Apply for Financial Aid

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on applying for Financial Aid at 鶹Ƶ. Your journey begins by taking the first step and applying for admission to 鶹Ƶ. This guide will walk you through the process, ensuring you have the support and resources needed to secure financial aid for your education.

If you have questions or need assistance, our financial aid advisors can help you through the process.

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Step 1: Apply for Admission

To receive federal student aid, you must be admitted to 鶹Ƶ as a degree-seeking student and provide all necessary transcripts. Admissions application for the following academic school year becomes available after September.

Federal regulations require all students applying for financial aid to provide 鶹Ƶ with their final high school transcript or documentation certifying their GED or home school credentials.

You must submit all official final academic transcripts from each college or university attended. If you are currently attending another college or university, have the official academic transcript sent at the end of the term once all grades for classes are listed.

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Take the first step of your journey with 鶹Ƶ.

Apply to 鶹Ƶ

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

All roads to Financial Aid begin with completing the FAFSA. Enter 鶹Ƶ’s federal school code (009763) as a school that will receive the results of your FAFSA. Allow at least two weeks for your application to be sent to 鶹Ƶ. You may complete the FAFSA any time after October 1. Funding for some grant programs is limited. For your best opportunity to receive grant aid, complete the FAFSA no later than February 1.

Complete Your FAFSA Attend a FAFSA Workshop

How to Complete the FAFSA

This instructional video can help you understand how to fill out your FAFSA

Get Started with FAFSA

Complete your FAFSA to kickstart your financial aid journey, and then dive into the wealth of support we offer to help you succeed.

鶹Ƶ Federal School Code: 009763

Step 3: Choose Your Degree & Major

To receive financial aid, you must seek an Associate program in Associate of Arts (A.A.), an Associate of Science (A.S.), an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, or one of the Certificate programs approved for financial aid. 

If you are undecided about which degree program is right for you, you can get help from an Academic Advisor at any 鶹Ƶ campus. 

Choose with Academic Advising

Make an appointment with your Academic Advisor soon after receiving your admittance notice declared the degree or certificate program you are seeking.

Meet Your Academic Advisor

Step 4: Review Your My鶹Ƶ Account

Inside the My鶹Ƶ portal, you will have access to your 鶹Ƶ email account and the My鶹Ƶ Financial Aid Dashboard where you will find important information about your financial aid. 

  1. Visit your My鶹Ƶ Financial Aid Dashboard after mid-February to check for additional requirements or documentation requests. 
  2. Check your email account and Financial Aid Dashboard regularly for missing documents, status changes, and other useful information. This is the primary way you will receive notices from the Financial Aid & Scholarships Office.

Step 5: Research Scholarship Opportunities

Review 鶹Ƶ scholarship opportunities and complete the 鶹Ƶ Foundation Scholarship Application. Scholarship opportunities for the following academic school year become available in October. 

Scholarships

Find out what scholarships are available to you.

Explore Scholarships

Step 6: Review Your Financial Aid Offers

Financial aid offers, including student loan offers, go out in April. You can view, accept, and decline award offers on your . 

Types of Aid

The first question you may ask yourself as you begin your journey toward a college degree is “how am I going to pay for my education?” There are many types of financial aid available to support you along the way.

The types and amounts of aid awarded are determined by financial need, availability of funds, student classification, and academic performance.

Step 7: Select Your BankMobile Refund Preference

Any financial aid funds left after your tuition and fees are paid are sent to you as a refund. 

Get Your Refunds

鶹Ƶ has partnered with BankMobile to deliver your financial aid refund to ensure that your refund gets to you as quickly as possible. Learn more about refunds.

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Contact

Financial Aid Advisor

Financial Aid Support

Visit us on campus in the Student Service Center.

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Visit us online, Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Higher Education Act of 1965

The Higher Education Act of 1965 established the rules under which all federal aid is administered. As amended, the Higher Education Act requires that each recipient of funds under the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant, direct subsidized loans or direct unsubsidized loans, or PLUS programs maintain satisfactory progress in his/her course of study. The financial aid policy does not prevent a recipient from continuing to enroll as a student or receiving other types of financial aid.

According to the guidelines set forth by the Department of Education, students who start college for the first time after July 1, 2012, must have a high school diploma or an official equivalent to a high school diploma, such as a GED certificate, in order to receive financial aid at the institution that he/she is attending. You will need to submit official, final high school transcripts as proof of graduation from high school to any 鶹Ƶ Enrollment Services office. If you completed high school through a homeschool setting, you must submit official transcripts with your graduation date, as well as ACT scores (either national or residual scores.)

You must be enrolled in an eligible program of study at 鶹Ƶ to be considered eligible to receive Federal Student Aid (FSA) funds. Someone is considered a regular student when they are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at 鶹Ƶ for the purpose of obtaining a degree or certificate offered by 鶹Ƶ.