Application Information, Instructional Videos for OK’s Promise and FAFSA

Application Information and Instructional Videos for OK’s Promise, FAFSA and College Applications 

Table of Content for this Page

I. Oklahoma’s Promise

  1. Frequently Asked Questions about Oklahoma’s Promise
  2. Instructions for Filling out the Oklahoma’s  Promise Application
  3. Videos of Student attending Oklahoma Colleges with the help of the Promise program
  4. Other Information on the Oklahoma’s Promise Scholarshp

II. Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA)

  1. FAFSA Instructional Videos (English) and Written Instructions

III. Oklahoma College Admissions

  1. General College Guide by the Oklahoma Board of Regents
  2. University of Oklahoma Webinar on Admissions,  Scholarships and Financial Aid
  3. Oklahoma State University Webinar on Admissions,  Scholarships and Financial Aid

IV. College Application Instructional Videos

  1. College Essays
  2. Letters of Recommendation from Teachers for College Applications Videos
  3. College Admissions Interview Instructional Videos
  4. High School Resumes

V. Making High School Count – Videos

VI. Online Help 24/7 – Tulsa County Library and “Brainfuse”

  1. Live Tutoring for writing college essays and resumes
  2. ACT and SAT prep and practice testing
  3. Homework help on many academic subjects
  4. Tutors Available for Spanish Speakers

VII. Tulsa County Library and other Oklahoma Libraries

  1. Videos, DVD’s and Books on College Applications and Scholarships


I. Oklahoma’s Promise

Frequently Asked Questions About Oklahoma’s Promise

Q: What is the family income limit?  

A. Currently $60,000 for a family with two dependents,   $70,000 with 3 to 4 and $80,000 for five or more.

Q: What financial information should parents include on the applications to verity income?

A. You can doucment family income a number of way:

  • Copy of a tax return
  • Copy of W-2 from an employer
  • Social Security benefits statement
  • Spousal Support Statement if you are divorced
  • Statement from unemployment comp.
  • Statements from welfare agencies other sources of public support.
  • If you are paid in cash, list family expenses and estimate cash payments.

Q: Do Guardians have to provide income information? 

A. No. Guardians only provide the legal document appointing them Guardians.

Q: What if I am the parent but do not take the tax deduction for the student?

A. It does not matter if the parent does not take the tax deduction for their student. The Regents who administer Oklahoma’s Promise are only interested in verifying family income.

Q: What courses must the student complete to qualify of Oklahoma’s Promise?

A. The TPS Work Force Ready/College Prep curriculum includes the required coursed.

Q: What are the advantages of applying online versus mailing the applications?

A. Since the data does not have to be manually entered by the administrators, the application is processed faster. Go to College Bound Resources at to learn more about how to complete the application and scan and upload documents using a cell phone.

Q: Who can view my application and financial information and is my privacy protected?

A. Only the staff at the OK Regents for Higher Education who run OK’s Promise. They do not share it with anyone including the IRS, ICE or any other State or Federal agency.

Online Instructional Video on Completing the Promise Application by the OK Regents

PowerPoint on How to Complete the 2023-24 OK Promise Application By YPNG. To view the Power Point slides, first click in the lower left of the box and then on the up and down arrows  

2023-24 OK Promise English


2023-24 OK Promise Spanish


How to Submit the Required Promise Documents Online

To start the process of submitting documents online to document family income or a guardianship,  lay the documents you want to attach to the application flat on a table. If you have an iPhone, hard press the notes application and a bubble will appear that will let you choose “Scan Document”. If you have an Android, hard press the triangle shaped Google Drive. You will see a + sign in the lower right hand Conner. Hit that and you will see six the scan applications that has a picture of a camera. Then use the app to  take a picture of them with your cell phone. You will later be prompted to upload these photos.

If you are using a computer, send the pictures by e-mail to the computer you are using for the application. Click on the photo attachments in the e-mail and drag and drop them on the computer’s desktop.

