The Princeton Review ranks OU among the best in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost for students. Your student can certainly reach their goal of becoming a Sooner largely because President David L. Boren is committed to keeping the door of opportunity open for all qualified students. Even though OU’s tuition and fees remain near the bottom of the Big 12, OU’s Campaign for Scholarships has allowed the university to double new scholarships for students in the last five years.
While OU's National Merit scholarship is a wonderful financial package, it will not cover all expenses. However, if your student receives outside scholarships, those cash awards will reduce their out-of-pocket expense. In addition to our National Merit scholarship, we will allow your student to "stack" cash awards or federal financial aid that they receive.
If OU’s National Merit scholarship is the only financial assistance your student receives, their annual out-of-pocket expense is estimated as the following:
Resident Scholarship Package
Oklahoma Residents estimated out of pocket expense:
$10,700 for the first year
$7,800 for years two and three
$5,400 for year four
Non-Oklahoma Residents estimated out of pocket expense:
$16,000 for the first year
$13,200 for years two and three
$10,600 for year four
These annual cost estimates include 30 credit hours, along with all fees, books and room and board. The room and board estimate is calculated on the average room and board rate for a double-occupancy room in one of our freshman Towers. The room and board rate for the following years is estimated based on the cost of OU’s university owned apartments, Traditions Square, and an upperclassman meal plan. These cost estimates do not include miscellaneous costs (i.e., student parking permit, personal spending allowance, transportation allowance, etc.). All costs subject to change.
OU’s National Merit scholarship includes a tuition waiver for five years, and your student may use their National Merit scholarship to study abroad while at OU. For further details about the estimated cost to attend OU, click here.