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What to do First

Your first contact should be the financial aid office at the college or university you plan to attend. 

Find contact information for your school's financial aid department on the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education web site.

Applications for Aid

You are required to complete the FAFSA application in order to qualify for Federal Student Aid.  Eligility for other types of student aid may also depend on the FAFSA application.

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    Free Application for Federal Student Aid. All searching for college financial aid should begin here where one can submit current tax information for the student and/or family and and apply for government grants and student loans.
  • Federal School Code List
    The Federal School Code List is intended as a resource for anyone who is completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When answering the college name and address questions on the FAFSA, you should use the official Federal School Code and name found in this list to ensure fast and accurate processing.

Library Databases

Search these Library Databases to find funding for college.

Please note:
Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online and the Nonprofit Resource Center reference collections are only available at TCCL’s Central Library. Phone (918) 549-7323 for more information.



Oklahoma's Promise

Oklahoma's Promise offers qualified Oklahoma students an opportunity to earn a scholarship for college tuition.


  • Must be an Oklahoma resident.
  • Must enroll in the 8th, 9th or 10th grade.
  • Family income must not exceed $50K per year

Student Funding - Oklahoma

  • OKCollegeStart is the state's official website that provides information about higher education in Oklahoma for students, counselors, and parents. It is designed to be the most comprehensive and current source for college planning for Oklahoma students, beginning as early as middle school.
  • UCanGo2 Scholarships
    Search for scholarships by deadline or category.
  • Gear Up Oklahoma!
    GearUp stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs and is a federally-granted program that informs Oklahomans about free educational programs, as well as mentoring and financial aid.

Grants and Scholarship Programs

Student Funding - Additional Resources

  • Federal Student Aid - U.S. Department of Education
    Visit this page for information about types of federal student aid, eligibility criteria, and repaying student loans, and to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • College Board
    College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success through programs and services in college readiness, college admission, financial aid and enrollment.
  • College Confidential
    Features of the web site include:
    *Search for Scholarships
    *Calculate financial aid and academic index
  • CollegeNET
    CollegeNET is a guide to colleges and universities in the United States and selected other countries. An online scholarship database (MACH25) is also included. This listing includes over 500,000 private sector awards (including school specific awards) from 1570 sponsors. Users must create an ID and a password before creating a profile.
  • Fastweb
    Fastweb provides private sector funding sources of scholarships, grants, fellowships and loans. A personalized profile is necessary. Federal government financial aid is included.
  • FinAid
    FinAid is a comprehensive site, providing free access to a wide variety of financial aid resources. One source offered under the Sources of Aid is Fastweb. First-time users must register and complete a profile.
  • Smart Scholar
    Subject guide with links to scholarships, how to write essays, avoid scholarship scams and more.
  • Navigating College: Homeless and Low Income Student Resources
    Highlights of this guide include resources to cover costs associated with going to school, including tuition, housing, meals, text books, medical care and more.

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