How to Pay for your Education at OCC

How to Pay for College Article

Paying for college can seem like an overwhelming process at times. That’s why OCC is committed to providing affordable quality education. Our annual tuition is $4,900 and there are lots of ways to make it even more affordable. Here are the steps we’d recommend to pay for your education at OCC.

Pro Tip: OCC’s financial aid office will help you fill out the financial aid application. Call 315-498-2000 or email to set up an appointment.

1. Apply for Financial Aid 

Everyone attending college should apply for financial aid. Walk through the steps to see if you qualify on our financial aid website. If you do, create your FSA ID and fill out the FAFSA. Our office of financial aid is available to help guide you through the process if you need assistance.

2. Apply for TAP (New York State Residents Only) 

Full-time students in New York State could be eligible for TAP. See if you’re eligible by walking through the steps on our financial aid website. If you qualify, gather your information and apply for TAP.

3. Apply for OCC Scholarships 

OCC awards scholarships year-round. Complete our scholarship intake form to begin the process of getting a scholarship that matches you. And don’t forget to apply for scholarships outside of OCC too.

4. Apply for the Excelsior Scholarship (New York State Residents Only) 

If you’re a New York State resident attending college for the first time and make $125,000 or less than you could qualify for the Excelsior Scholarship. See if you meet the other requirements and apply for the Excelsior Scholarship today!

5. See if you Qualify for Financial Planning Assistance 

Our Community Care Hub at OCC offers a financial planning program to students who qualify for assistance in this area. If you think you could use some help managing your money, call 315-498-2801.

Got questions in general about financial aid? Reach out to us by calling 315-498-2000 , texting 315-400-4057, or stopping into our financial aid service center Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Gordon Student Center.


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