All grant eligibility is determined by the results of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application.
Federal Pell Grant
This grant is the foundation of federal student financial aid. Pell grants are need based and available only to undergraduate students who have not previously earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree. Amounts can change yearly. The maximum amount for the 2010-2011 school year is $5550.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
This grant is awarded to students with exceptional financial need. Students receiving Federal Pell Grant receive priority for FSEOG awards. Amounts range from $200 to $1,000 per year.
Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)
This is a new grant program that began in the 2006-2007 school year for full-time undergraduate students enrolled in an eligible program, who receive Federal Pell Grants and are U.S. citizens. Students also must have completed a rigorous secondary school program of study. This grant is only available to freshman ($750/year) and sophomore ($1,300/year) students. Sophomore students must also have at least a 3.0 GPA from their first academic year.
Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG)
Oklahoma residents who have an expected family contribution (EFC) of 1500 or less, and who file the FAFSA on or before March 15 (deadline is subject to change), are eligible for this grant.
Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant (OTEG)
This award is only available at private institutions to full time students who qualify. Oklahoma residents who meet the income requirements* are eligible for this grant as long as funds are available.
*Dependent students: parents’ adjusted gross income plus untaxed income cannot exceed $50,000. Independent students: student’s (and spouse, if applicable) adjusted gross income plus untaxed income cannot exceed $50,000.
Oklahoma’s Promise (OHLAP)
Oklahoma residents may apply during their freshman or sophomore year of high school. Students who have met the requirements for OHLAP should inform the SWCU Financial Aid Office. The amount paid varies each year. Please contact us for the current rate.
Native American Grants
SWCU is approved for students who qualify for educational assistance through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Eligible students should apply directly to the BIA Office nearest their home.
The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services offers tuition assistance to students who qualify. Students should contact the nearest rehabilitation office.