Tulsa Achieves Gap Funding

What is Gap Funding?

Tulsa Achieves pays up to 100% of tuition and fees for a maximum of 63 college credit hours. As a gap-funding program, Tulsa Achieves pays any remaining balance after all state, federal and private grant funding have been applied to your account. Apart from books and supplies, there is no cost to the student!

How It Works

After a FAFSA has been successfully submitted and a student’s eligibility for Federal and State grants has been determined, the Financial Aid Department at TCC will disburse financial aid awards accordingly. Following financial aid disbursement, Tulsa Achieves funds are applied to the remaining balance according to the following guidelines:

Students Receiving Grant Aid

If a student receives federal or state grants that do not cover the entire cost of attendance, Tulsa Achieves will pay the remaining balance so that the student is able to attend TCC without the cost of tuition and fees.

If a student receives federal or state grants that cover the entire cost of tuition and fees, we encourage them to still apply for Tulsa Achieves! Finances could change and they could have a balance in future semesters. They are also then eligible for Tulsa Achieves transfer scholarships.

Students Not Receiving Grant Aid

If a student does not receive federal or state grants Tulsa Achieves will pay all tuition and fees so that the student is able to attend TCC without cost, not including books and supplies.

Students with Partial Tulsa County Residency

For students that did not live in Tulsa County all four years of high school, Tulsa Achieves funds will be pro-rated as indicated on our eligibility page.

Other Requirements

  • Students must be degree seeking
  • Students must be enrolled for courses that are applicable to the program of study on record (CPoS)
  • Students are expected to meet federal requirements

When are Tulsa Achieves Funds Applied?

Tulsa Achieves funds are not disbursed until after the first month of the semester.

In order to ensure that payments are made correctly to all eligible student accounts, Tulsa Achieves funds are not applied until after the Add/Drop period has passed and student schedules are relatively stable for the semester.

Contact Tulsa Achieves

If you have questions about your Tulsa Achieves funding, please contact the admission office at admission@tulsacc.edu or 918-595-8000