Federal Student Aid and State Grants

Grants come from funding that does not have to be repaid. Federal and state financial aid types and amounts are determined by financial need, availability of funds, and academic performance. Students may be eligible for the grants listed below. Students must complete the FAFSA to qualify for these grants.

Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grants are intended for students who are citizens or eligible non-citizens and are enrolled in an eligible Career Training program. You must complete the FAFSA to apply and determine eligibility. You will see your Scheduled Award Amount on the Student Aid Report that you receive after completing the FAFSA. Award amounts are prorated for students enrolled in less than an academic year (900 clock hours and 32 weeks for all programs except Practical Nursing. The Practical Nursing program has an academic year of 900 clock hours and 30 weeks). Disbursements are typically made within two weeks of the beginning of a student's payments period. The  disbursements will be electronically applied to your student account and applied to your institutional charges (e.g., tuition) for the payment period. If your disbursement exceeds the payment period costs, the cashier will refund the difference to you by paper check within two weeks after the disbursement was applied to your student account.

Pell Grant award amounts are determined by taking the lesser amount of the two formulas:

1. Divide the number of hours in your payment period by 900, then multiply the result by your scheduled award amount

2. Divide the number of weeks in your payment period by the number of hours in your academic year, then multiply the result by your scheduled award amount.

If you complete your program before completing all the clock hours in a payment period, your Pell disbursement will be prorated for that payment period.

Federal SEOG Grant

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) provide limited funds for students with the greatest amount of need, as determined by the FAFSA. Funds are only awarded until all the money is gone, so it is important to complete the FAFSA to apply early. To qualify, students must meet federal eligibility requirements and be eligible for a Pell Grant. In 2020-2021, the maximum award amount for one academic year is $100, and it will be prorated for students enrolled for less than one academic year (900 clock hours). Amounts are determined by dividing the number of clock hours in the payment period by 450; the result is then multiplied by $50. Disbursements are typically made within two weeks of the beginning of a student's payment period. The disbursement will be electronically applied to your student account to cover any outstanding institutional costs for your payment period. If your disbursement exceeds the costs for the payment period, the cashier will refund the difference to you by paper check within two weeks after the disbursement was applied to your account.

If you complete your program before completing all the clock hours in your payment period, your FSEOG disbursement will be prorated for that payment period. 

Federal Work-Study

The Federal Work-Study Program is a need-based program that allows students to earn money to help pay education expenses while they're in school. Applicants must complete the FAFSA and meet the eligibility criteria. Because Work-Study funds are limited, students must come to the Financial Aid Office to request a review of their eligibility. To determine eligibility, the Financial Aid Office will look at the student's unmet financial need, as determined by the student's cost of attendance, FAFSA results, and other financial aid received. Students may qualify for Federal Work-Study up to their remaining unmet need. 

To earn the money awarded to them through this program, students are responsible for acquiring an on-campus job that is paid from Federal Work-Study. The Financial Aid Office will keep a list of any work-study positions available, and departments with vacancies may also advertise their unfilled positions. Before interviewing students for a work-study position, the supervisor and student applicant must have approval from the Financial Aid Office. Eligible students who are selected for work-study positions must provide documentation to the Payroll Office, including Form W-4 and two forms of identification.

Work-study positions pay $9/hour unless otherwise advertised. The job supervisor and student worker must keep a timesheet of all work hours. Payments occur monthly and will be provided directly to the student through a paper check or through EFT. Students may only earn up to the amount listed on the Award Notification.

Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant

Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grants (OTAG) are made available by the Oklahoma State Legislature through the Oklahoma State Regents. The priority deadline is January 1 preceding the school year for which you are applying, and it is important to complete the FAFSA to apply early. The maximum award amount is $1,000 for students enrolled for a full academic year ($500 for a payment period of 450 clock hours), and will be prorated for students enrolled in payment periods that are less than for less than 450 clock hours. OTAG disbursements for eligible students are typically made on a monthly basis. The disbursement will be transmitted to your student account once the funds are received from the State Regents, and will be applied to any outstanding charges for your payment period. If the disbursement is greater than the charges, the cashier will refund the difference to you by paper check within two weeks after the disbursement was applied to your student account.

Oklahoma's Promise

Oklahoma's Promise is a full tuition state grant made available by the Oklahoma State Legislature through the Oklahoma State Regents. Students must enroll in this program in the 8th, 9th, or 10th grade. Students receiving Oklahoma's Promise must contact the Financial Aid Office at Francis Tuttle to notify them of their eligibility. Students must complete a FAFSA and meet the eligibility requirements. The Financial Aid Office will confirm the student's eligibility through the State Regents. Disbursements are typically made within a month after the student's payment period begins. The disbursement will be electronically applied to your student account to cover any institutional charges associated with your payment period. If the disbursement exceeds your payment period charges, the cashier will refund the difference to you by paper check within two weeks after the disbursement was applied to your student account.