It’s a common misconception that financial aid is not available for adults returning to college or entering college for the first time. Financial assistance is available in many forms ranging from government aid to industry-specific aid.
The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a form required to apply for student aid. Forms are available at college or university financial aid offices or online at www.fafsa.gov.
Additionally, it’s never too late to save for your college education, and the Oklahoma 529 education savings plan is a flexible savings program that allows adults to save for their own undergraduate or graduate education. The program offers tax advantages, including a state income tax deduction, and a low start-up investment per pay period through payroll deduction.
To find out how much tuition and fees are going to be at the institution you would like to attend, visit the Admissions and Campus Services page, then find your institution and click the Tuition and Fees link under that institution. You can also visit the Financial Aid Planning section of OKcollegestart.org.
Check out the following links to learn what kinds of aid are available, how to apply, how to contact campus financial aid offices and more.
Before starting a scholarship search, we suggest you read the U.S. Department of Education and Federal Trade Commission information on scholarship scams in an effort to protect yourself from being victimized.
The State Regents offer many programs and services to help you return to college or begin your college education. For more information, review the information provided on this site, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.858.1840 (405.225.9239 in Oklahoma City).
The State Regents have provided links to several external financial aid-related websites and hope they are helpful. However, the State Regents cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy or content of these pages or guarantee full access to them. All links open in a new window.