A+ Incentive Program Processes and Procedures
The A+ Program provides tuition and student fees for qualified students who have graduated from high schools in Missouri which have been designated as A+ schools. To qualify, students must meet the requirements established for the program including minimum grade point average (GPA), attendance, tutoring, and good citizenship standards.
Steps for Receiving A+ Program Funding
- Apply for admission to OTC at www.otc.edu and complete all steps to the Admissions process.
- Be degree-seeking at OTC.
- Be a United States citizen.
- Have your official A+ stamped high school transcript on file with the Admissions Office at OTC. A graduation date must be documented on the high school transcript for A+ eligibility.
- Complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov for the current academic year and list OTC as a school to receive the information.
* To complete a FAFSA go to www.fafsa.gov; OTC's Federal School Code is 030830
* 2012 - 2013 FAFSA required for enrollment in FALL 2012 - SPRING 2013 - SUMMER 2013
- Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) at www.fafsa.gov to see if your FAFSA was selected for verification by the Department of Education. Plan to submit your financial documentation to the school if your FAFSA application is selected for verification from the Department of Education. A+ will not pay until verification is complete.
- Enroll as a full-time regular student. (Visiting students are not eligible for A+ incentives at OTC.)
12+ credit hours - fall semester; 12+ credit hours - spring semester; 6+ credit hours - summer semester
- To defer your billing of eligible tuition and fees to the A+ Program you must enroll in MyPay MyWay each semester after you register for classes.
- To stay eligible for A+, you must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 as well as meet the requirements of the established Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
**If a student is eligible for federal financial aid that does not require repayment (such as the Pell Grant (FAFSA), Academic Competitiveness Grant, or Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant), those funds are applied to the student's account first. Any eligible tuition and fees not covered by federal grant funding will be billed to the A+ Program. Any expenses not paid by the A+ Program, or other financial aid, will be collected by MyPay MyWay at a later point in the semester from the authorized account you establish when you enroll in MyPay MyWay.
A student cannot receive a full Pell Grant and A+ Program funding simultaneously.