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Scholarship Checklist

  • Students planning to apply for scholarships must complete the Online Admissions Application at Once the application is received a NOC User Name and Password will be emailed to you. There is a 48 hour waiting period for the credentials to be validated.
  • Complete the Institutional Scholarship Application at You will “Sign in” using your NOC User Name and Password.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) at (Northern’s Title IV Institutional Code is 003162).
  • New Filing year opens in December for the next academic year.
  • When NOC receives the Student Aid Report, you will be notified and asked to complete additional documentation.
  • Applications received prior to January 1st, will receive their documents after the first of the year.
  • If you have not been notified by NOC within two weeks of filing a completed FAFSA, with the exception of those who filed prior to January 1st, please contact the Financial Aid Office to see if additional information is needed.
  • To be considered for scholarships the Financial Aid Office must have received your FAFSA and all required paperwork submitted, regardless of eligibility.
  • Students who receive a scholarship award, but have not filed FAFSA, are REQUIRED to file within 30 days of their notification. Failure to do so may result in the scholarship being revoked.

    What to Expect:

    • Awarding of Financial Aid and Scholarships begin after Spring Break.
    • When all required documents are received, The Financial Aid Office will evaluate your student file and send out award notifications via email and include instructions on how to log into the Financial Aid site and accept your awards.
    • Scholarship award notifications will be sent via email and contain a link to the scholarship website that gives details about the offer.
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    • NOTE: All Financial Aid will be applied to student accounts first from state and federal financial aid grants, i.e., Pell, SEOG, OTAG, AHLAP, etc. These will become the primary source of funding student’s educational costs. All scholarship students must apply for FAFSA within 30 days of accepting a scholarship award. (students receiving NOC scholarship awards that are the equivalent of a full ride scholarship could be eligible for partial refund up to $1,000.)

    Need to Know:

    1. Not every scholarship is available for award every year. Funding determines availability.
    2. While every effort is taken to ensure that the correct information is presented, current NOC policy, State Regents’ policy, NOC Foundation policy, state and federal laws, and/or the intent of the donor who established a Foundation scholarship program (as applicable) will override any outdated or erroneous information listed here.
    3. To be considered for scholarships, applicants are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) at (Northern’s Title IV Institutional Code is 003162) within 30 days of accepting a scholarship award. Failure to do so may result in scholarship being revoked. NOTE: All financial aid will be primary source of funding education. Best consideration date for financial aid is December.
    4. PRIORITY DEADLINE. Applicants applying for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship, the NOC/OSU Gateway Ambassadors Scholarship or the State Regents Academic Scholarship must submit an application by February 20. Priority deadline for all other scholarships is February 20 with scholarships awarded to qualified applicants on a first come, first serve basis until August 25. For new or transfer students, spring deadline is January 25.
    5. To be considered for scholarships, applicants must complete the Institutional Scholarship Application Form at along with any required additional documentation, i.e., high school and/or college transcripts, letter(s) of recommendation, etc. and submit to the scholarship office by the stated deadline each year. Application portal opens October 1.
    6. The scholarship committees on each campus shall determine the recipients for the scholarship awards. The Institutional Scholarship Office shall administer the scholarship awards.
    7. Priority will be given to applicants who are an Oklahoma resident, United States citizen or permanent resident.
    8. Students on institutional academic achievement scholarships, i.e., Presidential Leadership Council, academic, valedictorian/salutatorian, freshman/sophomore regents, etc. must be an Oklahoma resident and enrolled full-time.
    9. To align with Complete College America and the 15 to Finish model, students are encouraged to take 15 credit hours each semester/30 hours per year to graduate on time and start earning faster.
    10. Maximum institutional scholarships may not exceed five (5) full-time academic semesters. This does not include summer courses.
    11. To be considered for scholarships, applicants must adhere to the institutional academic standards policies, drug and alcohol policies, student conduct policies, and participation agreements. Failure to comply may result in removal of scholarship award.
    12. Scholarship funds will be applied for fall and spring semesters unless otherwise stated. Students who have a remaining scholarship balance within the current academic year, who have made good academic progress towards degree, and who have maintained scholarship retention criteria may use their remaining balance during the summer semester (If course is taken before June 30, scholarship will apply to current award year. If course is taken after July 1, scholarship will apply to next academic award year.)
    13. All students must reapply each academic year. A complete list of scholarships with criteria are available at
    14. Any student whose scholarship award has been removed from Northern Oklahoma College may appeal the removal by filling out the Scholarship Appeal Form and submitting it along with supporting documentation to the Scholarship Office.
    15. Variation from any scholarship policies or procedures requires an appeal to the Scholarship Appeals Board. This subcommittee acts as a hearing body on scholarship appeals for students or programs who are not in compliance with the institutional policies affecting their scholarship awards. Members shall consist of the Vice President for Development and Community Relations, Vice President for Financial Affairs, Vice President for Student Affairs, and the Scholarship Coordinator. The Appeals Board will evaluate information related to each appeal and solicit any additional documentation from the appropriate department/program representative and/or campus scholarship committee chair when necessary. Final decisions shall be submitted in writing to the President for approval.
    16. Scholarship appeals are limited to one year from the start of the semester last enrolled.
    17. Recipients of participation scholarships are required to reside in campus housing in accordance with the Statement of College Housing Policy outlined in the NOC Course Catalog and Student Handbook available on the website at
    18. Showing gratitude is an essential part of receiving a private scholarship. It is important that recipients thank our donors. Upon accepting your private scholarship from the NOC Foundation, students must complete a thank you letter and submit to the Institutional Scholarship Office. The NOC Foundation hosts various events to connect scholarship recipients with donors. It is expected that recipients will attend these events.

    Contact Information

    Institutional Scholarship Coordinator
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