Financial Aid

Financial Services

Includes tuition, financial aid, scholarship, and cost calculator information.

For questions concerning financial aid,
contact finaid@occ.edu or 417.626.1206.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1 to be considered for every type of assistance. (Additional applications may be necessary for different types of aid.) Make sure to include the OCC school code, 015569.

Complete an Institutional & Memorial Grant Application by April 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. I&M Grants are based on the remaining financial need as assessed by the results of your FAFSA. First-time students must also be accepted by the deadline.

Look for grants and scholarships from other sources. Don't forget to check with your church, or check our Outside Scholarship List (below) to help you get started.

First-Time Scholarships

  • Premier
  • Merit-Based
  • Admissions
  • Need-Based

Presidential

Description:

This is a PREMIER scholarship in the amount of $6,000 per year.
(Not stackable. Recipients will receive either a Merit-Based or a Premier Scholarship.)

How to Apply:

Awarded automatically based on ACT scores and high school GPA.

Mosaic Leadership

Description:

This is a PREMIER scholarship in the amount of $6,000 per year.

  • 3.0 or higher high school GPA
  • 2.5 or higher college GPA
  • Desire to serve the kingdom in a leadership capacity
  • Member of an under-represented ethnicity or race at OCC

(Not stackable. Recipients will receive either a Merit-Based or a Premier Scholarship.)

How to Apply:

  • Fill out this application and submit it to mcbirth.matthew@occ.edu or mail to:
    • Ozark Christian College Admissions
      1111 N Main
      Joplin, MO 64801
  • Record a two-three minute YouTube video describing why diversity matters in the kingdom of God and how you will contribute to building a diverse learning community at OCC.
  • Have two references each submit a recommendation letter (1 from a minister; 1 from a teacher/employer/coach/extracurricular leader). Please have references email their recommendation letters to mcbirth.matthew@occ.edu or mail them to the address above.

All OCC Scholarships are renewed based on the following: 

  • Student must maintain a full-time enrolled status (12 credit hours or more). Exceptions for students participating in our dual degree program may be made. Check with Student Financial Services for specifics. 
  • A minimum cumulative Ozark GPA of 2.5 is required each academic year unless otherwise required.
  • Scholarships are renewed by academic year. If a student loses the scholarship at the end of an academic year, it may be renewed following the completion of the next academic year by reaching a 2.5 cumulative GPA. 
  • All scholarships may be renewed for up to four years, unless the degree program is five years (e.g., Bachelor of Theology or dual degree program). 

Transfer Scholarships

  • Admission
  • Merit-Based

Ambassador

Description:

This scholarship is in the amount of $2,000 over four years and is issued at various camps, conferences, and events by authorized OCC personnel for recruiting purposes.

  • Awarded by Admissions Director
  • Limited number available per year
  • Must be used within two academic years of award date

Ozark

Description:

This scholarship is in the amount of $1,000 over four years.

How to Apply:

  • Attend an official Tuesday Tour and complete application for admission

All OCC Scholarships are renewed based on the following: 

  • Student must maintain a full-time enrolled status (12 credit hours or more). Exceptions for students participating in our dual degree program may be made. Check with Student Financial Services for specifics. 
  • A minimum cumulative Ozark GPA of 2.5 is required each academic year unless otherwise required.
  • Scholarships are renewed by academic year. If a student loses the scholarship at the end of an academic year, it may be renewed following the completion of the next academic year by reaching a 2.5 cumulative GPA. 
  • All scholarships may be renewed for up to four years, unless the degree program is five years (e.g., Bachelor of Theology or dual degree program). 
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