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Information Regarding Your Financial Aid Package

As you review your financial aid award letter, please remember that if you qualify for any of the State grants, they cannot be included in your award package until we are able to verify eligibility with the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education (OSRHE). If you think that you qualify for the Oklahoma’s Promise Grant, you can contact the OSRHE office by email: okpromise@osrhe.edu or by phone 405-225-9152 or toll free 1-800-858-1840. If you have verified your eligibility, please email your financial aid counselor to let them know. Students are responsible for notifying our office of their eligibility.

First-time freshman notify Kerry Horst via email: khorst@okcu.edu of your eligibility

Transfer Undergraduate students notify Melissa Thornton via email: mthornton@okcu.edu of your eligibility

Below is a brief description of the Oklahoma State Grants:

Oklahoma's Promise (OHLAP) is a grant provided by the state of Oklahoma. Students who meet qualifications can apply in the eighth, ninth and tenth grades (home school students must be ages 13, 14 or 15). To qualify, parents' income from taxed and untaxed sources must be $50,000 or less at the time the student applies for the program. In addition, students must complete the required academic courses while in high school. After initial qualification, students must meet annual criteria to receive Oklahoma’s Promise funding, and are required to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year to determine ongoing eligibility.

Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG) is a grant 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 March 15 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.

Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant (OTEG) is a grant issued by the State of Oklahoma to students attending private universities who meet the eligibility requirements of being an Oklahoma resident, full-time student and income threshold requirements determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The funding is limited and awarded on the basis of completion of the requirements.

If you have external scholarships that you are expecting to assist you in the 2014-2015 academic year, they will not be credited to your student account until we receive the funds. If you are expecting assistance from a source outside of Oklahoma City University, please email your financial aid counselor so the funds can be estimated in your overall financial aid award package.

It is important to remember that additional assistance that is identified to our office after a student has received their aid package may result in a revision of their initial award package.


Important financial aid changes for 2013–2014.

Important public service loan forgiveness announcement.



Because we offer you an education like no other, Oklahoma City University does all we can to help you cover your costs. We're all about helping both undergraduate and graduate 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.

You'll find our commitment to student success in the numbers: We award more than $34 million annually in academic merit scholarships or performance scholarships; awards range from $1,000 to $10,000. Oklahoma City University works hard to put together a financial aid package that meets your needs. More than 90 percent of our students are awarded financial aid!

Both The National Review College Guide and The Student Guide to America's 100 Best College Buys have recognized Oklahoma City University's academic excellence and affordability. Our financial aid counselors are a group of caring people who work closely with students and their parents to create personalized financial aid packages. Contact our office for more information.