Financial Aid

Financial Services

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

For questions concerning financial aid,
contact [email protected] 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 Freshmen Scholarships

  • Merit-Based
  • Mosaic
  • Admissions
  • Need-Based

Mosaic Leadership

Description:

A mosaic is comprised of various unique elements—each individual piece is beautiful, valuable, essential and irreplaceable. Together they form a single composite whole. God’s vision for the church is a mosaic. He gathers people from different nations and backgrounds into one unified kingdom. Since Ozark Christian College’s mission is to train men and women for Christian service, as a campus, we strive to prepare students to be able to serve in multicultural spaces and advance God’s vision for the church.

The Mosaic Leadership Scholarship is designed to recruit students who desire to be trained for Christian servant-leadership and come from an underrepresented ethnicity at Ozark Christian College. This is a scholarship in the amount of $6,000 per year ($3,000 per semester). Up to 6 new Mosaic Leadership Scholarships will be awarded each academic year.

Limited to students who:

  • Are new full-time degree-seeking students admitted to Ozark Christian College
  • Demonstrate a call to vocational ministry in the church
  • Have potential for leadership and service in the church and/or community
  • Are members of an underrepresented ethnicity at Ozark Christian College
  • Have a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or above
  • Are actively involved in serving a church

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

How to Apply:

  1. Meet the scholarship guidelines as stated above
  2. Fill out this application and submit it by November 1 (priority deadline) or April 1. Email it to [email protected], or mail to:

     Ozark Christian College Admissions
     1111 N Main
     Joplin, MO 64801

HOW TO MAINTAIN THIS SCHOLARSHIP:
Once the Mosaic Leadership Scholarship is awarded, it is renewable based on the following (besides the general OCC policies to renew scholarships):

  • The student is not placed on disciplinary probation. Such action will result in the forfeiture of the scholarship in a succeeding semester. It may be reinstated once the disciplinary probation is resolved
  • The student remains in compliance with the college catalog and all other student guidelines of the college
  • The student meets once a month for the entirety of your college career with the Director of Multicultural Affairs
  • The student is willing their third year of study to be a leader on campus in student life (e.g., resident assistant, class representative, life group leader, etc.)

All OCC Scholarships (with the exception of the OCC Grant Fund) 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

  • Merit-Based
  • Mosaic
  • Admission

Ambassador

Description:

This scholarship is in the amount of $2,000 over four years and is awarded at various camps, conferences, and events by authorized OCC personnel, and is not stackable with other Ambassador scholarships.

  • Limited number available per year
  • Must enroll 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 (with the exception of the OCC Grant Fund) 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). 
  • Merit Scholarships
  • Priority Admissions

PRIORITY ADMISSIONS Scholarship

Online students are eligible for a $500 admissions scholarship by completing the admissions requirements by the priority admissions deadline

Fall 2 Priority Admissions Deadline
September 18, 2020

ELIGIBILITY
Complete the admissions process by the stated priority deadlines (2 weeks prior to the registration deadline), for the module in which the student plans to enroll.
Recipients must be enrolled within one year from the date of being awarded a scholarship. 

RETENTION
Students must maintain a 2.0 OCC institutional G.P.A. while being concurrently enrolled (in at least one course) semester-by-semester. 
An official Leave of Absence will not disqualify student eligibility.
If students become ineligible, they will lose the scholarhsip for an entire academic year (Fall through Summer).

DURATION AND DISBURSEMENT
The scholarship will be awarded for an entire academic year (Fall through Summer).
The scholarship will not extend beyond four (4) academic years. 
Disbursements will be made in equal amounts per module (e.g. $100 per module). Adjustments will not be made for modules with no enrollments.

Online Platinum Scholarship

  • This automatic scholarship is in the amount of $1,500 per year. 
  • 3.5+ GPA
  • Resulting in $6,000 over the course of 4 years.

Online Gold Scholarship

  • This automatic scholarship is in the amount of $1,000 per year. 
  • 3.0-3.49 GPA
  • Resulting in $4,000 over the course of 4 years.

Online Silver Scholarship

  • This automatic scholarship is in the amount of $500 per year.
  • 2.5-2.99 GPA
  • Resulting in $2,000 over the course of 4 years.

Online Learning Merit Scholarship Guidelines

  • Upon acceptance to Ozark, merit scholarships are automatically awarded based upon the student’s cumulative college GPA (transfers) or final unweighted high school GPA (first-time freshmen).
  • The full value of the scholarship will be split equally between all five modules each year, only for modules that are attended.
  • The scholarship will be applied during the modules enrolled regardless of the number of hours enrolled for up to four years. 
  • Students can receive only one merit scholarship (not stackable with other merit scholarships from Ozark).
  • Students must maintain a cumulative Ozark GPA of 2.5 to renew their merit scholarship each academic year. If they fall below a 2.5 GPA, the scholarship can be renewed following the completion of the next academic year by reaching the 2.5 cumulative GPA. 
  • Students that do not enroll in any coursework during a full academic year will not be eligible for scholarship renewal for any future years.

Questions about scholarship awards? Contact Mary Hurley, the Online Learning Admissions Counselor at 417.626.1277.

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