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Outside Scholarship Recipient's Information

​​General Information for students who have received outside scholarships from an organization other than OCC.


Registration Information

  • In order for the Scholarship Office to assit your outside scholarship award, you must establish an account by filling out the appropriate paperwork.
  • You are responsible for paying your tuition fees at the time of registration. However, as a courtesy, Scholarship Office may defer your registration fees if you have an incoming scholarship award from an organization other than OCC scholarships.
    • To have your tuition fees defer, please stop fill out the Service Request Form and Submit it to the Scholarship Office.  This process is not done automatically by the Scholarship Office.  To ensure your classes are not dropped, please fill out the Service Request Form, and submit it to the Scholarship Office prior to your registration date.  This must be done in person each semester.

New Account.pdf

Service Request Form.pdf

  • If your tuition fee is deferred, Scholarship Office will pay your registration fees after add/drop date with your scholarship fund.  This allows you to finalize your schedule before registration fee is paid.  If your scholarship fund is not received by the add/drop deadline, you are responsible for paying the amout due.
  • If you have paid your fees you may request reimbursement from your scholarship account.  Please provide a copy of your registration receipt to the Scholarship Office, A reimbursement check will be mailed to your address within 4 weeks of receiving your registration receipt.

Books Account and School Supplies 

  • You  may request a reimbursement from your scholarship if you have purchased your textbooks already.  Please provide copies of your book receipts to the OCC Scholarship Office.  A reimbursement check will be mailed to your home within 4 weeks of receiving your bookstore receipts.
  • You may also request the Scholarship Office to set up a Bookstore Account for you to charge through the OCC Bookstore.  The Scholarship Office will pay the bookstore using your scholarship fund. 
    • To request a bookstore account fill out the Service Request Form in the Scholarship Office.
    • It takes 24 to 48 hours to set up a bookstore account, please plan ahead.
  • The account will be active for one semester at a time. Try to request enough to cover your needs for the semesters.  At the end of each semester, any unused funds will be transferred back into your scholarship account.
  • Students need to request a book account open every semester, it is not done automatically. 

Reimbursement for school expenses

  • If you pay all your school expenses out of pocket, you may request a reimbursement of your expenses. 
    •  Please provide copies of your receipts to the OCC Scholarship Office.  A reimbursement check will be mailed to your home within 2 to 6 weeks of receiving your receipts.

Keep in Mind

  • Use your funds wisely, especially if you plan on transferring to a four-year college or university.  Any remaining balance may transfer with you the higher institution. 
  • Your account will remain active while you are at OCC.  Once you transfer or terminate your education at OCC, your remaining balance may return to donor/organization. SO has an obligation to follow the guidelines set by the organization that awards the scholarship to you.
  • Scholarship accounts are evaluated once a year in the summer.  If your account has been in-active for at least a year, the funds may be returned to your donor/organization
  • Contact the Scholarship Office if you take a break in your education,  Appropriate steps needed to manage the remaining balance.