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The Best Investment You Can Make is in Yourself 

A degree from OU is a smart investment for your future, and we’re dedicated to helping you reach your educational and professional goals. Our financial aid advisors can assist you in exploring a variety of options, including federal and state loans, scholarships, grants, work-study programs, private loans, self-payment, and tuition reimbursement.


Even though OU’s tuition and fees are some of the lowest in our conference, we understand the cost of attending college can be overwhelming. We are committed to keeping the door of opportunity open for all qualified students.

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Our online bachelor's degree programs require 120 credit hours to graduate, and 60-90 of those hours can be transferred to OU from other institutions.

For example, if a student transfers in 90 credit hours, only 30 hours at OU are required to complete the degree. At $500 per credit hour, the cost to that student would be $15,000.

Total Degree Cost

$15,000-$30,000 depending on the number of transfer credits.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours 

1 Credit Hour = $500  

3 Credit Hours = $1,500 

6 Credit Hours = $3,000 

9 Credit Hours = $4,500 

Fees associated with the program are included.  

What is the FAFSA?

The Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA) provides more than $120 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds to help students pay for college each year and qualify for scholarships.

The FAFSA opens October 1 each year*. You can complete your free FAFSA application at

*Note: For the 2023/2024 academic year, the FAFSA will not open until December due to changes from the U.S. Department of Education.


What do you need to file a FAFSA? 

  • FSA ID, which you’ll create at 
  • OU Federal School Code: 003184 
  • Social security number 
  • Driver’s license 
  • Bank statements 
  • W-2 forms and tax returns for the last two years. You may use an estimated income; however, OU may require you to verify your income. 

Make sure to choose the correct year depending on when you plan to enroll in courses: 

  • 2023-2024 FAFSA includes Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024. 

1. Fill out the FAFSA

You can fill out the FAFSA electronically on the FAFSA website, use the myStudentAid app (available in your phone’s app store) or download a FAFSA PDF form that you can fill out and mail in.

Fill out the FAFSA


2. OU will send you an aid package

Once OU has determined your aid status, you will be sent an electronic or paper aid offer or award letter detailing the specific types of financial aid you have been awarded.  


3. Review & claim your aid

To claim your aid package, you must indicate the specific forms of aid you are accepting and return the signed acceptance form to the OU Student Financial Center.


Important Deadlines

Deadline Date
Submit FAFSA for 2023-2024 academic year  December 15 
Scholarship applications  September 7 (Fall) / February 2 (Spring) / May 15 (Summer) 
Apply for scholarships through CASH  February 1 
Submission of information requested by the OU Student Financial Center  June 1
Submission of Direct PLUS or private loan applications  July 1


Financial Aid Contact Information

College of Professional and Continuing Studies Financial Aid Services
University of Oklahoma
Buchanan Hall Rm. 105
1000 Asp Ave
Norman, Oklahoma 73019-4071

Phone: (405) 325-2929
Fax: (405) 325-5337

General Inquiries: 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central

Loan Deferment Request:

College of Professional and Continuing Studies Records and Registration
Attn: Loan Deferment Request
1000 Asp Ave
Norman, Oklahoma 73019-4071

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