Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant is based on financial need. The amount a student can receive is calculated based on the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC), cost of attendance and enrollment status. Submit the FAFSA.gov every year to be considered for the Federal Pell grant.

Eligible students' initial Pell Grant award will be based on full time status. The final Pell grant award each semester will be based on enrolled credit hours at the close of the drop period for the 16-week semester:

12 or more credit hours = 100% of semester award

9-11 hours = 75% of semester award

6-8 hours = 50% of semester award

5 or less hours = 25% of semester award

Credit hours will not include courses that the student Never Attended prior to the semester drop date.

Students who are not paid full-time in Fall and/or Spring semester will have remaining eligibility for the following summer term. Students who are paid full-time Fall and Spring may enroll Summer in six (6) or more credit hours to receive additional Pell grant funds.

The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds you may receive over your lifetime is limited by federal law to the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding. 24-credit hours is equal to 100% of the six-year equivalent of 600%. View your current lifetime eligibility percentage at NSLDS.ed.gov.

Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress, not owe a federal grant repayment, or be in default on any student loan to be eligible for a Pell grant. Students who have earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible for a Pell Grant at Oklahoma City Community College. 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Eligibility for the Federal SEOG is based on need and is limited to students who have exceptional financial need. It must be awarded to Federal Pell Grant recipients who have the lowest EFC. The amount a student can receive depends on the student's need, the availability of SEOG funds, and the amount of other assistance the student is receiving.

A  limited amount of SEOG may be available for summer. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress, not owe a federal grant repayment, or be in default on any student loan.

Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant

The Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG) is offered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) to residents of Oklahoma who attend Oklahoma's public and private colleges and universities. You must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually at FAFSA.gov.

Students must apply by  December 1st annually or the State published date on the FAFSA to ensure consideration for OTAG.

Students' EFC must be 1700 or less. Students must enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours for the semesters. The maximum semester award at OCCC for a student is $500 for Fall and $500 for Spring. OTAG funds are not available for summer.

Learn more about the OTAG program at Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant .

Other State Grant Assistance

Students who are not residents of Oklahoma may be eligible for a state grant or scholarship from their home state. Check with your state education agency to see if you may qualify and any specific timelines and criteria. More information may be found at:  USDE State Contact