The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education administer several scholarships and grants that can help you pay for college. To help you get started we’ve provided information on some of the most common types of state aid. More information available at OKcollegestart.org.

Oklahoma’s Promise

Award: Covers resident tuition only. Student is responsible for payment of fees, books, room and board or any other charges.

Eligibility: Student must be an Oklahoma resident and enroll in the program in eighth-, ninth- or 10th-grade (home-schooled students age 13, 14 or 15). The federal adjusted gross income (AGI) of the student’s parents may not exceed $55,000 at the time of enrollment. Student must be an Oklahoma resident at the time of high school graduation and must file a FAFSA to confirm that the federal adjusted gross income (AGI) of the student’s parents may not exceed $100,000 prior to receiving any program benefit. The family income will be checked each year the student is enrolled in college. See other requirements.

Application: Apply Now

Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant

Award: $1,000

Eligibility: Must be an Oklahoma resident.  Must have financial need, as measured by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) located on the Student Aid Report sent by the Department of Education upon completion of the FAFSA.

Application: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be completed as soon as possible after October 1 as the date of receipt may determine eligibility.

OSRHE Academic Scholars (Automatic Qualifier)

Award: $4,000 per year from the Oklahoma State Board of Regents and a tuition waiver from RSU up to $3,000 per year (up to $1,500 per semester). This award is available for eight semesters.

Eligibility: Must score in the 99.5 percentile or above on the national ACT or achieve status as a National Merit Scholar, National Merit Finalist or U.S. Presidents Scholar. For Fall 2019, the required ACT score is a total sum score of the ACT skill areas of 135. Must enter the program the fall semester immediately after the graduation of their high school class.

Requirements: Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and complete at least 24 college credit hours per year.

Application:

  • Oklahoma residents who automatically qualify by scoring at or above the 99.5 percentile on the ACT can Apply Online Now. (Application may also be obtained from high school counselor or by contacting the State Regents student information hotline at 800-858-1840.)
  • Students who qualify by achieving designation as a National Merit Scholar, National Merit Finalist or U.S. Presidential Scholar can Apply Online as soon as the application is available.

Transferable: This award may be transferred from any four-year institution in Oklahoma to another four-year institution in Oklahoma after one year; from a two-year institution in Oklahoma to a four-year institution in Oklahoma after completion of an associate degree or at least 48 credit hours within their first two academic years.

OSRHE Academic Scholars (Institutional Nominee)

Award: $2,000 per year from the Oklahoma State Board of Regents and a tuition waiver from RSU up to $3,000 per year (up to $1,500 per semester). This award is available for eight semesters.

Eligibility: Must have a national ACT score of 30 or higher or have a 3.8 GPA and a class rank in the top 4%. Must enter the program the fall semester immediately after the graduation of their high school class.

Requirements: Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and complete at least 24 college credit hours per year.

Application: Application will be available soon.

Transferable: Students receiving the scholarship as an Institutional Nominee of a four-year university are eligible for transfer to another Oklahoma institution after one year of attendance at the nominating institution. Students receiving the scholarship as an Institutional Nominee of a two-year college are eligible for transfer to a four-year public or private Oklahoma institution after completion of an associate’s degree or at least 48 credit hours within their first two academic years at any combination of two-year colleges in the State System. In addition, the Institutional Nominee of a two-year college must attend the nominating institution for the first year.

Regional University Baccalaureate Scholarship

Award: $3,000 from the Oklahoma State Board of Regents and a tuition waiver from Rogers State University of up to $3,000 per year (up to $1,500 per semester.) This award is available for eight semesters.

Eligibility: Must be an Oklahoma resident and have either a national ACT score of 30 or above or be a National Merit Semifinalist or Commended Student.

Requirements: Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and complete at least 24 college credit hours per year.  The scholarship is non-transferable and may only be used at the college making the award.

Application: Application will be available soon.

Foster Care Tuition Waiver

Award: Resident tuition only waiver for all courses for which resident tuition is charged. Student is responsible for all other fees and charges.

Eligibility: Must be an Oklahoma resident. Must have graduated within the previous three years from an approved high school or completed the GED requirements. Must have been in DHS custody for at least nine months between the ages of 16 and 18. Tuition waivers are available to eligible students up to 26 years of age or upon completion of a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first.

Application: Contact the State Regents Office at 800-858-1840 or [email protected].

William P. Willis Scholarship

Award: This scholarship covers the average cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board.

Eligibility: Must be an Oklahoma resident. Must be enrolled full time and meet low income criteria as established by OSRHE. Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Application: Application will be available soon.