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Oklahoma City Community College
FAFSA School Code: 010391

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Never Attended Policy

Students who do not attend the course(s) for which they are enrolled will be reported by the individual faculty member as never attended and be subsequently administratively withdrawn from the course(s). Students who enroll, but do not attend will be responsible for the full amount of the tuition and fees owed.

Faculty members will be asked to submit a report of students who have never attended their class one week after the add and drop period for that term.

Students regardless of whether or not they have made any payment or been approved for financial aid, will be administratively withdrawn from their course(s), but no reduction in charges will occur.

Those approved for financial aid will not be awarded that aid if marked as a never attended.

Never attended in online classes will be defined as not having engaged in course assignments or discussion and in face-to-face classes as not having had a physical presence in the classroom.

Students will have 90 days from the end of the term to appeal for a late administrative withdraw and/or a reduction/elimination of charges. The appeal process will be administered on one form and managed by the Director of the Bursar Office and the Registrar or their designees.

Additionally, if a student does not begin attending any of their courses during the add/drop period, their pending financial aid disbursements will be cancelled. Funds disbursed prior to the start of the semester will be returned in full to financial aid programs and the student is responsible for reimbursing Oklahoma City Community College.

FAFSA School Code: 010391

Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid and Veteran's Services. Our mission is to provide financial assistance for students, enabling access to educational opportunity, and supporting persistence toward completion of their educational goals.

Prospective students and parents are encouraged to browse this site for general information about college costs, types of financial aid available, the financial aid process, and financial aid application requirements. Reviewing our site will provide the information necessary to understanding your or your student's eligibility for financial aid. Current students will also find this site helpful. Here you can complete and submit required financial aid documents, review the process or conditions on certain financial aid programs, view disbursement dates, and find links to other helpful resources.

To apply for most types of aid, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.gov. To be considered for all possible financial aid for 2013-2014 academic year, please submit your FAFSA before March 1, 2013. To ensure the Financial Aid Office has sufficient time to review your file and determine your eligibility for financial assistance before the semester begins, please submit your FAFSA by May 31, 2013 for fall semester and by October 25, 2013 for spring semester.

In an effort to contact students as quickly and efficiently as possible about their status in the financial aid process, the Financial Aid Office will use email as the primary means of communicating with students. It is your responsibility to check your OCCC email in order to receive important financial aid information.

The Financial Aid Office is located in the Main Building across from the testing center. If you have any questions about your financial aid, please contact us by phone at: (405) 682-7525 or email: financialaid@occc.edu or in person during Financial Aid Office hours of opperation.

Cost of Attendance 2013-2014

       Full Time              Full Time-Non Resident
Dependent Student Dependent Student
Tuition/Fees* $2,472 Tuition/Fees* $6,312
Books/Suplies $1,600 Books/Suplies $1,600
Room/Board $2,714 Room/Board $2,714
Transportation $2,400 Transportation $2,400
Personal/Miscellanous $1,290 Personal/Miscellanous $1,290
Total $10,476 Total $14,316
Full Time Full Time Non-Resident
Independent Student Independent Student
Tuition/Fees* $2,472 Tuition/Fees* $6,312
Books/Suplies $1,600 Books/Suplies $1,600
Room/Board $8,258 Room/Board $8,258
Transportation $2,400 Transportation $2,400
Personal/Miscellanous $1,290 Personal/Miscellanous $1,290
Total $16,020 Total $19,860
Part Time Part Time-Non Resident
Dependent Student Dependent Student
Tuition/Fees** $1,236 Tuition/Fees** $3,156
Books/Suplies $800 Books/Suplies $800
Room/Board $2,714 Room/Board $2,714
Transportation $2,400 Transportation $2,400
Personal/Miscellanous $1,290 Personal/Miscellanous $1,290
Total $8,440 Total $10,360
Part Time Part Time-Non Resident
Independent Student Independent Student
Tuition/Fees** $1,236 Tuition/Fees** $3,156
Books/Suplies $800 Books/Suplies $800
Room/Board $8,258 Room/Board $8,258
Transportation $2,400 Transportation $2,400
Personal/Miscellanous $1,290 Personal/Miscellanous $1,290
Total $13,984 Total $15,904

 * Full time: Tuition/fees and other costs are based on 12 hours each semester.

** Part time: Tuition/fees and other costs are based on 6 hours each semester. Tuition and fees are subject to change each year and will be updated once finanlized.

Dependent Care: Documented care not provided free by an agency or family member many be added to the student's budget.

Disability Services: Any student who requires special services due to a disability many have the documented costs added to the budget if these services are not provided by the college or an agency.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO FEDERAL
PROCESSES BEGINNING 2012-2013 and forward

LEGAL GUARDANSHIP

The FAFSA now includes supplemental comments to help improve accuracy in completing questions

45-57 on the 2012-2013 FAFSA.

  • The definition of legal guardianship does not include your parents even if they were appointed by a court to be your guardian.
  • You, the applicant, are not considered to be a legal guardian of yourself.

Select, “Yes”, only if you can provide a copy of a court decision that you were in a legal guardianship immediately before you reached the age of being an adult in your state.

