Just because Oklahoma Christian University is a private institution that doesn’t receive state tax subsidies for operations, that doesn’t mean students are not eligible for any state scholarships.
The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education offers several scholarships and grants to help students pay for college. For more information, call the Student Information Hotline at (800) 858-1840 or (405) 225-9239, or visit www.okhighered.org.
Academic Scholars Program – This award is worth up to $4,000 per year for up to eight semesters. Students must have a subscore total of 34 or higher on the ACT. National Merit Finalists who did not graduate from an Oklahoma high school may also apply for this scholarship. You must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA.
Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG) – Awarded to eligible undergraduate Oklahoma high school graduates with Expected Family Contributions (EFC) of 1700 or less. The award amount is $1300 per student. FAFSA must be submitted in early October for the best opportunity to receive this grant.
Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant (OTEG) – Awarded to eligible Oklahoma high school graduates who attend an accredited private college/university within the state of Oklahoma. To qualify, a student's family must have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $50,000 or less on their previous year's income tax return. The award amount is $2000 per student and is awarded until OTEG funds are fully depleted.
Oklahoma's Promise – This grant is for students whose families have a total income of $50,000 or less when the student initially enrolls in the Oklahoma's Promise program during the student's eighth, ninth, or tenth grade year. Oklahoma's Promise also requires academic performance standards and an additional income check after the student graduates from high school. Students receiving Oklahoma's Promise are required to complete 30 hours per academic year. For students attending a private Oklahoma college/university, Oklahoma's Promise pays $153 per credit hour.