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:

This is a 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 Mosaic Scholarship.)

How to Apply:

  • Fill out this application and submit it to [email protected] 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 [email protected] or mail them to the address above.
  • The Mosaic Leadership scholarship application deadline is March 15, 2020.

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

Summer Priority Admissions Deadline
May 8, 2020
Fall 1 Priority Admissions Deadline
July 24, 2020
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 and reactivations) 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 Maddie Hardwick, the Online Learning Admissions Counselor at 417.626.1277

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