State Grant Programs: Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG)
The Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program (OTAG) is a need-based
grant program for Oklahoma residents who attend
eligible colleges, universities and career technology centers
in Oklahoma. Awards are approved for full-time or part-time
Application is made through the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) available through high school counselors, the
financial aid office at the college you are planning to attend, or
at www.fafsa.gov. For best consideration, you should complete and
submit the FAFSA to the federal student aid application system as
soon as possible after Oct. 1. IT IS IMPORTANT TO APPLY EARLY.
Typically, OTAG receives more eligible applications than can be
awarded with available funds, and how early a student applies can
be the deciding factor in whether that student is offered an OTAG
award. For undocumented immigrant students, a special application
is available. See "Undocumented Immigrant Eligibility" below.
Financial need is measured by the Expected Family Contribution
(EFC), which is determined based on the information the student
provides on their FAFSA. The maximum EFC eligible to receive OTAG
may vary from year to year based on volume of eligible applications
received and available state funding. State funding is usually
finalized around the end of May each year. The EFC appears on the
Student Aid Report sent to students by the U.S. Department of
Education once the FAFSA has been processed. An award will not be
denied for academic reasons as long as the school's minimum
requirements for admission are fulfilled and satisfactory academic
progress is made according to the school's policy for student
financial aid recipients.
Undocumented Immigrant Eligibility
Undocumented immigrants meeting certain requirements may be
considered for OTAG awards. In general, qualified applicants
enrolling in postsecondary education for the first time in 2007-08
and thereafter must:
- Have graduated from a public or private high school in
- Have resided in Oklahoma with a parent or guardian while
attending a public or private high school in Oklahoma for at least
two years prior to graduation.
- Satisfy admission standards for the institution.
- Have provided to the institution a copy of a true and correct
application or petition filed with United States Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS) to legalize the student's immigration
Undocumented immigrants who have previously received OTAG awards
and/or who were enrolled in postsecondary education in 2006-07 or
earlier are eligible under the criteria that was in effect in
2006-07. These students should call 405.225.9456 or toll free
800.858.1840 for more information regarding their qualifications.
Qualified undocumented immigrant students should complete the Application for
Undocumented Immigrants (PDF, 255k), following the directions
included on the form regarding completion, and mail directly to the
Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program.
Currently, the maximum annual award is the lesser of 75 percent of
enrollment costs or $1,000 for students attending public colleges,
universities or career technology centers, and $1,300 for students
attending eligible private colleges or universities. One-half of
the award is disbursed in the fall semester, and one-half is
disbursed in the spring semester. Funds are released to eligible
students by campus officials after eligibility has been confirmed.
For Further Information
About Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG) or contact:
Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant Program
P.O. Box 108850
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-8850
In Oklahoma City: 405.225.9456