College Admission and Financial Aid

 

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“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

College Admission

Today, it's a rare college that will not accept homeschoolers. For up to date information, check their college websites and catalogs.

For PSAT information, see: College Board's PSAT Information for Homeschooled Students.

For ACT/SAT test-preparation resources, see Testing/Assessment.

College Board Org. Information on college planning, transcripts, testing resources and strategies, financial aid, advanced placement, CLEP, SAT, PSAT, and ACT testing. You can find out what financial aid you are eligible for and how to apply for it. Register for the SAT online. They even have information specifically for homeschoolers.

College Admission Writing Guide. Learn about essay terminology, requirements, the review process, and writing.

PA Homeschoolers Online Test Preparation Classes.

Another useful site in preparing for college is College Prep-101.

Test out of college courses and save time and money!

Lesson plans for CLEP testing preparation.

InstantCert online CLEP preparation.

iStudySmart.com will help you earn college credit by passing CLEP, DANTES and ECE Credit by Examinations.

Free University Project - study guide for CLEP.

Patrick Henry Preparatory Academy. Advanced placement, college-prepartory classes.

Homeschool College!

Bear's Guide to Distance Learning. Find out where you child can take college courses from home. Many homeschool students are now homeschooling college!

Patrick Henry College Distance Learning - Christ-centered. Complete two years of college online; then move on to the campus in Virginia.

Use the university that the military uses: Excelsior College. Other choices are: Thomas Edison and Charter Oak College.

123CollegeDegree: Roadmap for earning a degree from Excelsior. This student did it for less than $10,000!

Oklahoma Resources:

Oklahoma's Official Guide to Preparing for College: http://www.okhighered.org/student-center/publications/

Oral Robert University offers a homeschool college program that you shouldn't pass up! Your high schooler can take fully accredited and transferable college courses at home for a terrific price while finishing high school. Classes are offered in Art, Biology, English, American History, Humanities, and Math. ORU also has a scholarship program especially for eligible homeschooled students and ACT testing is available at the University once a month. Contact 495-6621 for more information.

Tulsa Technology Center. November through January is the time to register your teens for classes at Tulsa Tech for the following year. (They must be in 11th or 12th grade to attend.) This is an excellent way to provide your child with a trade in: Auto Service, Aviation Maintenance, Business, Service Industries, Computers, Construction, Electronics, Graphic Arts, Health, and Manufacturing. There is no charge for junior and seniors. They attend 1/2 day, 5 days per week, and homeschool the other 1/2 day at home. They also earn college credit for some classes. Ph: 828-5200. Their continuing education program offers part time evening classes (must be 16 years+) such as Cartooning, Computer Programming, Quark XPress, Photoshop, Screen printing, Accounting, and Floral Design. Ph. 828-1100 for more information.

Rogers State College Online offers associate degrees online in Liberal Arts, Humanities, Business Administration, and Computer Science. Homeschoolers can enroll as a special student or as a Concurrent Student if they have approval and satisfactory ACT scores. For more information, contact Kevin Cook at 343-7540, email him at kwcook@rsu.edu, or visit their website at www.rsuonline.edu. Kevin is actively seeking homeschoolers for this program.

Tulsa Community College and University of Oklahoma admit homeschoolers under the following provisions. Early admission may be earned by juniors and seniors if they score at the 90th and 75th percentile respectively on their ACT or SAT tests. Admission earlier than age 16 requires an ACT score at the 99th percentile and an evaluation of the maturity level of the candidate. See college catalogs for more information.

Northeastern State University (NSU) - A four-year college based in Tahlequah with extensions in Broken Arrow. See Web site for information on enrolling a homeschooled student. NSU also offers concurrent enrollment for qualified students.

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Financial Aid:

Federal Resources:

FAFSA: Scholarship search. Be sure to watch the FAFSA video!

Federal Student Aid: If you are interested in financial aid, here's another place to look. These programs provide more than $60 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance.

Student Guide: The Student Guide is the most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of student financial aid available through the Department's Student Financial Assistance office. Updated each award year, The Student Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them. The Student Guide 2001-2002, available in English and Spanish, is for the award year July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002.

Tuition Tax Credits: Find out about tuition tax credits for college.

Oklahoma Resources:

Homeschool students are now eligible to participate in Oklahoma’s Promise and receive the scholarship. Homeschool students must apply between the ages of 13 and 15. Like students attending non-accredited schools, homeschool students must also achieve at least a 22 ACT composite score on a test given on a national test date. The Oklahoma Legislature has set up this unique program to help pay for college education if the family's income is $50,000 or less at the time the student applies for the program. For more information, call the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education's student information hotline at 800.858.1840, e-mail okpromise@osrhe.edu or write to Oklahoma's Promise, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, PO Box 108850, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-8850.

OSU's Cowboy Covenant Program (related to OHLAP) and General Financial Aide Information for Parents/.

Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG) - deadline to apply April 15th.

The Tulsa Achieves scholarship program will pay up to 100% of tuition and fees for up to 60 college credit hours for students living in Tulsa County and graduating from a public or private high school. Home school graduates who reside in Tulsa County are also eligible for the scholarship. NOTE: There are deadlines each year to apply. Students must apply IN PERSON. Applications will NOT be accepted by e-mail or from parents. More information on Tulsa Achieves and TU.

Oklahoma City University has several scholarships for high school seniors. Frank Brooks Memorial Science Scholarship. This competitive full-tuition four-year scholarship awarded to an outstanding Oklahoma science student who chooses to attend Oklahoma City University and plans to major in the sciences. Great Plan Scholar Scholarship. A competitive four-year scholarship covering tuition, basic room and board, and fees is awarded to a student who intends to study science, math, or computer science. Preference is given to students from Oklahoma or the Midwest. OCUServes Scholarship. A competitive $2000 renewable scholarship for students who demonstrate a dedication to service and concern for the community where they live and attend school.

Tuition Wavers - available to Okahoma residents enrolled at least half-time; based on need or academics or a combination of the two. APPLY EARLY!!!

Tulsa Community College offers scholarships to students with scholastic achievement and/or economic need. Students may apply for scholarships of varying amounts which are generally for specific educational costs. A current descriptive list is available in the TCC Student Financial Services Office. Recipients are selected by the TCC Scholarship Committee during the spring term for the following academic year. To apply, submit the TCC Scholarship Application to the Student Financial Services Office by the announced deadline(s).

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