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Filing the FAFSA

Now that the Fall semester is winding down, it's important to start focusing on the next step in the university planning process: filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.)     Read more ›


Upcoming 2014 Financial Aid Deadlines

Beginning in January, there are some important financial aid deadlines you need to know. At Oklahoma City University, we'll help keep you on track to funding your child's education.     Read more ›


 

Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

More than 90% of our students receive financial aid. In addition to filing the FAFSA, it is important to apply for as many scholarships as possible. We offer the following scholarships to our students (many of which are for full-tuition). The holiday break is a great time for your student to work on their scholarship essays. You don't want to miss this opportunity.     Read more ›


Honors Program at Oklahoma City University

The Honors Program at Oklahoma City University is open to academically talented and motivated students enrolled in any of OCU’s undergraduate programs. Admission to the University Honors Program is separate from admission to the university. First year students entering Oklahoma City University are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following criteria: a) composite ACT of 27 or higher; b) combined SAT of 1210 or higher. Qualified students must submit an application and write two essays selected from a list of three.
Deadline is March 24th!
Learn More and Apply Here ›

 

 

Have questions about financial aid
at Oklahoma City University?

Oklahoma City University does everything we can to help you cover your costs. We're committed to helping students become who they want to be. That's why we do all we can to ease your mind about expenses, so you can focus on choosing a college based on the most important issue – what it offers you academically – not based on what it costs.
Oklahoma City University has teamed up with faTV to bring you a series of short videos focusing on what you need to know about financial aid. Watch here or visit www.okcu.edu/financialaid/.

 

Concurrent Enrollment Requirements

Oklahoma City University offers concurrent enrollment to high school seniors seeking early admission. In order to be eligible for concurrent enrollment, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 and a minimum ACT score of 24 (or SAT score of 1090). Students are eligible for concurrent enrollment through the spring semester of their senior year. Through this opportunity, students can earn up to 18 credit hours, tuition free, experience the pace of college level courses, and open the door to more scholarship opportunities. Please visit the concurrent enrollment website for information on how students can apply.

 

 

Filing the FAFSA


Now that the admission application season is winding down, it's important to start focusing on the next step in the university planning process: filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is an online form college students and their families fill out in order to determine eligibility for federal financial aid.

 

Financial aid can be awarded as follows:*
•  Scholarships: awarded based on merit, major/departmental, and talent.
•  Grant: free money that is not paid back
•  Stafford Loan: either subsidized (no interest due until the student graduates) or unsubsidized (interest accrues while the student is in school)
•  Perkins Loan: federal student loan with a current 5% fixed interest rate awarded to need-based students
•  Work Study: an allotted amount of money the student is allowed to earn while working on campus while attending the university

*Often financial aid award packages are a combination of the above.


Processing your FAFSA at Oklahoma City University

In order for Oklahoma City University to determine your student's eligibility, you must first file the FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov. Please note this is the official website for filing the FAFSA and it's free to complete the FAFSA. If any other website states there is a fee associated with your filing, it is incorrect. The FAFSA priority filing period is January 1, 2014-March 1, 2014.

In order to file the FAFSA, you will need your tax information for 2013 as well as your student's tax information, if applicable. If you have not yet filed your taxes, you can estimate the amounts based on your 2012 taxes and update the information once your 2013 taxes are filed. In order to access and sign the FAFSA, both you and your student need a Personalized Identification Number (PIN). Click here to apply for a PIN. Utilizing the IRS Data Retrieval system will simplify and expedite the submission and verification process. Click here for more information on the IRS DATA Retrieval system.

Once you list our federal school code (003166) and submit the FAFSA, the information will be sent to Oklahoma City University. The Office of Financial Aid will put together a financial aid package for your student based on your estimated family contribution (EFC). The financial aid package information can be accessed on their BlueLink account. Curious what your EFC might be: check out the FAFSA4caster available on the FAFSA website. Remember to file early and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

 

 

 

Upcoming Deadlines




The 2014 FAFSA Application is available online at fafsa.ed.gov. Don't forget to list our federal school code (003166) on your FAFSA.


