Grants are financial aid that does not have to be repaid by the student. Grants are generally for undergraduate students. They are based on need, cost of attendance, and enrollment status.
Federal Pell Grants
This grant is the foundation of federal financial aid and provides grants to low-income undergraduate students with the greatest demonstrated need. Apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In the 2014-2015 school year, Federal Pell Grants maximum is $5,730.00.
Changes to the Federal Pell Grant Starting the 2012-2013 Award Year
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG)
This grant provides need-based grants to help low-income undergraduate students with exceptional need. Funding is limited and priority must be 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 2014-2015 school 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. Apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 31, 2014 in order to be eligible. Awards are approved for full-time or part-time undergraduate students. For 2014-2015 school year, CASC OTAG amounts are $796 per year for part-time enrollment (6-11 hours) and $1000 per year for full-time enrollment (12 hours or more). This grant is funded by the Oklahoma State Regents.