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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
Transfer Student Aid
(Fall 2021) $18,419

= Actual Cost: $23,527

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: $8,530

Need-Based Grants: $6,205

Federal student Loans: $12,902

Special Transfer Program Cost Structures

Adult Degree Completion Program: $390 per semester credit hour

RN-BSN (in-person and online): $390 per semester hour

Senior Citizen Tuition Rate: $350 per semester hour for Undergraduate students only. Rate does not include fees. Rate does not apply to Special Pricing Programs. Rate may not be combined or stacked with other university tuition scholarships. Must be at least 55 years of age prior to first day of semester.

Cost Details

Annual Block Tuition covers 12-16 credit hours (CHs) per semester. Students taking fewer than 12 CHs or more than 17 CHs per semester are charged $980 additional credit hour over 16 CHs. 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 transfer 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 transfer 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 transfer 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 Christian: $19,807
  • University of Oklahoma: $22,022
  • Oklahoma City University: $23,527
  • 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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