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Affordability

How much does an OCU Education cost?

Almost certainly less than you think! Nearly every student at Oklahoma City University receives significant financial aid, through tuition discounts, scholarships, and grants.

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Sticker price: $41,946

— Average
First-Year Student Aid
(Fall 2021) $21,476

= Actual Cost: $20,470

Estimated Annual Costs (2023–2024)

Annual Block Tuition: $28,936

Annual University Fees: $4,650

Annual Housing: $4,480

Annual Meal Plan: $4,852

— then subtract —

Merit/Talent Scholarships: $13,218

Need-Based Grants: $7,828

Federal student Loans: $15,172

Cost Details

Annual Block Tuition covers 12-16 credit hours (CHs) per semester. Students taking 17 or more CHs per semester are charged $980 per additional credit hour over 16 CHs. Students taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester are charged $980 per credit hour. Costs do not include any individual course-specific fees or books (estimated at $50 per credit hour). Housing price is for a double room in Walker Hall. Meal plan price is for Meal Plan C. Need-based grants are the annual average for Fall 2022 first-year students who qualified. Current maximum amounts are Pell (Federal) - $6,895; FSEOG (Federal) - $1,500; OTAG (State) - $1,300, and OTEG (State) - $2,000. Federal student loans are the annual average for Fall 2022 first-year students who qualified. These consist of Direct Subsidized, Direct Unsubsidized, and Parent PLUS loans. Merit- and talent-based scholarships are the annual average for all Fall 2022 first-year students.

So how does OCU’s estimated annual cost compare with other universities in the area?

  • Oklahoma State University: $14.603
  • University of Central Oklahoma: $17,477
  • Oklahoma City University: $20,470
  • Oklahoma Christian: $19,807
  • University of Oklahoma: $22,022
  • Oklahoma Baptist University: $23,871
  • University of Tulsa: $26,341

Source: The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2020–2021 average net price

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