When will I receive my financial aid?

Financial aid at OU is typically disbursed in several stages. Here is a rough guide for knowing when to expect your financial aid (and where) this semester.

Graduation Tips for OU’s Nontraditional Students

Coming to OU for convocation and commencement can be a bit overwhelming—especially for online students who have never stepped foot on campus.

Essential Job Skills You Gain as a Nontraditional Student

Online learners develop some pretty significant skills—skills most employers look for in job applicants.

Time Management Tips for Online Learners

Follow these time management tips from some of our students, and you’ll be holding that degree in no time.

Making the Most of Your Academic Advisor

These tips can help you make the most of your student-advisor relationship.

5 Things That Make it Easier to Go Back to School as an Adult

Haven’t taken a class in a decade or more? These five things will make going back to school as an adult easier.

What I Wish I Knew Before Taking Online Classes

Online students with PACS offer advice on how to prepare before taking online classes.

Do You Have These Skills Every Online Student Needs?

PACS students offer advice on the study skills you need to become a successful online student.

How to Avoid the Student Debt Trap

Students in the U.S. need to take a long look at their finances. Here are some tips to help you avoid student debt and minimize the cost of going to school.

How to Find Volunteer Opportunities

There are many resources to help you find volunteer opportunities. Follow these steps and you'll be making the world a better place before you know it.