To upload these documents, there is a blue link at the bottom of the application summary page just below the Mailing address and Fax number: Clicking that link will take you to the final page called “Send your files securely”where you can upload your document files. You then:

  • Fill in the student’s e-mail address and then the Student’s Name.
  • Copy and Paste the “Captcha Code” into the empty box and then hit “Send Your Files”

That’s it! In a few minutes, you will get an e-mail saying they have received your updated information. Please forward a copy of that e-mail along with the name of your school and the year you will graduate high school to Bill Langdon at and we will take you off our contact list and alert your high school counselor.

If you are a TPS student/parent and need further help, YPNG has one-on-one, bilingual workshops where a bilingual instructor can answerer your questions and help you complete the application. Just send your questions to Please include the student’s name, student id number, the school the student attends and the year of high school graduation. If we cannot answer it by e-mail, we will call you or arrange to meet with you.


Video of Students attending Oklahoma Colleges with the help of the Promise program

Other Information on Oklahoma’s Promise for High School Seniors

  1.  Individual College Promise Information


II. 2024-25 Federal Application for Financial Student Aid

The 2024–25 FAFSA application enables students enrolling in a college or technical school in the 2024-25 school year to be eligible for grants, scholarships, and other financial aid.

The FAFSA uses 2022 tax information from each contributor who provides financial support for the students. This mayinclude the student, the student’s spouse, a biological or adoptive parent or a stepparent. If you don’t file a tax return, there are other ways to report income.

Before you can start the FAFSA application, each contributor must have their own FAFAA ID with a unique email, username, and password. Application. It takes up to three days to get an ID. Get your ID before you start the FAFSA application.

As a student, you’ll be required to enter your Social Security number (SSN) or United States Citizenship & Immigration Services number (USCIS) to create your FAFSA ID. Contributors who don’t have a SSN can still create a FSA ID. Here is a video that shows people without a SS number how to apply for your ID:

It is mandatory that students and their contributors provide consent and approval to have their federal tax information transferred directly from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) into their FAFSA form. Not providing consent and approval will make the student ineligible to receive federal student aid. To learn more about  consent and approval on the 2024-25 FAFSA form, watch this video:

To invite people to be a contributor to their FAFSA, students will need to have a full names exactly as on their tax return, dates of birth, email and SS of each contributor.

List any colleges, career schools, or trade schools you’re considering, even if you haven’t applied or been accepted yet. You can list up to 20 schools on the online 2024–25 FAFSA form.

Here is a Video Link that will walk you through the full application:

You and your contributors can also get help applying by sending an email with your name, TPS high school, student ID, phone number, and email address to and someone will contact you about setting up an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions About the 2024-25 FAFSA

All U.S. citizens are eligible for federal financial aid, regardless of their parents’ immigration status.

You are considered an eligible non-citizen if you meet ONE of the following criteria:

  1. You are a U.S. permanent resident with an Alien Registration Card (I-551).
  2. You are a conditional permanent resident with an I-551C card.

Both student and their contributors must provide consent and approval to have the IRS transfer their federal tax information into the FAFSA form even if Your contributors don’t have a (SSN), didn’t file a tax return, or filed a tax return outside the U.S. If you or your contributors don’t provide consent and approval, you won’t be eligible for federal student aid.

Receiving free lunch just because everyone gets free lunch is NOT a qualifier for meeting the means tested benefits portion. Only those who qualified for free/reduced lunch per the federal program regulations receive this benefit and do not have to report assets.

 If you’re a dependent student, it doesn’t mean your parents are required to pay anything toward your education; Their information is simply used to determine the student’s maximum eligibility for federal student aid.

You can’t be considered independent of your parents just because they refuse to help you with your FAFSA. The FAFSA instructions will tell you what to do if you are in this situation.

If you have no contact with your parents and don’t know where they live, or you’ve left home due to an abusive situation, select “Yes” to the “Do unusual circumstances prevent the student from contacting their parents or would contacting their parents pose a risk to the student?” question on the 2024–25 FAFSA form. You’ll be considered provisionally independent. To complete your application, you should contact the financial aid office at the college or career/trade school you plan to attend to find out what supporting documentation you’ll need to submit directly to the school.

