Other Grants and Funding Sources
SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant)
SEOG is a federally funded grant program. Eligibility requires a zero EFC number and Pell grant eligibility. Funds are very limited for SEOG and awards are based on first to apply – first awarded.
OTAG (Oklahoma Tuition Assistance Grant)
OTAG is funded by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE). You must be enrolled in at least 6 hours and be an undergraduate student to receive OTAG funding. OTAG awards are distributed on the basis of first to apply, along with strict income guidelines and availability of funds. Any OTAG awards posted on your award letter are only projections at this time and do not guarantee funding. OSRHE does not release OTAG funds until late September in the fall term or late February in the spring term.
The Oklahoma Promise Scholarship covers the cost of tuition for students who meet the program’s requirements as determined by OSRHE. The scholarship applies for up to five years after high school graduation, 129 credit hours completed, or until completion of a bachelor’s degree, whichever comes first. Continuing students must be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to remain eligible for OK Promise. Beginning with the Fall 2018 semester:
- Students MUST have a completed FAFSA for the year on file with Cameron University in order to receive OK Promise.
- OK Promise does not cover remedial courses.
- The income limit check will be required EACH year for ALL student levels. For any year that the income reported on the student’s current FAFSA exceeds $100,000, the student will not be eligible.
Although the scholarship is awarded based on tuition costs only, the award does not have to be applied only to tuition costs if the student has another tuition-only award or waiver. If necessary, a student’s Oklahoma’s Promise award will be reduced or cancelled for that academic period so that the student’s total financial aid does not exceed the cost of attendance.
For more information on college eligibility requirements, please visit https://www.okhighered.org/okpromise/college-faq.shtml
Scholarships and Tuition Waivers
All institutional and non-institutional scholarship aid must be included in your financial aid package regardless of the source or method of payment. Students who receive assistance from outside sources are required to report this to the financial aid office. Adjustments to your aid package may be necessary as a result of your receipt of this aid. If the aid you accepted is equal to your financial need or cost of attendance, we must reduce your aid package (usually loans or federal work-study) by the amount of your scholarship to ensure that the total amount of aid you receive does not exceed your financial need or cost of attendance.
If you have a tuition waiver, your tuition will be reduced by the total amount of the waiver. A tuition waiver is not paid in cash to you; rather, your tuition charges will be reduced by the amount of your waiver. Certain tuition waivers cannot be "stacked"; you may only receive the tuition waiver with the highest value.
Scholarships are considered "cash" funding and can be used to pay for tuition, fees (besides fees such as ID/parking permit, late fees, etc), housing, and board charges. Funding that is leftover once your bill has been paid should be refunded to you.
Federal Work Study, Institutional Work Study
The work study program is a student employment program that provides students with an opportunity to be placed in part-time jobs on campus that accommodate their academic schedules. There are two types of work study available - federal and institutional. All students will qualify for institutionally-funded employment. Federally-funded employment requires that you have federal eligibility as determined by the outcome of your FAFSA and be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours. Institutionally-funded employment requires that you be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours for fall or spring, or 3 credit hours for summer. To apply, go to http://www.cameron.edu/personnel/studentemployment or use Student Quick Links in Aggie Access. All work study earnings are processed through the payroll department and are paid out on a monthly basis.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Funding
Students who receive educational funding from their tribe must
- Have a completed FAFSA on file with Cameron for the aid year
- Submit a BIA Needs Analysis form to the Cameron Financial Assistance office. Please contact your tribe's Higher Education office to receive a form.
Your Needs Analysis form will be filled out and returned to you. You must submit the completed form to your tribe's Higher Education department. Once your award letter is received, your award will be posted to Aggie Access to view. Your tribal funding may also be estimated based on prior funding in order to avoid or reduce an over-award situation. However, funds cannot be disbursed until they have been received from the tribe and processed in Financial Aid.