Basic Eligibility

Basic Eligibility and Cost of Attendance

Basic Eligibility

To apply for federal financial aid, an individual must submit a FAFSA at fafsa.gov. Eligibility for Federal Student Aid is determined by an individual’s income based on filed tax returns and the household size, income, assets and other information reported in the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA process calculates the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is a measure of a student's ability to pay for college.

 

Other eligibility criteria include:

  • S. citizenship or eligible noncitizen;
  • Completion of a high school diploma, or GED, or state authorized high school equivalent certificate;
  • Be registered with selective service, if required; and
  • Not be in default on any educational loan and not owe a refund on an educational grant.

Eligible programs at Oklahoma City Community College include associate degrees and one-year certificate programs (30 credit hours). Certificate programs of at least 16 credit hours may also be eligible if all courses apply to the same OCCC associate degree program.

An official College Study Abroad Program is eligible for Federal Student Aid, if the courses are also part of the OCCC degree plan for which the student is pursuing. Students seeking financial aid for a Study Abroad semester should contact a Financial Aid Advisor in advance to determine eligibility.

Students applying for and receiving financial aid must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress based on federal regulations. All academic history at Oklahoma City Community College and other post-secondary programs will be evaluated in determining Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students must submit academic transcripts from all schools attended to the OCCC Records Office.

Students are expected to read and understand the basic rules for the application and receipt of financial aid including, Verification of information reported on the FAFSA, Satisfactory Academic

Progress, Attendance, Return of Federal Student Aid Funds, payment procedures, and rights and responsibilities for students borrowing and repaying Federal Direct Loans.

Financial Aid Advisors are available to assist all students with applying for and understanding financial aid.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance is used to calculate financial aid awards, and includes Direct Costs and Indirect Costs. Estimated yearly costs, listed in the tables below, cover 24 credit hours.

Direct Costs include Tuition and fees that are billed by the College. Books are estimated direct costs. Students can reduce book costs by purchasing used books.

Indirect Costs are not  billed by the College and can be reduced by living with family and budgeting spending.

Full Time Dependent Student Amount
Tuition/Fees   - Direct Cost $2,980
Books/Supplies  - Direct Cost $1,600
Room/Board  - Indirect Cost $2,714
Transportation - Indirect Cost $2,400
Personal/Miscellaneous - Indirect Cost $1,290
Total $10,984

 

Full Time Independent Student Amount
Tuition/Fees  -  Direct Cost $2,980
Books/Supplies  -  Direct Cost $1,600
Room/Board  -  Indirect Cost $8,258
Transportation  - Indirect Cost $2,400
Personal/Miscellaneous  - Indirect Cost $1,290
Total $16,528

 

Part Time Dependent Student Amount
Tuition/Fees -  Direct Cost $1,490
Books/Supplies - Direct Cost $800
Room/Board  -  Indirect Cost $2,714
Transportation  -  Indirect Cost $2,400
Personal/Miscellaneous  -  Indirect Cost $1,290
Total $8,560

 

Part Time Independent Student Amount
Tuition/Fees  - Direct Cost $1,490
Books/Supplies -  Direct Cost $800
Room/Board  -  Indirect Cost $8,258
Transportation  -  Indirect Cost $2,400
Personal/Miscellaneous  -  Indirect Cost $1,290
Total $14,238

 

Full Time Non Resident Dependent Student  Amount
Tuition/Fees  - Direct Cost $7,407
Books/Supplies -  Direct Cost $1,600
Room/Board  -  Indirect Cost $2,714
Transportation  -  Indirect Cost $2,400
Personal/Miscellaneous  - Indirect Cost $1,290
Total $15,411

 

Full Time Non Resident Independent Student  Amount
Tuition/Fees  -  Direct Cost $7,407
Books/Supplies  -  Direct Cost $1,600
Room/Board  -  Indirect Cost $8,258
Transportation  -  Indirect Cost $2,400
Personal/Miscellaneous  -  Indirect Cost $1,290
Total $20,955

 

Part Time Non Resident Dependent Student  Amount
Tuition/Fees  -   Direct Cost $3,704
Books/Supplies  -  Direct Cost $800
Room/Board  -  Indirect Cost $2,714
Transportation  -  Indirect Cost $2,400
Personal/Miscellaneous  - Indirect Cost $1,290
Total $10,908

 

Part Time Non Resident Independent Student  Amount
Tuition/Fees  - Direct Cost $3,704
Books/Supplies  - Direct Cost $800
Room/Board  -  Indirect Cost $8,258
Transportation  -  Indirect Cost $2,400
Personal/Miscellaneous  -  Indirect Cost $1,290
Total $16,452