Miscellaneous Scholarships

Independent Living Act (Foster Care Tuition Waiver)

The Independent Living Act was established by the 2000 Oklahoma Legislature to ensure that eligible individuals who have been or are in the foster care program of the Department of Human Services receive services that include housing, medical coverage and education. The first recipients of the tuition waivers were 1999-2000 high school graduates.

Eligibility

  • Student must be a resident of Oklahoma.
  • Student must have graduated within the previous three years from a State Board of Education-accredited high school, the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics or a high school bordering Oklahoma as approved by the State Board of Education OR the student must have completed the General Educational Development (GED) requirements.
  • Tuition waivers are available to students who have been in DHS custody for at least nine months between the ages of 16 and 18.
  • Student must be enrolled in a public college or university or certain programs at technology centers.
  • Tuition waivers will be made available to eligible students up to 26 years of age or upon completion of a baccalaureate degree or program certificate, whichever comes first.

Amount of Award

A resident tuition waiver covers the cost of resident tuition for all courses for which resident tuition is charged. The student is responsible for all other fees: special course fees, student activity and facility fees, assessment fees and others.

For Further Information

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
800.858.1840 (225.9239 in Oklahoma City area)
studentinfo@osrhe.edu