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- Types of Aid
A grant is a type of gift aid that does not require repayment*. Each grant has different requirements for eligibility. Eligibility for need-based grants is determined using federal and/or state formulas and the information the student provided on the FAFSA. Completion of the FAFSA is the only application required to be considered for the specific grant programs listed below.
*NOTE: The TEACH Grant may be converted into a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan that must be repaid, if the recipient fails to complete the teaching service commitment.
- Generally awarded to students with exceptional financial need
- Must be enrolled in at least 1 credit hour each semester; amount varies based on enrollment level
Students can receive the award for a maximum of 12 full-time semesters, beginning with the 2012-2013 school year.
- Information for incarcerated or former incarcerated students
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Limited funds
- Awarded to students with exceptional financial need
- Federal Pell Grant recipients receive priority
- Must be enrolled in at least 1 credit hour each semester
Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG)
- Awarded to students who demonstrate a certain level of financial need, based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
- Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester
- Must have not exceeded the allowable number of semesters for federal Pell Grant eligibility.
- OSRHE criteria
Oklahoma Promise (Oklahoma Residents)
- Eligibility determined by Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE)
- Application must have been completed to OSRHE in students 8th, 9th, or 10th grade
- Students whose families earn less than $50,000 annually and who meet academic and conduct requirements may be eligible for a college tuition scholarship (the limit increases to $55,000 for 8th, 9th or 10th grade students who submit their application during the 2017-2018 award year).
- Oklahoma Promise students are subject to a second family income check to confirm eligibility, based on adjusted gross income from that award year's FAFSA (not to exceed $100,000 each year). Prior to 2018-2019, students were required to meet the income check the first year they attended college. Effecitve with the 2018-2019 award year, all students must meet the secondary income check every year. The OSRHE performs the secondary income check using data from the FAFSA each year.
- OK Promise FAQ
Cowboy Covenant (Oklahoma Promise Recipient)
- Be fully admitted to OSU*
- Be eligible for Oklahoma's Promise payment each semester
- File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) your first enrolled semester at OSU and demonstrate financial need
- Enroll as a full-time undergraduate each semester (fall/spring)
2016-17 Cowboy Covenant Info-Sheet
* Students admitted under the Alternative Admit provision are not considered to be fully admitted for purposes of Oklahoma’s Promise (OHLAP) or for Cowboy Covenant during their first semester at OSU.
OSU Opportunity Grant
- Limited funds
- Awarded to students whose families have limited financial resources
- Opportunity Grant Info Sheet
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant
- For students who are/will be taking coursework necessary to become elementary or secondary teachers
- Must agree to serve, for a minimum of four years (within eight years of completing academic program), as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a school that serves low-income students
- Must meet certain academic achievement requirements
- Failure to complete the teaching service commitment will result in the grant funds being converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan that must be repaid
- OSU TEACH Grant Info Sheet
- Federal TEACH Grant Information