Oklahomans want to see deserving students succeed – students who study and work hard, but whose families find it difficult to afford college. If your child dreams of going to college and works to achieve it, then we can help make it a reality!
To make that happen, the Oklahoma Legislature has set up a unique program for eighth-, ninth- and 10th-grade students (homeschool students must be age 13, 14 or 15) that will help pay for their college education if their parents' federal adjusted gross income is $55,000 or less at the time the student applies for the program.* This program is Oklahoma's Promise.
But college isn't easy. So to make sure students get ready for college while they're still in high school, the program requires students to take certain high school courses. They will have to pass those courses and keep up their grades. And besides staying on top of the books, students will also have to show that they're in control outside the classroom. That means staying away from trouble like gangs, drugs and alcohol. In short, the student promises to prepare academically for college and stay out of trouble, and in return, the state of Oklahoma promises to help pay the student’s college tuition.
If you don't qualify for this program, there are still other ways to pay for college, including scholarships, grants and student loans. For more information on other financial aid, see your counselor for more details, visit the Financial Aid Planning section of OKcollegestart.org, or call the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education's student information hotline at 800.858.1840.
*Special income provisions apply to certain adopted children and children in the custody of court-appointed legal guardians. Contact the Oklahoma's Promise office for more information. In addition, the federal adjusted gross income (AGI) of the student's parents (or the income of the student if the student is officially determined to be financially independent of their parents) may not exceed $100,000 at the time the student begins college and prior to receiving the scholarship. The second income check becomes effective for students eligible to receive the award in college for the first time in 2012-13 and thereafter.
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2901 Mt. Washington
Ardmore, OK 73401
November 9, 2017
The University Center of Southern Oklahoma is inviting all high school students and parents to come and tour the new facility. They will have academic advisors on site to assist juniors and seniors with their concurrent enrollment and financial aid advisors onsite to assist students with their FAFSA's (even if they are not sure if they are coming to MSC).
The University Center can be a great option for students to be able to reach their higher education goals at a fraction of the cost!
You can enroll for Spring classes and file your FAFSA all in one place. We will have campus tours and food trucks available as well.
On Tuesday, November 14th, we will be taking all sophomores to Southern Tech for Tec-X Day. It is from 8:45-11:35. Students will report to their first hour class like normal. We will leave the school at approximately 8:15 and will return for lunch.
Tec-X is an activity held each year at Southern Tech. Once a year, they invite our school to bring our sophomore students to visit their campus and tour several of the classes offered at Southern Tech. Your student was allowed to choose the classes he/she wants to visit. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to see the various programs that will be available to them as juniors and seniors.
On Thursday, November 16th, we will be taking all seniors to Southern Tech for Manufacturing Day. It is from 8:45-11:00 am. Students will report to their first hour class like normal. We will leave the school at approximately 8:15.
Manufacturing Day is a day where Southern Tech invites various career professionals from our area to come and visit with seniors about their occupation and the businesses they represent. Southern tech representatives will also be available to visit with seniors concerning any questions they may have about the possibility of attending Southern Tech after they graduate. This will be a wonderful opportunity for our seniors to learn more about various college/career opportunities.
On October 5, 2017, 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm, the Seminar Center at Ardmore Southern Tech (SOTC) will be hosting a college fair. Register at www.gotocollegefairs.com. You will need to print your barcode.
Representatives from most of the Oklahoma colleges/universities will be there. You will be able to visit as many college/university tables as you would like. They will be able to answer your questions and provide you with information about their school. There will also be meetings you can attend to learn more about financial aid and the More Scholarship.
If you need to contact me, please call me or fill out the contact form.
Mrs. Carolyn Lancaster