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Financial Aid & Scholarships

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to Rose State College. You can find information on how to apply for admission on the admissions page. Financial Aid is only awarded to students who have been admitted into the college and are seeking a degree.
  2. The student and one parent (if the student is a dependent) will need to create a FSA ID to complete the FAFSA. Write this down. You will need it every year and it will be used on all Department of Education websites.
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is 009185. NOTE: It takes approximately 10-14 business days for the Financial Aid Office to receive a completed application.

For assistance, this online tutorial offers help in completing the FAFSA. Or you can visit studentaid.ed.gov

You can also visit www.startwithfafsa.org for more information on completing the FAFSA.

Changes Impacting the 2017-2018 FAFSA (PDF)

  1. The U.S. Department of Education will send you the results of your application. This is called a Student Aid Report (SAR). Please review this report to insure all information is correct. If the tax information was estimated or manually entered you will need to request an IRS Tax Return Transcript from irs.gov.

Instructions for Completing the FAFSA by Manually Entering 2015 Tax Information PDF

Deadlines

For the 2017-2018 aid year (Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018), the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available starting October 1, 2016.

Most financial aid programs require that you submit an application and any required documentation while still enrolled. The Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG) Program usually depletes funds by the end of March for the upcoming school year.

FAQs

How does the school determine my eligibility?

A formula approved by Congress is used to process the financial information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The result is an index number — called the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) — which determines eligibility. The formula is standard to ensure that all students are treated fairly. For more information about EFCs, visit studentaid.ed.gov.

Are there other requirements?

A financial aid recipient must have a high school diploma or GED Certificate or equivalent to receive Federal Aid. If a student does not have a high school diploma, they must take and pass the GED or other equivalent state sanctioned test in order to be eligible to receive Federal Aid.

A student must be enrolled as a regular, degree-seeking student. They must be making academic progress as required by the RSC Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP). Here is a copy of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP).

What name do I use on my application?

The student and parent (if applicable) must use his/her current legal name, as recorded with the Social Security Administration, on his/her enrollment and FAFSA application. The college is not able to make exceptions to this rule since your legal name is recorded with the Social Security Administration.

Why do I have to provide verification?

Some students are randomly selected for a process called verification. If a student is selected for verification, Rose State College is expected to collect verification of income data from the student (and parents, if applicable). Such items as tax records and documentation of untaxed income would normally be required.

Not all students are selected for verification. However, if a student is selected for verification, this step must be completed before the awarding process  can be completed.

Do I have to register with the Selective Service?

All males born after 1960 who are citizens or permanent residents must be registered with the Selective Service System. Federal law requires that financial aid recipients meet this federal law. 

Office Hours & Contact Information
Hours
Normal Business Hours
Monday - 8am - 7:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday - 8am - 6pm
Friday - 8am - 5pm
Phone
(405) 733-7424
Toll Free: (866) 621-0987
Fax: (405) 736-0359
Contact
finaid@rose.edu