Financial Aid - Introduction

Financial Aid at Oklahoma City Community College

Net Costs

Understanding Net Costs of Attendance helps students to plan for degree completion.

Direct Costs include tuition and fees, books and supplies at OCCC. Based on 12 credit hours each semester (fall/spring) or 24 credit hours a year, Direct Cost is $2,376 in tuition and fees. Estimate costs for books and supplies costs are $800 each semester or $1,600 for the academic year. Total direct costs is about $3,976 for the year.

All students who submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) would be eligible for some type of aid, either grants or loans to cover direct costs. Many students at OCCC receive Grants, scholarships and waivers sufficient to cover all direct costs. The maximum 2014-2015 Pell Grant for a full-time student is $5,730. Students who do not qualify for sufficient Grant or Scholarship funds may utilize Federal Student Loans to cover their direct costs.

Indirect Costs are costs a student incurs that are not directly paid to the college, and include transportation, room and board, and miscellaneous costs. These costs can be met with financial assistance funds remaining after direct costs are covered. .

Students must file a FAFSA yearly to determine eligibility. Students should also apply for OCCC Department Tuition Waivers each semester.

College Financial Aid Tips

 Tip # 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). ( Be sure to include OCCC FAFSA school code: 010391.

Finish the FAFSA in Five (English version) Finalizar la FAFSA en cinco (versión en español)
Student looking through library books Student in library

Tip #2: You must submit a new FAFSA yearly.

Be sure to submit a FAFSA every year.

Tip #3: Because most kinds of financial aid are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, the sooner you submit your FAFSA each calendar year the better.

Submit your FAFSA by March 1st to be considered for all available financial aid.

Submit your FAFSA by the following dates to ensure that your file is complete before classes begin:

Fall Semester: May 3

Spring Semester: October 25th

Summer Semester: April  30th

Remember to file the FAFSA as early as possible. The FAFSA is available Jan 1st annually. 


Questions? Contact Oklahoma City Community College Financial Aid Office

Location:         Main building, across from the testing center

Phone:             (405) 682-7525



Monday                             8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday              8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday                                8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.