Students automatically apply for grants and many other types of student aid by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your eligibility is determined by the information you provide on your FAFSA.
If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to receive grant aid, such as the Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, or the Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant.
Some grants are available only on a first-come, first-served basis (based on the date you submit the FAFSA), so TCC encourages all students to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible each year.
Once you have submitted your FAFSA, follow the steps in your MyTCC Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid office to find out what else (if anything) you may need to do, how much you can get, and when you’ll get it.
The Federal Pell Grant Program
The Federal Pell Grant is available to qualified students who do not already have a Bachelor’s degree.
You automatically apply for a Pell Grant when you submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The maximum Pell Grant can change each year and depends on federal funding. The amount you receive will be based on your FAFSA results, your cost of attendance, and your status as a full-time or part-time student.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants
SEOG provides additional funds to students with the highest need. Since Federal funding for this program is limited, priority for SEOG is given to students with the lowest expected family contributions (EFC) from the FAFSA who will also receive a Pell Grant in the Academic Year.
You will be automatically considered for this grant by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). SEOG funding is limited to a first-come, first-serve basis. Submit your FAFSA as early as possible for priority consideration.
Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six hours per semester to receive SEOG.
Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant
OTAG may be awarded to Oklahoma residents who show a certain level of financial need and who apply early.
You will automatically be considered for this grant by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to receive the award. For priority consideration, submit your FAFSA by March 1 each year.
The maximum award is $1000 per Academic Year.
Note: deadlines for OTAG are subject to change each year and are set by the Oklahoma State Regents.
HEERF III Grant
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) of 2020 and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) of 2021 established and funded the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) which provides emergency financial aid grants to help eligible students cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations.
Visit HEERF III FAQs to help answer common questions.