AM I ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE?
Students may be eligible for financial assistance through grants and scholarships. Sources of aid include federal, state, institutional, community, foundation and business and industry programs. To apply for federal student aid, students should complete the FAFSA application available online at fafsa.gov and use Autry Tech’s Federal School Code 013530. Students needing financial assistance are encouraged to call 580.242.2750 from 7:30am – 8:30pm, Monday through Thursday and 7:30am – 4pm on Friday. Additional information on financial aid offered at Autry Tech is available in the financial aid office or online at autrytech.edu. Contact Lisa Fuller, Financial Aid Officer, at email@example.com.
HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND REPORTING – EMERGENCY FINANCIAL AID GRANTS TO STUDENTS
Autry Technology Center signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement and assures that Autry has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
The total amount of funds that Autry will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students is $153,677.00. Autry will use half of the grant amount, ($76,838.50), for eligible students enrolled in the 2019-2020 school year and the remaining half, ($76,838.50), will be used for eligible students under the US Department of Education’s guide lines at a later date. The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid distributed to students under Section 18804(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of 6/16/2020 is $76,838.50.
The estimated total number of students at Autry eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18804(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 254 as of 6/16/2020.
The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 197.
Distribution for the first disbursement of the student grant will be a straight proration to all eligible postsecondary students enrolled in an approved program as of March 13, 2020. ($76,838.50 divided by 197eligible students = $390.05 per student.) Autry will provide an additional $188.50 to the first disbursement of the Student Portion of the grant so that the prorated student disbursement amount is rounded up to $391.00per student.
Distribution for the remainder of the student grant funds will be disbursed according to the US Department of Education guidelines. Autry will update this posting as more information is gained concerning the remainder of the student grant funds disbursement process.
The methodology used by the Department of Education to determine Autry’s allocation only included Pell, and Cohort FT and HT students from IPEDS.
Following are the instructions, directions and guidance provided by Autry to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grant.
Students were contacted by phone through SchoolMessenger informing them of an email sent regarding Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
Students received an email about the Emergency Financial Aid Grants. If students had expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID19 and were Title IV eligible, students were asked to reply YES or NO by the deadline.
Phone calls and text messages were made to students who did not respond to the Emergency Financial Aid Grants email.
Eligible students completed and signed an application certifying that he/she had expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID19 and certified they were eligible by meeting the criteria as defined by law in SEC 484, 20 U.S.C. 1091, in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) by being a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen and having a valid social security number. Students also checked all expense categories that applied:
____ Technology Expenses
____ Course Materials
____ Child Care
____ Health Care
The following self-certification statement was listed on the student application.
I, (Print full name) ___________________________________, attest, under penalty of perjury, that I meet the requirements of Section 484 of the Higher Education Act, HEA (listed above), that relief funds provided by the CARES Act stimulus will be used solely for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations at Autry Tech due to coronavirus (including but not limited to food, housing, health care, child care and course-related materials or services such as technology) and that all information provided as part of this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
The application was available at Autry for the student to complete, verify and sign.
The application was completed and signed before the check was made available to the student. The completed applications will be scanned to a network folder online for safekeeping. The actual applications will be kept in the business office.
INSTITUTIONAL PORTION OF HEERF
Autry Technology Center signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement for the CARES Act Institutional Portion of HEERF.
The total amount of funds that Autry will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and for the CARES Act Institutional Portion of the HEERF is $153,677.00. Autry has utilized these funds to purchase laptops (67), Macbooks (44) and docking stations (16) to expand the school’s ability to ensure our students will be able to continue their instruction should it become necessary to move to our digital/online instructional process.
ARE YOU A HIGH
• In-district high school juniors and seniors attend Autry Tech tuition free!
• No cost for books and supplies
In-district adult students pay the discounted in-district tuition rate which is calculated at $2.00 per hour.
ARE YOU A RECENT HIGH
Students may attend during any or all three years immediately following high school graduation if you…
• Live in the Autry Tech district
• Lived in the Autry Tech district their senior year of high school
• Meet enrollment guidelines
This scholarship only covers tuition for semester-type classes. Students are responsible for the cost of books, supplies and any additional charges. Scholarship eligibility will be reviewed each semester.
