Any college or university that is accredited through the United States Department of Education. http://www.ope.ed.gov/accreditation/
Degree given upon completion of two years of full-time study or the equivalent. Most associate degrees are awarded by two-year colleges, although some four-year universities also offer associate degrees. Some associate degrees transfer to four-year universities; others are for career preparation.
Degree given upon completion of four years of full-time study or the equivalent.
A program that allows eligible high school students (juniors and seniors) to take credit-earning college
Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
A measure of your family’s financial strength based on income, assets, family size, etc., based on the FAFSA.
FAFSA – (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
The formed used to determine the amount of federal and state aid for which you are eligible. www.fafsa.ed.gov/
An undergraduate student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours or a graduate student enrolled in at least nine credit hours, or the equivalent, in one semester or academic term.
A student working toward a master's or doctoral degree.
OTAG (Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant) – This 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 undergraduate students. http://www.okhighered.org/student-center/financial-aid/
OTEG (Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant)
A grant is given by the State of Oklahoma to an Oklahoma resident student attending a private college in Oklahoma provided the student's parental income does not exceed $50,000. http://www.oicu.org/
A student who is enrolled in a certain number of course credits or hours which are less than full-time. For an undergraduate student, this is usually less than 12 credits or hours. For a graduate student, it is usually less than nine credits or hours.
Gift aid that is given based on financial need. How much aid you will be eligible to receive is based on your EFC. Current maximum per year is $4,050.
Student Aid Report (SAR)
The official notification sent to students after the FAFSA is received. This document will state your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
Standardized Test (ACT or SAT)
Test used by colleges and universities to evaluate an applicant's academic skills and abilities. The standardized tests most widely used by colleges and universities are the ACT and SAT. Oklahoma state colleges and universities rely primarily on the ACT.
A student working toward an associate or a bachelor's degree or a certificate.