Federal and State Grants
Federal Pell Grant
Submit the FAFSA every year to be considered for the Federal Pell grant. Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant is based on financial need. The amount a student can receive is calculated based on the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC), cost of attendance and enrollment status.
Eligible students' initial Pell Grant award is based on full-time status, 12 or more credit hours per semester. The final Pell grant award each semester is based on enrolled credit hours at the close of the drop period for the term:
12 or more credit hours = 100% of semester award
9-11 hours = 75% of semester award
6-8 hours = 50% of semester award
5 or less hours = 25% of semester award
Credit hours will not include courses that the student Never Attended prior to the semester drop date.
Students who are not paid full-time in Fall and/or Spring semester will have remaining eligibility for the following summer term. Students who are paid full-time Fall and Spring may enroll Summer semester in six (6) or more credit hours to receive additional Pell Grant Funds.
The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds you may receive over your lifetime is limited by federal law to the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding. 24-credit hours is equal to 100% of the six-year equivalent of 600%. View your current lifetime eligibility percentage at StudentAid.gov.
Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, not owe a federal grant repayment, or be in default on any student loan to be eligible for a Pell grant. Students who have earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible for a Pell Grant at Oklahoma City Community College.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Eligibility for the Federal SEOG is based on need and is limited to students who have exceptional financial need. It must be awarded to Federal Pell Grant recipients who have the lowest EFC. The amount a student can receive depends on the student's need, the availability of FSEOG funds, and the amount of other assistance the student is receiving.
Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, not owe a federal grant repayment, or be in default on any student loan.
Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG)
The Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG) is a grant provided by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) to residents of Oklahoma who attend public and private colleges and universities, and career technology centers. Students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually at FAFSA.
Effective fall 2022 new OTAG eligibility and funding criteria has been established by OSRHE to enhance student retention and graduation. Each school will determine awarding criteria and priority.
- Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Residency in the State of Oklahoma
- Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant
- Enrollment in an eligible degree program
- Meeting Federal Student Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress
OTAG awarding criteria and priority:
- Students with the most unmet financial need
- Students nearest to completing a degree or certificate
- Students in programs meeting high-demand employment needs
- Students who have remained continuously enrolled
- Students not currently receiving other state financial aid
- Enrolled in 6 or more credit hours; graduating term may consider less than 6-credit hours
- Availability of allocated grant funding
- Annual award levels will range from $200 - $1,500
Non-Resident State Grant Assistance
Students who are not residents of Oklahoma may be eligible for a state grant or scholarship from their home state. Check with your state education agency to see if you may qualify and any specific timelines and criteria. More information may be found at: USDE State Contact