Summer Eligibility for A+

Summer Eligibility for A+

The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE)  permits a student to use A+ Program benefits at a community college his or her first summer after high school graduation, even if he or she plans to transfer to a four year college or university in the fall. 

Visiting students to OTC, or students enrolled at 4-year colleges and universities during the prior fall or spring semesters of the current school year are not eligible to use A+ funding during the summer semester.  This is due to the fact a student must be degree seeking at the institution where A+ is utilized.  Students who transfer to OTC with the intent of seeking a degree can complete the steps below to use A+ at OTC as long as the scholarship benefits have not expired.

In order to use A+ for the summer term, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Apply for admission to OTC at www.otc.edu and complete the enrollment process 
  2. Select a program of study (visiting students are not eligible)
  3. Have an Official High School A+ stamped transcript sent to OTC's Admissions Office
  4. Have a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with OTC
    1. To complete a FAFSA go to www.fafsa.gov; OTC's Federal School Code is 030830
    2. 2012 - 2013 FAFSA required for enrollment in SUMMER 2013
    3. **Last possible day to complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA online is June 30th, 2013.**
  5. Enroll as a full-time college student (summer enrollment - 6 credit hours)
  6. The Financial Aid priority deadline for the summer semester is May 1st.