic achievement requirements (generally, scoring above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test or maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25).
- Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.
You may now apply for the TEACH Grant by completing this application (pdf), and submitting it to the Financial Aid Office. You must complete a TEACH Grant application every academic year that you wish to apply for the Grant.
NOTE: TEACH Grants award amounts will be pro-rated based on student enrollment at time of disbursement, see below.
Full Time Enrollment 12+ Hours = Teach award up to 3,708 per academic year.
3/4 Time Enrollment 9 to 11 Hours = Teach award up to 2,781 per academic year.
1/2 Time Enrollment 6 to 8 Hours = Teach award up to 1,854 per academic year.
Less Than 1/2 Time Enrollment 1 to 5 Hours = Teach award up to 927 per academic year.
Graduate Students (5000 Level Courses)
Full Time Enrollment 9+ Hours = Teach award up to 3,708 per academic year.
1/2 Time Enrollment 5 to 8 Hours = Teach award up to 1,854 per academic year.
Less Than 1/2 Time Enrollment 1 to 4 Hours = Teach award up to 927 per academic year.
If you would like to read more about this grant, you can visit the Federal Student Aid Teach Grant.