AUTRY MILITARY TUITION ASSISTANCE
Autry Technology Center’s Military Tuition Assistance offers up to $500 in tuition assistance to be applied toward one of Autry Technology Center’s full-time programs or one of Autry Technology Center’s Adult Career Development courses. It cannot be applied toward books or supplies. The tuition assistance is available to military personnel, their spouses and children. To be eligible to receive the tuition assistance, applicants must submit a completed Military Tuition Assistance application with a copy of Form DD-214 documenting an honorable discharge or a current military identification. Applications are available at autrytech.edu or you can apply in person at Autry Technology Center. This benefit will be extended to military personnel and family living in the Autry Technology Center district. Autry will award up to $10,000 per fiscal year in Veterans’ Military Tuition Assistance on a first come, first served basis. This assistance can be received a maximum of three times. Click here for an application.
BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS (BIA)
BIA provides assistance to qualifying individuals on tribal rolls. Each tribe handles assistance through their tribal area offices. Grants may be available for tuition, supplies, and living expenses. Contact the Tribal Agency Educational Office for application information.
A Tribal Leaders Directory is available at www.bia.gov/tribalmap/DataDotGovSamples/tld_map.html.
CHILDREN OF FALLEN HEROES SCHOLARSHIP
Under this scholarship, a Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination of eligibility is made. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must be Pell-eligible, have a Pell-eligible EFC, and be less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent’s or guardian’s death. In subsequent award years, the student continues to be eligible for the scholarship, as long as the student has a Pell-eligible EFC and continues to be an eligible student. For more information, please contact the financial aid office at 580.242.2750.
CITY OF ENID VANCE SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is available to eligible active duty military personnel, their spouses and dependents, and Department of Defense civilians employed or associated with Vance Air Force Base. Applications are available at Vance’s Education Service office, and completed applications must be verified and signed by Vance’s Education Service Officer (ESO). Contact Vance’s Education Service Officer at (580)213-7895 for eligibility questions, more information and additional military scholarship opportunities.
DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATIVE SERVICES (DRS VOC-REHAB)
Vocational Rehabilitation assists individuals who have barriers to employment. Services include testing, psychological evaluation, medical examination, and counseling services. In some cases DRS pays tuition, fees, books, and supply costs. Eligibility, application, and funding are determined by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Contact a local Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at (580) 233-0244 for more information.
FEDERAL PELL GRANT FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA)
The Federal Pell Grant program is a Title IV federally funded program which provides funds for educational expenses to eligible undergraduate adult students enrolled in financial aid approved, post-secondary education career programs. Pell Grant awards are dependent on the following:
- Student’s expected family contribution (EFC) as determined by the U.S. Department of Education using a standard formula to evaluate financial information (including income, assets, and family size)
- School’s cost of attendance
- Student’s enrollment status (full-time or part-time)
- Student’s actual number of clock hours attended by the student.
All adult and graduating high school students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA by applying online at www.fafsa.gov. The Autry school code is 013530.
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*Autry does not participate in any student loan programs.
FOLDS OF HONOR SCHOLARSHIP
Folds of Honor provides educational scholarships to the children and spouses of those killed or disabled while in service to our nation. For more information on applying for a Folds of Honor scholarship, please refer to eligibility requirements and application process at www.foldsofhonor.org/scholarships.
HORATIO ALGER NATIONAL CAREER & TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Up to $2,500 is available to pursue career or technical education.
To qualify, an applicant must:
• Have completed high school or earned a high school equivalency degree by Spring• Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall• Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited nonprofit post-secondary institution in the United States• Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)• Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity• Be under the age of 30• Be a United States citizen
The CTE application is open February 15 through April 15 targeted for high school seniors planning to enroll in the Fall of 2020. There will be another application period beginning June 15 for those not presently in high school.
For more information, access the Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Program website.
MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is committed to supporting Marine children in pursuit of their educational goals. This scholarship is for students planning to attend a non-degree certificate program or vocational training that is 12 months or less at a technical school, community college or private career school listed on College Navigator. Please visit https://www.mcsf.org/cte/ to check eligibility and apply.
If you’re pursuing a certificate program or college education that’s longer than 12 months, verify your eligibility and apply for the undergraduate and associate degree scholarships.
MY CAREER ADVANCEMENT ACCOUNT SCHOLARSHIP
The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. The scholarship assists military spouses in pursuing licenses, certificates, certifications or associate degrees necessary to gain employment in high-demand, high-growth portable career fields and occupations. Click here for more information and to check eligibility.
This scholarship is administered by the Oklahoma State Regents of Higher Education (OSRHE). Students apply at their high school while enrolled in the 8th, 9th, or 10th grade. Student eligibility is determined by the OSRHE and is dependent upon enrollment in an approved Autry program. Contact the Financial Aid Office to ensure that proper procedures are taken to receive this scholarship.
