Grants are financial aid that do not have to be repaid by the student and are generally for undergraduate students. They are based on need, cost of attendance, and enrollment status. CASC offers Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (FSEOG/SEOG), and Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG).
Federal Pell Grant
This grant is the foundation of federal financial aid and provides aid to low-income undergraduate students with the greatest demonstrated need. Apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
2020-2021 Maximum: $6,345
Year-Round Pell (YRP) means students may be eligible for 150% of their Pell award for the academic year they are attending. In the past, a student would be only eligible for 100% of their scheduled Pell award during a single academic year (50% received in the Fall, 50% received in the Spring). With YRP, a student can receive their full Pell award AND an additional 50% of his/her schedule Pell award for an additional term (Summer). In order to be awarded Summer 2019 financial aid, students must complete and submit the Summer Financial Aid Application to the Office of Financial Aid. This form can be found here under Other Documents.
The additional Pell is only available to students who are enrolled in at least 6 credit hours (half-time). Pell funds may be available for students enrolled in less than 6 hours for the Summer term only if they have not used 100% of their Pell award in the Fall/Spring terms.
*Note: The lifetime eligibility usage for Pell is 600%. In the past the 600% would equal to 6 years of Pell grant eligibility. With year-round Pell, the 600% eligibility can be exhausted in 4 years if a student uses full-time Pell awards for three terms (Fall, Spring, and Summer) every academic year.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
This grant provides need-based aid to help low-income undergraduate students with exceptional need. Funding is limited and priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFC). Apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students receiving SEOG are allowed up to $1000 for the academic year as funds are available.
Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG)
This grant is a need-based grant program for Oklahoma residents who attend an eligible college, university, or career technology center in Oklahoma. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours), have an expected family contribution (EFC) of 1700 or less, and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 15 to be eligible for the following academic year. This grant is funded by the Oklahoma State Regents.