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What is the renewal requirement for Academic Scholarships?

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Renewal requirements for the 2016-2017 academic year:

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS:
NEW
16-17
Renewal GPA
Level 1
$13,000 
3.0
Level 2
$11,000
2.75
Level 3
$10,000
2.5
Level 4
$8,000
2.0
Level 5
$6,000
2.0
 
TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS:
TRANSFER
16-17
Renewal GPA
Level 1
$11,000
2.75
Level 2
$10,000
2.5
Level 3
$8,000
2.0
Level 4
$5,000
2.0

No rounding is permitted, even if your GPA is less than 0.01 from the requirement.

What happens if my cumulative GPA is lower than the minimum renewal GPA for my scholarship?

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If your GPA does not meet the minimum renewal requirement for your Merit Award by the end of the Spring semester, your merit scholarship will be canceled for the upcoming school year. You may attend summer school on campus at ORU (sessions 1-4 and Online A only, grades received after August 1 do not apply) to raise your GPA.  Courses transferred from another school do not increase your ORU GPA.

Effective Fall 2012, students who do not meet renewal requirments are granted one year of automatic scholarship probation and will receive their award even though they do not qualify. If, after this probationary period, the minimum requirements are not met the award will be canceled and additional probation will not be granted.

Can I appeal the loss of my Merit Scholarship?

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No. Students who do not meet the minimum renewal GPA for their merit scholarship receive their award for one academic year on probation. If, after the probationary period, the minimum renewal GPA is not met the award is canceled. Additional probationary terms will not be granted

How do I apply for an academic/merit scholarship?

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Merit scholarships are awarded by the Admissions office upon acceptance to the university. The award amount varies based on your national test scores and GPA (freshmen) or your cumulative college GPAs (transfer/readmit). No application is required.

I lost my merit scholarship due to my GPA. If I raise my GPA after the fall semester can I have my scholarship for the spring?

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No, but you may be eligible the following academic year.  We will review your eligibility following the Spring term and if you meet the minimum renewal requirements your merit award will be reinstated for the upcoming Fall semester.

Is it possible to increase my merit scholarship after attending ORU for a semester/year based on my GPA?

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Merit scholarships are considered final once you begin attending ORU and cannot be increased based on a later GPA.

The online scholarship calculator reflects information for the newest incoming class and cannot be considered accurate for current ORU students.

Is my Merit Scholarship renewable?

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Yes. Merit Scholarships are automatically renewed for up to 8 semesters out of 10 semesters of consecutive enrollment provided you maintain the required minimum cumulative GPA.

Can I receive my Merit Scholarship if I enroll part-time?

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No. Students must be full time (minimum 12 hours on campus) in order to receive a Merit Scholarship.

Can I use my Merit Scholarship toward the cost of Online Courses?

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No. Online courses are not eligible for ORU scholarships or grants. You must be enrolled in at least 12 “residential” (on campus) credit hours to receive a Merit Scholarship.

When do you start awarding merit scholarships? If selected, how will I be notified?

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Incoming students are notified by mail of their Merit Award upon acceptance to the University by the Admissions office. The award will be part of the official financial aid offer on Vision.

Continuing students’  Merit Award renewals are first posted to Vision in February but are not finalized until grades have posted for the Spring semester. Students who have not achieved the required renewal GPA will be notified by telephone or email by Financial Aid.

Can I receive my Merit Scholarship if I enroll part-time?

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No. Students must be full time (minimum 12 hours on campus) in order to receive a merit scholarship.

How do I submit missing financial aid application documentation?

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In most instances, you may satisfy a missing requirement by clicking on the link associated with the document request.

If you are missing either a Master Promissory Note or Entrance Interview Counseling Session, you will be directed to log onto www.studentloans.gov

Tax Transcripts for either parents or students may be faxed to the Financial Aid Office at 918-495-6803, dropped off at our front desk, or mailed to the Financial Aid Office at 7777 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK 74171. You may also submit an e-mail with attachments to ORUFinaid@oru.edu

During registration, it may take more time to record the receipt and review documentation submitted. Therefore, we encourage students with outstanding issues to review their VISION accounts throughout the application process, and follow up as appropriate

 

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