Oklahoma Scholarships and Grants For College
Applying for colleges can cause a lot of anxiety in students because of rising tuition costs, weak economy and high interest rates of student loans. Fortunately the tuition costs in colleges and universities in the state of Oklahoma is the least in the country. The state of Oklahoma also provides a wide variety of resources to help students finance their college education.
Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG)
The Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG) provides financial assistance up to $1,300 per student per year. The program is open to residents of Oklahoma and certain eligible undocumented immigrants. Eligible students are also required to have an expected family contribution of 1700 or lower. The program is open to students enrolled in full-time and part-time courses which will allow them to obtain an undergraduate degree.
Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant (OTEG)
The Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant (OTEG) is open to Oklahoma residents who have not received a baccalaureate degree previously. The program awards up to $2,000 per student per year. The program is open to students who wish to enroll themselves in full-time undergraduate courses. The family income of eligible students must be $50,000 per year or less.
Students are required to submit their FAFSA forms for the above mentioned scholarships. Students from middle to low income families are given priority under both the programs.
Academic Scholars Program
The Academic Scholars Program awards scholarships to the top high school students of Oklahoma. The program awards up to $5,500 per student per year and covers tuition, books, boarding and other college related expenses. Eligible students should have achieved National Merit Finalist, National Merit Scholar or U.S. Presidential Scholar designation. Eligible students must also have 99.5 percentile score in SAT or ACT tests. The scholarship award varies according to merit of various students.
The Oklahoma’s Promise program provides financial assistance to students from families with incomes less than $50,000 per annum. Eight, ninth and tenth graders are eligible for this scholarship. Eligible students should have exhibited academic excellence while staying out of trouble. The program offers full tuition waiver if the selected student is enrolled in a public institution and partial tuition waiver if the student is enrolled in a private institution. The program is also open to home-schooled students and they should have a score of 22 or higher in the SAT test.
Regional University Baccalaureate Scholarship
The Regional University Baccalaureate Scholarship is open to students who are residents of Oklahoma and have an ACT score of 30 or higher. Eligible students must also have achieved Commended Student or a National Merit Semifinalist designation. Selected students stand to receive $3,000 in scholarship and tuition waiver at one of the following institutions:
- Cameron University.
- Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
- Langston University.
- Northeastern State University.
- Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
- Rogers State University.
- East Central University.
- Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
- Northwestern Oklahoma State University.
The scholarship is renewable every semester up to 8 semesters. Deadlines vary according to institutions.
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education offers many scholarships and grants that help students finance their college education.