Scholarships and Tuition Waivers
Cameron University has over 100 scholarships, and has awarded over half a million dollars to support your educational goals. All institutional and external scholarships and tuition waivers 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 the information to our office.
Once you have been officially admitted, you are auto-matched to any Cameron Scholarships and/or Tuition Waivers that you are eligible to receive. A general scholarship application is completed on your behalf with the information you provided on your Admission Application with your prior academic information (GPA, test scores, etc.).
You can browse the various Cameron University scholarships available on our Scholarship Portal. The scholarships are made available through the generosity of our donors, alumni, and friends.
Steps to Apply:
1) Sign in using your CU ID and password. You must be fully admitted in order to apply for scholarships. Please allow up to 48 hours after being fully admitted before logging on to apply for scholarships.
2) Choose if you would like to save your login information.
3) Review your general application, and make sure that your information is up-to-date.
4) You will be directed to the "Recommended Opportunities" page. Please understand, not all students qualify for these scholarship opportunities. You may click on the name of any given scholarship opportunity for more details.
5) To the right of your recommended opportunities there may be an “Apply” button, which means that that scholarship is requesting additional information such as: a resume, essay, letters of reference, or a combination of the three. You may be eligible for the scholarship, but if you do not provide the additional requirements, you will not be considered.
6) The "My Applications" button at the top of the screen will navigate to the status screen of your general application, your "Apply-To" applications, reference letter submissions, etc. You will also be able to view any applications you have been "auto-matched" to based on your general application and academic information. Please note this does not guarantee you will be awarded these scholarships.Your application will be forwarded to the appropriate committees for review in the spring. If you are awarded a scholarship(s), you will receive an email with further instructions.
7) The "Opportunities" button at the top of the screen will navigate to "Recommended Opportunities" or to a list of "All" available scholarship opportunities that Cameron University offers.
Students may receive scholarships, which are considered to be a "cash award", and applied towards the total balance due. Adjustments to your aid may be necessary as scholarships are processed to your account. If the aid you are offered is equal to your financial need or cost of attendance, we must reduce your aid (starting with loans and federal work-study) by the amount of your scholarship. If you receive federal aid, the total amount of aid you receive cannot exceed your Cost of Attendance, and need-based aid is limited to your unmet financial need.
Students eligible for a tuition waiver are still charged tuition to their student account. The tuition waiver will be applied to the student account up to the amount of tuition charged. Tuition waivers are not considered a cash award, and can only be applied towards tuition charges. Some tuition waivers cannot be "stacked", so you may only receive the tuition waiver of the highest value. If your waivers can be stacked, they cannot exceed the amount of tuition charged.
Third-party organizations may send scholarship payments on your behalf to be applied to your student account. Payments must include the student's ID, and specify which semester the payment is to be used towards. Checks can be mailed to:
2800 W Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
Students who receive educational funding from their tribe must:
- Have a completed FAFSA on file for the current aid year, or let our office know that you do not intend to apply.
- Submit a Financial Needs Analysis (FNA) form to our office to fill out. Contact your tribe's Higher Education office to obtain a form each semester.
Your FNA will be filled out, and submitted directly to the tribe unless otherwise specified. Once your award letter is received, your award will be included in your award overview in Aggie Access. Your tribal funding may also be estimated, based on funding previously received, in order to avoid or reduce an over-award situation. However, funds cannot be disbursed until they have been received from the tribe.