Eligibility for Student Financial Assistance
Initial eligibility for student financial assistance is based on these criteria:
- You must meet the Federal definition of a regular student.
- You must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen, as defined by federal law. Permanent residents are eligible for assistance when other eligibility criteria are met.
To receive assistance based on financial need, the results of the application (FAFSA), called the Student Aid Report (SAR), must indicate "need" exists:
- You must be attending an institution of higher education that is eligible to participate in student financial aid programs;
- Applicants must enroll in a program of study (major) offered by the school being attended that meets eligibility criteria, as defined by federal law.
- Oklahoma City Community College Students must be pursuing a One Year Certificate Program or an Associate Degree;
- An applicant who has previously attended Oklahoma City Community College or any other institution of higher education must not be in default on a student loan and must not owe a recovery payment to any Federal Grant or Federal Perkins Loan.
Once you become eligible for student financial assistance you must maintain the following:
- SatiFinancial Aid Officetory Academic Progress according to Oklahoma City Community College Financial Aid Office, standards for academic progress;
- You must continue to be enrolled in an eligible program at Oklahoma City Community College. You may change programs;
- You must not go into default or repayment status after you begin receiving assistance;
- You must maintain a valid level of enrollment and meet the program eligibility requirements at Oklahoma City Community College.
Students attending Oklahoma City Community College must meet at least these levels of enrollment to maintain eligibility:
- less than half-time*
- half-time or more
If a student's financial need changes, eligibility for assistance may change regardless of level of enrollment.
* Not all less than half-time students are able to receive a Pell Grant.