The Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to assisting all students in finding the financial means necessary for the attainment of their educational goals. We are committed to creating a friendly, Christian-focused, professional and effective customer service environment to better serve Native American and other students and the Bacone community.

Types of Aid

Bacone College offers need-based and achievement-based aid. Need-based aid depends on a family’s financial resources. Merit-based aid is awarded for academic achievement and particular talent.

When to Start

You may complete your FAFSA as early as October 1 for the upcoming school year. The FAFSA will be calculated using taxes from two years prior to the school year in which you are completing it. It is important to file your taxes every year if required according to your gross income. The priority deadline for applying for financial aid is April 15 for the next school year. Remember, you must apply separately for each year.

 

How to Start

  • If you have not already, submit your 2017 tax return.  Electronic returns are often processed in 2 to 3 weeks while paper returns may take 6 to 8 weeks
  • Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval function to enter your and your parent’s income information
  • Create Federal Student Aid (FSA) identification numbers (IDs) for you and a parent that you will use to retrieve your IRS information and sign the FAFSA
  • Bacone College’s FAFSA school code is 003147

 

Work Study

As part of a financial aid award package, some students may be eligible to work at on-campus student jobs or off-campus community service jobs.
Most students in work-study employment spend about ten hours per week in their job. Work study employment is largely based on financial need.  Answer “Yes” to the work study question on your FAFSA to be among the first students considered.

 

Tuition

Students need to have a plan for meeting their college expenses, before they register and begin attending classes. The beginning point for this is the Financial Aid office. Once a Financial Aid Award letter has been presented to a student, the student will know what portion of his/her account the student is responsible to pay.

Try our net price calculator to receive a simple estimate of what attending Bacone College may cost you.  For the most accurate results, work with your advisor to develop a semester schedule and bring a copy to the financial aid office.

 

Financial Aid Documents

A small number of students may need to complete an additional process called verification.  The documents used for verification vary depending on whether a student is considered a dependent or independent, among other factors.  If your Student Aid Report (SAR) indicates that you have a verification code, you can find the corresponding worksheet below and download it at your convenience to get an early start.

Financial Aid 2019-20-Dep-V4-Worksheet.pdf PDF 06/10/19
Financial Aid 2019-20-Dep-V5-Worksheet.pdf PDF 06/10/19
Financial Aid 2019-20-Ind-V1-Worksheet.pdf PDF 06/10/19
Financial Aid 2019-20-Ind-V4-Worksheet.pdf PDF 06/10/19
Financial Aid 2019-20-Ind-V5-Worksheet.pdf PDF 06/10/19
Financial Aid 2019-20_Dep-V1-Worksheet.pdf PDF 06/10/19
Financial Aid Bacone College Satisfactory Academic Progress PDF 06/11/19
Registrar FERPA Release PDF 06/11/19

 

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal regulations require that all recipients of student financial assistance make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree or eligible certificate. Students applying for assistance through the Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal Work Study, Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG), Oklahoma Tuition Equalization Grant (OTEG), Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, and Direct Parent PLUS Loan programs must meet THREE requirements to maintain their financial aid eligibility at Bacone College. Read More…

 

When You Apply for Graduation

When students graduate, or if their circumstances change, they may need to complete student loan exit counseling.  A dedicated exit counseling page has more information.

 

Where to Learn More

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