File completion deadline for best consideration of campus-based federal funds (Perkins, FSEOG, and federal work-study) and endows scholarships for 2014-2015 award year. The funding for these programs are limited; students who have complete and accurate files in the Office of Financial Aid by this date are the most likely to receive assistance from these programs.


Final Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG) deadline. To be considered for OTAG, you must file your FAFSA by March 1. OTAG funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Completion of the FAFSA by March 1, 2014 does not guarantee funding for this award, so apply early.


Priority deadline for financial aid applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. To have your financial aid packaged by the start of the fall term, you must return all requested documents for your file to the Office of Financial Aid by this date.

Don't forget to apply for OCU scholarships.
Application deadlines vary. Get yours in early!

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Scholarship Deadlines Approaching


More than 90% of our students receive financial aid. In addition to filing the FAFSA it is important to apply for as many scholarships as possible. We offer the following scholarships to our students (many of which are for full-tuition). The holiday break is a great time for your student to work on their scholarship essays. You don't want to miss this opportunity.

 

Bishop Scholar Award
Full-Tuition; Pastor Application/Recommendation Deadline: December 15, 2013;
Student Application Deadline: January 15, 2014
Awarded to high school seniors entering Oklahoma City University as a first-year student through the university's regular admission standards and hold membership in a United Methodist Church. Criteria include letter of recommendation from student's senior pastor, maintain full-time enrollment in the Wimberly School of Religion, and plan to pursue a career in Christian service to the United Methodist Church.  Click here for more details

Chesapeake Energy Presidential Scholars Program
$25,000 per year; Deadline: February 1, 2014
Awarded to Oklahoma high school seniors attending Oklahoma City University as a full-time undergraduate student in the Meinders School of Business. Download Application

Clara Luper and American Indian Scholarship Program
Amounts Vary; Priority Deadline: February 25, 2014; Final Deadline: March 1, 2014
Awarded to academically accomplished and community service-oriented students from underrepresented populations and is renewable for four years. This program embraces Oklahoma City University's United Methodist tradition of scholarship and service by removing the primary barrier to a private education -- cost. Download Application

Frank G. Brooks Memorial Scholarship
Amounts Vary; Priority Deadline: March 1, 2014
Competitive full-tuition scholarship awarded to one outstanding science student attending Oklahoma City University. Criteria includes review of  ACT/SAT scores, GPA, letter of recommendation, community involvement, financial need, and an on-campus interview.  Download Application
 
 

Mary Ellen & George R. Randall Endowed Great Plan Scholarship
Full-Tuition + Basic Room & Board and Fees; Priority Deadline: March 1, 2014
Scholarship is awarded to one high school senior who intends to study premed at Oklahoma City University. Criteria includes review of ACT/SAT scores, GPA, letter of recommendation, community involvement, financial need, and an on-campus interview. Download Application

 
 
Native American Business Academy Scholarship (Chickasaw Nation)
Full-Tuition; Priority Deadline: On-going
The Chickasaw Nation has partnered with the Meinders' School of Business and Oklahoma City University to provide a full-tuition scholarship to five qualified Chickasaw students. Scholarship recipients will enter into the Native American Business Scholars Academy and take part in an innovative, highly-engaging academic experience.
Download Application

OCULeads: the Presidents Leadership Class Scholarship
Deadline: January 30, 2014
The OCULeads Scholarship is available to students showing strong leadership skills. Students must submit an essay describing a past leadership project, have a minimum of 3.25 GPA and a 24 ACT or 1110 SAT. Click here for more details

Oxford Plan
Deadline: February 1, 2014
The The Oxford Plan is an interdisciplinary program in political science, philosophy and economics that prepares students for law school. Oxford Plan students can be eligible to save a year of tuition costs by completing their Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Juris Doctor (JD) degrees in just six years. Download Application