Owens Community College Foundation
Success Tuition Assistance Program
In Fall 2008, the Owens Community College Foundation launched the Success Tuition Assistance Program (Success TAP, formerly known as the Success Program) which was created to bridge the gap between the federal financial aid received by a student and the cost of tuition and general fees at Owens Community College. Piloted in 2008 with Woodward High School in Toledo and with Findlay High School, Success TAP subsequently expanded to include all Toledo Public high schools, all Hancock County public high schools, Whitmer High School and Lake High School.
First Semester Entrance Criteria
Beginning with the high school graduating classes of 2013, students seeking eligibility for the Success TAP must:
- Graduate from one of the covered high schools.
- Enroll full time (12 credit hours or more) in the fall following their high school graduation.
- Qualify for some federal Pell Grant funding in their first semester.
- Have a high school cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
- Place into college-level English (ENG 111 or higher).
Criteria for Continuing in the Program
To maintain eligibility for the Success TAP after their first semester at Owens Community College, students must:
- Have met all criteria in the first fall semester after their high school graduation.
- Maintain an Owens cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- Enroll full time (12 credit hours or more) each fall and spring semester.
- Qualify for some federal Pell Grant funding each year.
- Success TAP funding covers tuition and general fees not covered by the studentís Pell Grant. Lab fees are not included.
- Success TAP funding is not applicable to summer semesters.
- Funding is available for the three academic years (Fall/Spring semesters only) following the studentís high school graduation.
- Success TAP funding is not available to students who pay out-of-state tuition.
- Students who leave school or drop below full-time status but have maintained all other continuing criteria may remain eligible if they return or resume full-time status within the three-year time frame.
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