State Financial Aid for Undergraduates


The state funds three need-based grant programs and provides a limited number of merit-based grants under the Academic Scholars Program. Applicants for need-based programs must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).Eighth, ninth and tenth-grade students are eligible for the Oklahoma Promise Scholarship. Students may qualify for the grant if they complete the 17-unit core curriculum with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and participate in Promise activities. At program enrollment, parental income must be under $55,000. At college enrollment, parental incomes shall not exceed $100,000. Award amounts vary based on the institution and credit-hour enrollment.

Beginning in the 2018-19 academic year, students will receive aid each year only if parental incomes stay under $100,000.

The Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant provides financial assistance to high school students. Maximum qualifying Expected Family Contribution scores vary based on the number of applications received. Students at public institutions receive a maximum annual award of $1,000. Recipients attending nonpublic institutions receive a maximum award of $1,300.

The Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant provides financial aid to high school seniors and current college students attending nonpublic institutions if their family income is under $50,000. The maximum award is $2,000.

The state awards Academic Scholars Program grants to automatic and institutional qualifiers. Automatic recipients qualify through their designation as National Merit Scholars, National Merit Finalists, or United States Presidential Scholars, or by scoring at or above the 99.5 percentile on the ACT or SAT. Participating postsecondary institutions may nominate institutional qualifiers. Award amounts vary by institution. Recipients attending public institutions are eligible to receive a tuition waiver in addition to the grant award.