The  FAFSA Submission Summary is not an aid offer.Aid offers will come directly from any schools you’ve listed on your FAFSA form and have been accepted to.






The Deadline for state aid from the State of Oklahoma is in June. But Oklahoma distributes awards on a first-come, first-served basis. It really pays to file the FAFSA close to the Oct. 1 release date.


III. Oklahoma College Admissions 

  1. Guide by the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education

The link will let you download the entire guide published by the Regents for high school counselors and is updated every year.

    2. University of Oklahoma Webinar on Admissions and Scholarships

Link to Video

3, Oklahoma State University Webinar on Admissions,  Scholarships and Financial Aid

Link to Video

IV. College Application Instructional Videos

1. College Essay Instructional Videos


2.  Letters of Recommendation from Teachers for College Applications Videos

3. College Admissions Interview Instructional Videos

4. High School Resumes


V. Making High School Count – Videos

VI. Online Help with Your HS College Prep – TC Library and “Brainfuse”

Tulsa County Library members have free access to“Brainfuse” , a 24/7 online tutoring provider where students and tutors can communicate in real-time. In addition to personal academic tutoring, Brainfuse’s “HelpNow” also offers students a number of online services that will help you with your college prep like ACT and SAT practice testing and writing essays and resumes for your college application

Here is a summary of what you will find on this page at the Tulsa County Library’s Website:

  • Live Tutoring: You can Enter online classrooms and receive live, online help from a Brainfuse tutor.
  • Skills-Building:Helps you master an academic concept through expert tutoring and standards aligned online lessons for a variety of age groups and subjects.
  • 24/7 Help Center: Submit a question and a tutor will provide you with a response (usually within 24 hours).
  • Foreign Language Lab:Provides assistance and support for students who are learning Spanish.
  • Writing Lab:HelpNow offers two types of writing assistance.
    • Live Writing Assistance:Connect with an online tutor for expert writing assistance with our live help feature. Live help is particularly helpful during the initial stages of the writing process when you are working on the organizational and thematic features of your paper.
    • Intensive Writing Lab: For a more thorough analysis, simply select ?riting Lab?from the launch menu and submit your writing via our secure messaging feature. Within approximately 24 hours of submitting your paper, you will receive a detailed analysis of your paper in your message center inbox. Our writing experts are trained to focus their analysis on voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and organization.
  • Test Center:Visit our online assessment library to take practice quizzes in standardized tests like the SAT and ACT and practice subject specific tests, like math and science.
  • Flashbulb: Online flashcard sets on hundreds of subjects. You can also create your own flashcards and multiple choice quizzes for efficient self-study on both computers and mobile devices.
  • Collaboration:Study with your peers or school instructors online with “MEET”, which lets you easily schedule online meetings in the Brainfuse classroom. Use MEET to study for tests, work on assignments, or collaborate on projects.
  • Brainwave?:Brainwave? allows you to record a movie of your activity on the Brainfuse whiteboard for note-taking purposes or send them when an ordinary email isn’t enough. Brainwave is ideal for recording solutions to homework problems, class projects, or any other concepts that involve motion or sequencing. New Brainwaves are continuously added to the archive.

VII. Tulsa County Library and other Oklahoma Library Videos, DVD’s and Books

The Tulsa County Library has over 130 books, about a dozen DVDs and two instructional videos on all aspects of the the college application process, applying for scholarships and writing college essays and resumes. All you have to do is apply on line or in person for a library card.If you are a student in the Tulsa Public School System, you are already enrolled. You library card number is your student id number.

Two of the instructional videos you can download. Here is a link to one o f the downloadable videos:

If you don’t live in Tulsa County, there are other Oklahoma public library’s where you can get access to books on college admissions, DVDs and  instructional videos:

Eastern Oklahoma Dist. Library Muskoge, OK

OSU Institute of Technology Okmulgee, OK

Southeastern Public Library McClaster, OK

Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City. OK

Public Library of Enid and Garfield County, Enid,