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The types and amounts of aid awarded are determined by financial need, available funds, student classification, and academic performance.


Unlike student loans, grants typically do not have to be repaid. Grants are funds that students with certain types of financial need may qualify to receive to help pay for educational expenses.


Federal Work Study

Federal Work-Study is a federally funded program that enables students to earn money for college costs through part-time employment. The federal government pays a portion of the students’ wages and the employer pays the balance. The program provides an opportunity for students to secure academic or career-oriented employment while providing essential to the University and the community. Federal Work-Study is awarded based upon financial need.



Loans are funds that must be repaid with interest, usually after the student leaves college. Students must meet eligibility requirements to qualify for federal student loans. Student loans are a serious financial obligation, and we encourage you to be very careful with your student loan borrowing. It is easy to incur a large student loan debt through these loan programs that will impact your financial future for years to come. For more detailed information regarding loans please visit


Summer Aid Eligibility

Meet the following requirements by May 20 for priority processing and timely disbursement of funds.

  • Have a FAFSA on file for the current aid year
  • Be enrolled at least half-time for the summer term*
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Submit any missing information
Aid Type Availability for Summer
Pell Grant

You should be eligible if you meet the following requirements:

  • Received a Pell Grant during the current school year
  • Have maintained SAP
  • And meet one of the two following requirements:
    • Enrolled full-time fall and spring, you must be enrolled in at least 6 hours for summer
    • Not enrolled full-time fall and spring, you may be eligible at less than half-time enrollment
Oklahoma’s Promise

You should be eligible if you meet the following requirements:

  • Received OK Promise during the current school year
  • Have not graduated
  • Have not met the five year program year limit
  • Have maintained SAP
Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans You will be offered any remaining eligibility if you did not meet your annual limit during the fall and spring terms.
PLUS Loan Requires a separate application.
Private Loan Requires a separate application.  Ask us about private lenders.
Federal Work Study Varies, depending on funds available.
SEOG No funds available.
Tuition Waivers Out of state waiver if enrolled in one on-ground class.  Academic tuition waivers are not available.
Private Scholarships Some private scholarship providers will award summer aid.  Check with the source of your private scholarship to determine eligibility.
RSU Endowments No funds available.

*Oklahoma’s Promise and some private loans do not require half-time enrollment.

Veterans Educational Benefits

The Rogers State University Veterans Affairs Office offers assistance and information on available programs, applications for benefits, admissions, eligibility, enrollments, and academic goals. Programs at Rogers State University are approved for the use of VA education benefits through the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs State Approving Agency. Rogers State University is compliant with PL 115-407.

Certain veterans, service personnel, plus eligible dependents or survivors qualify for federally enacted education benefits. The Veterans Administration (VA) administers several basic programs for veterans and service persons seeking assistance for education:

Post-9/11 GI Bill® (Chapter 33): This is the most comprehensive education benefit package since the original GI Bill® was signed into law in 1944. The maximum benefit provides the cost of tuition and fees; a monthly housing allowance equal to the basic allowance for housing payable to an E-5 with dependents in the same zip code as the school; and an annual books and supplies stipend of up to $1,000 per year.

Montgomery GI Bill® (Chapter 30): The Montgomery GI Bill® is an education program under Chapter 30 and is focused toward two categories of individuals. A provision of the Chapter 30 program allows persons to serve shorter periods of active duty if they subsequently serve in the Selected Reserves. These include reserve components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army and Air National Guard.

  • Category 1: Persons in this category first entered or became members of the Armed Forces at any time during the three year period beginning July 1, 1985, through June 30, 1988. They must have their pay reduced by $100 each month for the first 12 months of their active duty service.
  • Category 2: Persons in this category have Chapter 34 eligibility, have been on active duty continuously since December 31, 1976, and continue on active duty beyond July 1, 1985.

Montgomery GI Bill® For Reservist (Chapter 1606 or 1607): An educational entitlement program that is available to members of the Selected Reserve, including the National Guard. Those who will have six years service in the reserves after June 30, 1985, may qualify.

Chapter 31 Program: The VA provides assistance to disabled veterans through the Vocational-Rehab Department and certain dependents.

Chapter 35 Program: The VA provides assistance to the spouse of 100% totally and permanently disabled veteran; the spouse of a deceased-veteran (service connected); the spouse of deceased 100% totally and permanently disabled veteran; or children of a, b, or c veteran.

Veterans must provide a copy of their DD-214 (member 4) and reservists must provide a copy of their Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE), from their reserve or National Guard unit.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Additional Resources:

The Veteran’s Administration website has a wealth of information about the various programs and services offered by the VA.