FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)/Pell Grant – https://fafsa.ed.gov/
The Federal Pell Grant program is a Title IV federally funded program which provides funds for educational expenses to eligible undergraduate adult students enrolled in financial aid approved, post-secondary education career programs. Pell Grant awards are dependent on the following:
- Student’s expected family contribution (EFC) as determined by the U.S. Department of Education using a standard formula to evaluate financial information (including income, assets, and family size)
- School’s cost of attendance
- Student’s enrollment status (full-time or part-time)
- Student’s actual number of clock hours attended by the student.
All adult and graduating high school students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA by applying online at www.fafsa.gov. Chisholm Trail Technology Center’s school code is 030511.
*CTTC does not participate in any student loan programs.
Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) - https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA - http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/fafsasimplification/
IRS Data Retrieval Tutorial - http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/media/videos/1516/english/irs-data-retrieval.htm
***FAFSA Changes for 2017-2018
Starting with the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), these changes will be in effect:
1) You will be able to submit your FAFSA earlier. You can file your 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling you to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.
2) You will use earlier income and tax information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, you—and your parent(s), as appropriate—will report your 2015 income and tax information, rather than your 2016 income and tax information.
Reference the 2017-2018 FAFSA Update Handout for Parents & Students for more information.
STATE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG)
The Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant is administered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE). Students may apply for OTAG by completing the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. The student must also meet all of the general eligibility requirements listed for the Federal Pell Grant Program, be an Oklahoma resident, attend an approved Oklahoma school, and demonstrate financial needs as determined by the OSRHE. For the 2016-2017 academic year, the priority deadline is to file a FAFSA by March 1, 2016. For the 2017-2018 academic year, students should file a FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2016. Awards will be made until funds are depleted.
Oklahoma’s Promise (OHLAP)
This scholarship is administered by the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education (OSRHE). Students apply at their high school while enrolled in the 8th, 9th, or 10th grade. Student eligibility is determined by the OSRHE and is dependent upon enrollment in an approved CTTC program. Contact the Financial Aid Office to ensure that proper procedures are taken to receive this scholarship.
More information is also available at www.okpromise.org.
OTHER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
Otha Grimes Scholarship
This scholarship is administered by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (ODCTE) Foundation and offered to adult students who show a financial hardship. Scholarships are to be used for expenses that directly relate to a student attending a technology center class. Award amounts are determined by the ODCTE. Application available at http://www.okcareertech.org/about/foundation/scholarships/copy_of_20152016OthaGrimesandFrancisTuttleApplicationFillable.pdf
Application Deadlines: Fall- September 1; Spring- January 20.
Department of Rehabilitative Services
Vocational Rehabilitation assists individuals who have barriers to employment. Services include testing, psychological evaluation, medical examination, and counseling services. In some cases DRS pays tuition, fees, books, and supply costs. Eligibility, application, and funding are determined by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Contact a local Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at (580) 233-0244 for more information.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
WIOA is a federal program providing financial aid, employment information, job search support, training, and educational programs to applicants who meet economic, employment, and geographical guidelines as determined by WIOA staff. For more information or to apply, contact the local Workforce Oklahoma office at 900 W. Cherokee, Enid, OK, (580) 234-6043.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
BIA provides assistance to qualifying individuals on tribal rolls. Each tribe handles assistance through their tribal area offices. Grants may be available for tuition, supplies, and living expenses. Contact the Tribal Agency Educational Office for application information.
A Tribal Leaders Directory is available at www.bia.gov/tribalmap/DataDotGovSamples/tld_map.html.
Pioneer Telephone Cooperative Technology Center Scholarship
Pioneer Telephone Cooperative selects up to thirteen qualified applicants per year. The scholarship shall cover the cost of tuition and fees for up to $500 per semester. For an application and more information on eligibility visit http://www.ptci.com/useruploads/files/2016-2017technologyscholarshipapplication.pdf
Application deadline: July 1
Practical Nursing Assistance
Physician’s Manpower is a nursing student scholarship/loan assistance program that is forgiven/repaid by a work obligation. Applications must be made by June 30th at www.pmtc.ok.gov/nsap.htm.
The Steward-Newkirk Trust is designed for area student seeking education and training in specialized careers. Applications are submitted to the Steward-Newkirk Trust Committee by the financial aid officer. The amount of financial assistance is determined by the Trust Committee. For more information and an application, visit with the financial aid officer.
FASTWEB – search a variety of scholarships at www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships
U.S. Department of Labor’s Free Scholarship search tool - http://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx
INSTITUTIONAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
13th Year Scholarship
The purpose of the 13th year tuition waiver is to provide assistance with tuition for in-district students who graduate from a high school in the CTTC school district. Eligible graduates have one (1) year following the date of their high school graduation to make the application. For more information and an application, visit with the financial aid officer