On this page you will find Workshops for FAFSA and Promise, Signup sheets for One-On-One Help with The Applications and a list of the most frequently asked questions about the applications
1. These Workshops are for Students in Grades 8 – 12
Learn about Programs that will pay tuition and other expenses to Oklahoma’s public vocational schools and colleges
Get Help that day with Applications for Oklahoma’s Promise and FAFSA
Saturday, October 16th from 10:30 to 12:00
Soaring Eagles Girls’ Teen Summit
Tulsa Dream Center, 200 W. 46th St. N, Tulsa
Sunday, October 17th from 11:30 to 1:30
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Activity Center
2434 E Admiral Blvd, Tulsa
Saturday, October 23th from 10:30 to 1:30
St. Thomas More Catholic Church Activity Center
2720 S 129th E Ave, Tulsa
Saturday, October 30th from 10:00 to 1:00
TPS Parent Resource Center
525 E. 46th St. N, Tulsa
Wednesdays, November 3, 10, 17 from 9:30 to 5:30.
TCC Diversity Outreach Center
2201 South Garnet Rd.
Saturday, November 13th from 9:30 to 12:30
Tulsa Dream Center
200 W. 46th St. N, Tulsa
We will be scheduling additional workshops each month through April
2. Get One-On-One Help with the FAFSA and Promise Application
We will be posting more signups where you can get individual help with these applications every month through April.
3. Frequently asked questions about these two applications.
Frequent Questions About Oklahoma’s Promise
Q. What is the family income limit? A. Currently $60,000 at the time of the application but can go as high as $100,000 in future years.
Q. What financial information should parents include on the applications to verity income?
A. A copy of a tax return. if you do not file a tax return, a copy of W-2s from an employer, Social Security benefits statement, unemployment comp or statements from other sources.
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. You also save on postage and copy costs. If you do not have easy access to a scanner, you can take pictures of your financial documents with your smart phone and send them to your computer so you can upload them to the application.
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.
Frequent Questions and Tips for Completing the FAFSA
1. Complete the FAFSA form online: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa The online form has a (?) feature that will answer common questions about each line of the application. YPNG has English and Spanish language instructional videos and one-on-one workshops under the “College Resources” and “Events” pull downs at the top of our homepage https://ypng.co
2. The form will let both Student and Parent set up a separate FAFSA ID and Password. Because the parent has a separate id and section, students do not have to see the Parent’s income.
3. Before you start:
- Have a SS Card with the name and Number for both Student and Parent. Makesure as you fill out the application the names match exactly with the SS cards.
- If not a citizen, SS Card and Green Card.
- If the Student is living with a Legal Guardian, NO parent information required.
- List of schools you would like to send the FAFSA. You can come back later andadd additional schools.
- If a student is living with a relative but that relative has not been appointed aslegal guardians, this situation is considered at risk of being homeless. The student can select that option and their FAFSA and NOT need parent information4. FAFSA will ask if you have ever attended college. If you are just graduating from high school, you will say it is your first year even if you earned advanced placement college credits.
5. If you are a Male, you will be asked if you have registered for the selective service. If you have not, you can register while you are filling out the FAFSA. But it is NOT requir
6. There will be a question about your Housing Plan – Answer Dorm, Off Campus or Home. 7. Only the custodial parent provides financial information if parents are divorced.
8. If your parent does not have a SS number, do not leave it blank. List 000-00-0000
9. Type the name and address exactly as it is on your tax return.
10. Parents do not report retirement assets on the FAFSA.
You can also go to the College Bound Resources sections at the top of the YPNG homepage and find 12 minute instructional videos in English and Spanish for the FAFSA.