Financial Aid

Financial Services

Follow three steps to apply for all types of financial aid at OCC. 

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 $7,000 per year.

  • 26 or higher ACT score
  • 3.5 or higher GPA
  • Christian service and leadership
  • 3.0 or higher OCC GPA is required to renew

How to Apply:

  • Submit application for admission, high school and/or college transcript(s) and ACT/SAT scores. All items must be received by the deadline.
  • Minimum academic requirements: 26 ACT/1130 SAT score and 3.5 cumulative GPA. 
  • Only students accepted after December 1, 2017 are eligible to apply. 
  • Record a 2- to 3-minute YouTube video telling us what you're passionate about and how you want to change the world. Make the YouTube video private and send the link to admissions@occ.edu.
  • Submit a resume of your Christian and community service to admissions@occ.edu. Half-page minimum. 

Deadline:

Mar 15, 18

Mosaic Leadership

Description:

This is a PREMIER scholarship in the amount of $7,000 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

How to Apply:

Fill out this application and submit it to admissions@occ.edu or mail to:
Ozark Christian College Admissions
1111 N Main
Joplin, MO 64801

Deadline:

Mar 15, 18

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.

  • 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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