Tulsa Achieves Scholarship
Plan A: Start Here, Save Money
It’s really that simple.
Tulsa Achieves pays for up to 100% of tuition and fees for graduating high school seniors living in Tulsa County. This includes up to 63 credit hours or three years at TCC, whichever comes first.
That’s an associate degree, done, and you’re halfway to your Bachelor’s degree for free.
Apply For Tulsa Achieves
Follow these steps to apply for the program. We recommend that you start the process in early October to allow time to complete each step.
Contact us with questions:
If you have already applied to TCC as a concurrently-enrolled high school student skip to step 2.
The FAFSA opens on December 1 for the following Academic Year and uses two years' prior-year tax information. You should elect to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool within the FAFSA for the fastest and easiest processing.
When prompted, enter the TCC School Code: 009763
Once finished, "sign" the form using your FSA ID.
High School graduates who reside in Tulsa County, complete your Tulsa Achieves form through the Admission Application portal. Sign in using your admission application login credentials.
Class of 2024 High School Graduates: Applications opened on Oct 1, 2023.
If you need assistance with your admissions application login information, contact the Admission & Prospective Student office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 918-595-8000.
Students graduating from accredited high schools can use their GPA for placement. Non-accredited graduates will need to submit ACT/SAT scores and/or take the Accuplacer placement test.
New Student Orientation is required of all incoming Tulsa Achieves students. During orientation, you will learn more about your new school, meet with an academic advisor, and enroll!
Your transcript must list your graduation date and final unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Only Tulsa County seniors graduating in the current academic year are eligible to apply.Full Eligibility Requirements
How It Works
The Tulsa Achieves scholarship fills the gap when your financial aid isn't enough to cover your tuition and fees.
If your balance is zero after we apply all your state and federal grant funds then Tulsa Achieves is not applied. If you do not receive any grant funds then Tulsa Achieves will pay for up to 100 percent of your tuition and fees.
What Percentage of My Balance Will Tulsa Achieves Cover?
Your funding is pro-rated based on the number of years you lived in Tulsa County during high school.
- All 4 years of high school as a Tulsa County resident - 100% of the balance
- Sophomore, junior & senior years completed as a Tulsa County resident - 75% of the balance
- Junior & senior years completed as a Tulsa County resident - 50% of the balance
- Senior year completed as a Tulsa County resident - 25% of the balance
Take Advantage of Dual Credit
TCC credit hours accumulated through dual credit do not count toward the 63 credit hours provided through the Tulsa Achieves Scholarship. In other words, you can graduate faster with less, or no debt, by leveraging your dual credit hours with the maximum amount of Tulsa Achieves Scholarship credit hours.
Am I Eligible?
Any graduating high school senior — public, private, or homeschooled — who lives in Tulsa County is eligible.
Additionally, you must:
- Live in Tulsa County
- Apply to Tulsa Achieves as a high school senior
- Graduate from a public or private high school, or home school
- Graduate High School with at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Must attend TCC the Fall after high school graduation.
- Be a U.S. Citizen or Legal resident of the U.S.
Maintaining Program Eligibility
To remain eligible, once a TCC student, you must:
- Maintain Tulsa County residency
- Maintain good academic standing
- Earn a 1.7 GPA with 30 attempted credit hours or less
- Earn a 2.0 GPA with 31 attempted credit hours or more
- Complete at least 67% of attempted coursework, cumulatively
- Complete at least 3 credit hours with a passing grade each fall and spring semester
- Complete a FAFSA each year
- Complete 40 hours of volunteer service each academic year
- Complete the course, College Success (COLL 1003)