Financial Assistance at All Campuses

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant program is federal gift aid designed to provide assistance to those undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need according to the Federal Methodology and program requirements established by the federal government.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

This grant is funded by the federal government and administered by Ottawa University. Students who qualify are automatically considered for this grant; however, funds for this program are very limited. This grant is limited to students with exceptional financial need as determined by the Federal Methodology.

Federal Work Study

This program provides jobs for undergraduate students with financial need allowing them to earn money to help pay expenses for education. The program encourages community service and work related to the student’s course of study. Most positions for employment are available on campus; however, there also may be a limited number of positions off campus. The wage received will be at least the current federal minimum wage rate in effect at the time of employment. Students are paid every two weeks. The wages received cannot exceed the Federal Work Study award.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program

This financial aid program can provide up to $4,000 each year to students enrolled in specific educational programs at some OU campuses who, within eight years of leaving school, will be considered a “highly qualified” teacher willing to work full-time for four years in a “low income” school in a designated “high need” field. Failure to meet these service requirements will result in the grant funds being converted to an unsubsidized loan and the interest back-dated to the day of disbursement. Because of this caveat, students are strongly encouraged to give this careful consideration before proceeding with the application process.

Ottawa Tribal Grant

Any certified and documented member of the Ottawa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma seeking a degree is eligible to receive an Ottawa University Grant. The University will fully supplement any federal, state and private gift aid provided for the Ottawa Tribe member’s education at the University so all tuition charges and regular student fees are at no charge to the member. In addition, for any Ottawa Tribe member enrolled and residing in housing provided by the University, room charges (double occupancy) and board will be provided at no charge for as long as the member is an enrolled OU student and taking courses at a residential campus.

This grant is a continuing recognition of the long-established relationship between Ottawa University and the Ottawa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma. The grant will continue as long as the student remains in satisfactory academic standing according to the established standards of the University.