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OKLAHOMA TUITION AID GRANT (OTAG)
The Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant is administered by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE). Students may apply for OTAG by completing the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. The student must also meet all of the general eligibility requirements listed for the Federal Pell Grant Program, be an Oklahoma resident, attend an approved Oklahoma school, and demonstrate financial needs as determined by the OSRHE. Students should file a FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. Awards will be made until funds are depleted.
OKLAHOMA TUITION FEE WAIVERS
Tuition fee waivers are available for active members of the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard. The scholarship is funded by Autry Technology Center. Eligibility is determined upon continued active status in the guard, along with good standing in their unit and satisfactory performance in all required training. Applications are available in the Financial Aid office. Tuition fee waivers are also available for children of peace officers, fire fighters, military personnel, and Oklahoma EMT’s who died in the line of duty, and children of members of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System who were catastrophically injured or killed in the line of duty. Waivers apply to resident and nonresident tuition for all classes offered at Autry Technology Center and shall be limited to a period of five years of which must be completed within 10 years of high school graduation.
OTHA GRIMES SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is administered by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (ODCTE) Foundation and offered to adult students who show a financial hardship. Scholarships are to be used for expenses that directly relate to a student attending a technology center class. Award amounts are determined by the ODCTE.
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Application Deadlines: Fall- September 10, 2020; Spring- January 27, 2021
PRACTICAL NURSING ASSISTANCE
Physician’s Manpower is a nursing student scholarship/loan assistance program that is forgiven/repaid by a work obligation. Applications must be made by June 30th at http://pmtc.ok.gov/nurses
VETERANS AFFAIRS VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND EMPLOYMENT (VR&E)
The best and most efficient way for a Veteran to apply is to visit ebenefits.va.gov and submit an application for VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, VA 28-1900. Students may also download the form from the web, and submit it via US Mail to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Muskogee VA Regional Office, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (28), 125 South Main, Muskogee OK 74401. Autry programs are approved for the benefit on a case-by-case basis.
WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)
WIOA is a federal program providing financial aid, employment information, job search support, training, and educational programs to applicants who meet economic, employment, and geographical guidelines as determined by WIOA staff. For more information or to apply, contact the local Workforce Oklahoma office at 900 W. Cherokee, Enid, OK, (580) 234-6043.
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From helping the young mother who needed an emergency car repair to make it to the final week of class, to assisting the nursing student who could not afford childcare, to funding the EMT student who needed help paying for supplies, the dollars of the Autry Educational Foundation turn dreams into success stories.
FORMS OF ASSISTANCE
Autry Technology Center Educational Foundation is designed to assist students who have exhausted other outlets for assistance.Autry Technology Center Educational Foundation offers two forms of assistance:
•Emergency grants (Egrants)
EMERGENCY GRANTS OR “EGRANTS”
Egrants provide emergency assistance to current students, allowing them to continue their education at Autry Technology Center.
• Egrants are a “last resort” option. Funding is for non-tuition related emergencies only. Examples include transportation, utility and medical needs.
• Staff will work with the student to exhaust all other funding options, as well as work with students to connect them with area agencies who might be able to better provide assistance before suggesting applying for a grant.
• Maximum award is $250.
• Egrants have an open deadline
and decisions are often made within 24 hours.
Grants provide financial assistance to potential and current students to allow them to begin or continue their education at Autry Technology Center.
• Funding is for tuition, transportation, supplies, uniforms or other expenses that may be required for a student to successfully participate in a class at Autry.
• Grant amount is determined based on the applicant’s need. Generally, the applicant will be required to pay a portion of the expense.
Autry Technology Center plays a vital role in economic growth and quality of life in northwest Oklahoma through its multi-faceted and effective training programs. In fact, over 50% of the students in career programs are adults who are upgrading skills or learning new careers. A well-trained workforce provides stability and growth opportunities for our communities.
Many times students who need training to achieve their goals are unable to afford tuition and related expenses.
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The Autry Educational Foundation, Inc., with its 501(c)(3) status, receives its funding through the generosity of those who want to play a role in providing educational opportunities. Tax deductible donations are received from individuals, businesses, and other entities who share the desire to help others.
Thank you for your interest in and generous support of the Autry Educational Foundation.
Your contribution means we can continue to provide much needed assistance to students who otherwise might not complete their education. Your gift today will provide success tomorrow.
Please contact Autry at:
Autry Educational Foundation
Attn: Carol Colwell
1201 W. Willow
Enid, OK 73703
Financial contributions to the Autry Educational Foundation are tax-deductible.
The Autry Educational Foundation Tax Identification Number (also known as Employee Identification Number or EIN) is 73-1353799.
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