Questions & Answers
Many scholarships are awarded to OCC students from contributions
made to the college from public and private donations. You can
apply for these scholarships if your academic performance at OCC
meets the scholarship's criteria. These scholarships are
posted on the web and at the campuses periodically during the year.
These scholarships are sponsored by a variety of organizations. A
limited number of applications are sent along with the scholarship
posting. Students must follow instructions and meet applications
deadlines according to the scholarship profiles. OCC does not
assist in the development of the scholarship criteria nor
participate in the screening and/or selection of the scholarship
recipient(s) except as prescribed by the scholarship sponsors.
OCC does not approve/disapprove/endorse the scholarship
organizations and provides the scholarship information as a public
OCC money offered to students for their active participation in the
OCC athletic programs. Money does not need to be repaid.
Tax Credits, Hope Scholarship and Lifetime Learning Tax Credit
Tax Credits can decrease the amount of money you owe for taxes or
increase the amount of your tax return. Exact award amounts will
vary. Consult with your tax advisor regarding eligibility
Technically a tax credit, the Hope Scholarship allows eligible
students pursuing the first two years of postsecondary education to
receive tax credits for tuition and fees. If you are not eligible
for the Hope Scholarship or if you have already attended your first
two years of postsecondary education, you may be eligible for the
Lifetime Learning Tax Credit.
An OCC Chancellor's Scholarship is available to each public/private
high school and adult/alternative education center in Oakland
County. The $2,500 scholarship covers full tuition and fees for the
first year only. Applications are available from high
schools and the adult/alternative education centers starting in
November of each year. Recipients are announced in March.
Download Chancellor's Scholarship - High School
in PDF format.
Download Chancellor's Scholarship - Adult/Alternative
Application in PDF format.