TCC Hosts BluePrint: A Day for Seniors to Learn about Tulsa Achieves
Tulsa Achieves provides a path to college for every eligible high school senior that resides in Tulsa County. Tulsa Community College will host BluePrint, an information workshop for all future Tulsa Achieves students to learn more about TCC and Tulsa Achieves.
BluePrint is Saturday, Feb. 24 at TCC Northeast Campus located at Harvard and Apache. The event, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. helps answer questions about Tulsa Achieves and get students started with the Tulsa Achieves application process and Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Applications are currently being accepted for seniors graduating in 2018. A student must attend TCC the fall semester immediately following high school graduation to maintain eligibility.
“Tulsa Achieves is a tremendous opportunity allowing students to attend college and earn a degree without student debt,” said Tim Fernandez, Tulsa Achieves director. “In fall 2017, we had our all-time high number of first-time entering Tulsa Achieves students with 1,914 who started college immediately following high school graduation. In any given semester, TCC will have more than 2,500 first, second or third year students, as part of Tulsa Achieves.”
Created in 2007, Tulsa Achieves has provided more than 17,000 students with the chance to go to college. Tulsa Achieves is a funding program that works in conjunction with federal and state grant aid and pays full tuition and fees for qualified high school graduates. To be accepted into Tulsa Achieves, the student must live in Tulsa County with a 2.0 or higher grade point average, and are required to complete the Free Application for Financial Student Aid or FAFSA. While students do not need to exhibit financial need to participate in Tulsa Achieves, the student must be eligible to receive federal financial aid. Students from public schools, private schools and homeschools are eligible.
BluePrint will have breakout sessions including a FAFSA workshop with TCC financial aid experts to help guide you through the aid application. Please see the registration form for a list of documents you will need to bring to assist in that process. A general student information session will provide a broad overview about TCC as well as a tour of Northeast Campus. Students will also be able to visit with experts from Admission, Advising, Financial Aid, and Career Services during the workshop.
Information about Tulsa Achieves can be found at www.tulsacc.edu/tulsaachieves.