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TCC Financial Aid

If you contact a financial aid counselor they can help you find out if you’re eligible for a grant from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

They may also know of other scholarships or grants available to help you pay for a laptop, hotspot, or internet service.

You can email financial aid at TCCFinancialAid@tulsacc.edu or call the Student Support Center at 918-595-2000 to be connected with someone.

 

USAC Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet.

The Affordability Connectivity Program provides:

  • Up to $30/month discount for internet service
  • Up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price

The Affordability Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household. You can check eligibility requirements or apply for discounted services on the ACP website.

 

Assist Wireless Lifeline Program

Assist Wireless offers a free phone and free Lifeline wireless service if you receive assistance from SNAP/Food Stamps, Medicaid, SSI, or other government programs. You can find out if you qualify for Lifeline service, see the wireless plans offered by Assist Wireless, or fill out an application for discounted service on the Assist Wireless website.

 

Other Free or Low-Cost Internet/Wireless Service Providers

Tulsa Responds

Cox Low-Cost Internet Plans

Access from AT&T

T-Mobile Project 10 Million

TruConnect Wireless

 

Native American Nations

Some Native tribes provide financial assistance to students with technology needs, so if you are an enrolled member you may be able to apply for help from your tribe.

Chickasaw Nation Laptop Scholarship

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Technology Allowance

 

Everyone On

Everyone On can help you find low-cost internet service and computers in your area. Just go to their Find Offers page, enter your zip code and check all boxes that apply, and you will see offers available to you.

 

Free Laptops for Students

You can apply for a free laptop from these organizations.

Computers with Causes

Laptops 4 Learning

The On It Foundation

 

Low-Cost Laptops for Students

These organizations sell refurbished laptops for low prices, some under $200.

Human-I-T

PCs for People

ConnectAll

Notebooks for Students

Jump On It! Program

Give It Get It

 

Tulsa Library Student Hotspot

TCCL Student Hotspot offers 14-day checkout of a hotspot to K-12 and college students with a library card in good standing and a school ID or other proof of enrollment.

 

TCC Library and Tulsa Library Locations

TCC Library has four locations with access to on-site desktop computers and wi-fi for TCC students, and friendly staff of librarians and library assistants to help when you need it.

Tulsa Library has locations all over the Tulsa area with on-site computers and wi-fi, and offers free membership to anyone who lives, works, or goes to school in Tulsa County.