MARITAL STATUS

For the first time regulations allow college and university financial aid offices discretion to require students to update a change in their marital status, if it is necessary to more accurately reflect the status of the applicant and the applicant's ability to pay for school. Applicants are informed when they complete the FAFSA to check with their Financial Aid Office if the marital status changes after you complete and sign the FAFSA. The OCCC Financial Aid Office will not utilize this option to update marital status during the 2012-2013 year and beyond.

VERIFICATION PROCEDURES/IRS DATA RETRIVAL SERVICE

Families are encouraged1 to file the FAFSA online for 2013-2014 after they file their Federal Tax Return for 2012. Families filing the FAFSA online who have tax return(s) on file with the IRS will be able to request (beginning February 3, 2013) their IRS reported income and tax paid information be retrieved from the IRS and inserted on the FAFSA to insure accuracy of required income data on the FAFSA. Using the IRS Data Retrieval Service helps improve the accuracy of the data used in verification and improves the overall efficiency of the verification process.

Applicants and their families who do not use the IRS Data Retrieval Service or are not able to meet the criteria for using the service will be required to submit an IRS Tax Transcript not a copy of their 1040. The submission of the IRS Tax Transcript is a regulatory requirement.

Some applicants will be required to submit either the Dependent or Independent Verification Worksheet to document household size and the number in college. Applicants who report receipt of food stamps and/or child support paid may be required to submit documentation verifying those items.

Beginning with the 2013-2014 award year some applicants will be required to document completion of a high school diploma, show proof of identity, and sign a statement acknowledging financial aid funds are to be used for educational purposes.

If your FAFSA data is selected for verification you will receive an email notification including a link to the Verification Fact Sheet on the Financial Aid Office Webpage www.occc.edu/FinancialAid/ . You may also check the Fact Sheet on the Financial Aid webpage giving a comparison of the IRS Data Retrieval Service, Tax Transcript, and amended tax return processes. You may pick up a hard copy of these documents in the Financial Aid Office. Read your notification closely to determine the specific verification requirements you must complete.

LIMITATION ON NUMBER OF SEMESTERS OF PELL GRANT ELIGIBILITY

Beginning with the 2012-2013 FAFSA all students who are Pell Grant recipients (including students who have previously received Pell Grant) have a limit of 12 full time equivalent semester of eligibility. After 12 fulltime equivalent semesters, eligibility ends.

ABILITY TO BENEFIT

Beginning with July 1, 2012 and thereafter, a student enrolling in a college, university, technical center or career school will no longer be eligible for Federal Title IV student financial assistance unless they have a high school diploma, GED, or have completed requirements for high school through home schooling. New students will no longer have previous options such as testing or completing 6 credits of college level coursework to qualify for Federal Tile IV assistance.

Students who, prior to 7-1-12, were enrolled in an academic or occupational program that was eligible for Federal Title IV assistance may still be able to utilize those options to include previous ATB tests. Check with the Financial Aid Office.

FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS

Students borrowing a Direct Subsidized  Stafford Loan between 7/1/12 and 7/1/14 (a two year period) should be aware that for this two year period the interest on these loans during the six month grace period prior to repayment will no longer be paid by the U.S. Department of Education. Like the Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan the interest will accrue during grace periods. During deferment periods the interest on Subsidized Direct Stafford Loans will still be paid by the U.S. Department of Education.

NEW LOAN INTEREST RATES

Direct Loan interest rates for the 2013-2014 academic year are as follows:

3.86% for undergraduate borrowers of Direct Sibsidized and Unsibsidized loans;

6.41% for parent borrowers of PLUS loans

These rates are fixed for loans borrowed and with a first disbursement on or after 7/1/13 for the 13-14 year.

Rates for loans borrowed each new year may vary but once the interest rates for the year are established they are fixed for that year.

EARLY ALERT

Students who are new (first time) borrowers of an Direct Subsidized Stafford Student Loan, even those who are current students in addition to those who are first time college students, on or after 7/1/13 will be under a maximum number of full time equivalent semesters of eligibility for Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans. Students enrolled in a two year academic program (associate degree) will be limited to six (6) fulltime equivalent semesters of Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan. New borrowers of Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans on or after 7/1/13 who change their academic program, and transfer students, will have their previous semesters of Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan counted toward the maximum semesters.

NON ATTENDANCE AND PAYMENT OF FINANCIAL AID 

Federal Regulations 34CFR 668.21 requires students begin attendance in all courses in which they are enrolled in order to receive payment based on their actual enrollment level. Regulations for Federal Title IV Student Financial Assistance take precedence over state or institutional policies, procedures, or regulations. Beginning attendance is defined as participating in an academic activity. Courses offered on campus in a classroom require a student to physically attend the class. Courses taught online also require a student to participate in an academic activity to begin attendance: participation in a discussion, or complete an assignment that is part of the course. The purpose is to begin the course content. 

The Financial Aid Office at Oklahoma City Community College considers a student to have started their courses for purposes of payment of Federal Title IV Student Financial Assistance if they meet begin attendance requirements, as defined above, prior to the date the professor officially reports non-attenders to the Registrar’s office. In order to determine payment of Federal Title IV Funds the student must participate in an academic activity prior to the reporting deadline.