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Crimson Commitment

FREE tuition and average student fees for qualifying transfer students

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CRIMSON COMMITMENT

Making OU Affordable for Oklahoma Residents

Crimson Commitment guarantees scholarships and grants to cover tuition and average fees for an OU transfer student who qualifies for and receives Oklahoma's Promise and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa or a participant of the Ticket to Rose program at Rose State College. Tuition and fees will vary based on major.

"Crimson Commitment will provide Oklahoma's Promise students with a path to achieve their goal of an OU degree,” said Brad Burnett, Associate Vice President for the Division of Enrollment Management. “We are excited to offer more resources to qualifying Oklahomans, including both our current and prospective students.”

Crimson Commitment: Free tuition for students who qualify fully for Oklahoma's Promise, free average fees combining outside and OU resources for up to $8,000 for qualifying in-state Phi Theta Kappa or Ticket to Rose transfer students

Crimson Commitment Details

The program also offers academic and personal support, which comes in the form of peer mentoring, graduation coaching, and ongoing programming focusing on the transition to college, success on campus, and the college-career pathway.

A student who is enrolled in OU's Crimson Commitment will not have to pay tuition and, combining outside and OU resources, average student fees for as long as the student is eligible for Oklahoma's Promise. Please check the OU Bursar website for exact course fees. The program is an upgrade and a replacement to the previous Sooner Promise program.

To qualify for Crimson Commitment for the 2022-23 school year as an incoming transfer, you must:

  1.  Qualify fully for Oklahoma's Promise. You must be:
    • Must be an Oklahoma resident.
    • Must enroll in the 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade.
    • The parents' federal adjusted gross income must not exceed $60K per year.
  2. Become a member of Phi Theta Kappa at your current institution or be a participant of the Ticket to Rose program at Rose State College.
  3. Apply to OU by March 1. OU will waive your application fee.
  4. Be admitted as a full-time transfer student.
  5. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1.
  6. Enroll as a full-time student.

* No separate application is needed for Crimson Commitment as long as you apply for and receive Oklahoma's Promise and apply to OU by March 1. 

Waive your application fee! As an Oklahoma's Promise student, you can submit your application for free. Here's how:

Apply using the OU Application.

Create, complete, and submit your application. If you're eligible for Oklahoma's Promise, our OU application will automatically waive your fee when you click "submit." This means you can submit your application without paying the application fee.

If your application fee is not waived and you are Oklahoma's Promise eligible, please contact the Office of Admissions & Recruitment at admissions@ou.edu.

To renew Crimson Commitment for the 2023-24 school year, you must:

  1. Meet and maintain eligibility requirements and conditions for Oklahoma’s Promise
  2. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on or before March 1
  3. Be enrolled full-time 
  4. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  5. Attend the Crimson Commitment Symposiums (first-year only)

Meet Crimson Commitment Recipients

Heidy Briones

“If you’re passionate about something and you want that support system, you will always have that at OU ... If you have an idea, if you want to bring something to campus, you will have the opportunity to put that into practice.”

Read Heidy's Story

Joseph Browning

“I wouldn’t have gone to a big university if I didn’t have Oklahoma’s Promise and then subsequently Crimson Commitment. It is a really big game changer and can totally change your life. I know that’s cheesy, but it really can.”

Read Joseph's Story

Roman Lopez

“Crimson Commitment has been really helpful in keeping me here because it’s making me not have to worry so much about my bursar since it’s been taking the place of a lot of aid that has been lost.”
 

Read Roman's Story

Academic College Fees

An average student taking 15 credit hours in the College of Arts & Sciences typically has $4,000 in fees a semester. Here's a look at fees per credit hour associated with each college. For a complete list of all additional fees, click here. No matter which classes a student takes, combining outside and OU resources, a student enrolled in Crimson Commitment will have up to $8,000 per year to cover fees. Scholarships and grant money a student receives reduces this sum. Crimson Commitment only applies to OU specific courses.

CollegeProgram Fee
(per credit hour)
Technology Fee
Amount
Architecture$17.50$34.30$51.80
Arts & Sciences$30.00$4.00$34.00
Atmospheric & Geo Sciences$9.50$39.50$49.00
Business - Undergraduate$121.75$29.25$151.00
Business - Graduate$5.00$29.25$34.25
Earth & Energy$27.00$35.00$62.00
Education$16.00$31.35$47.35
Engineering$31.50$28.50$60.00
Fine Arts$35.00$10.00$45.00
International Studies$22.50$16.50$39.00
Journalism & Mass Communication$38.75$42.00$80.75
Law$52.50$30.90$83.40
University College$25.00$10.00$35.00

The OU School of Aviation is located on our Extended Campus. Click here to view course fees. 

FAQs

Crimson Commitment is the University of Oklahoma’s dedication to making OU affordable for Oklahoma residents. A student who is enrolled in OU’s Crimson Commitment will not have to pay tuition and, combining outside and OU resources, up to $8,000 in student fees per year for as long as the student is eligible for Oklahoma's Promise.

Transfer students who qualify for and receive Oklahoma's Promise and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa or a participant of the Ticket to Rose program at Rose State College are eligible for Crimson Commitment. You will automatically be enrolled in OU’s Crimson Commitment as long as you meet the below requirements.

To qualify for Crimson Commitment for the 2022-23 school year as an incoming transfer, you must:

  1.  Qualify fully for Oklahoma's Promise. You must be:
    • Must be an Oklahoma resident.
    • Must enroll in the 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade.
    • The parents' federal adjusted gross income must not exceed $60K per year.
  2. Become a member of Phi Theta Kappa at your current institution or be a participant of the Ticket to Rose program at Rose State College.
  3. Apply to OU by March 1. OU will waive you application fee.
  4. Be admitted as a full-time transfer student.
  5. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1.
  6. Enroll as a full-time student.

* No separate application is needed for Crimson Commitment as long as you apply and receive Oklahoma's Promise and apply to OU by March 1. 

To renew Crimson Commitment for the 2022-23 school year, a current student must:

  1. Meet and maintain eligibility requirements and conditions for Oklahoma’s Promise
  2. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on or before March 1
  3. Be enrolled full-time
  4. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  5. Attend the Crimson Commitment Symposiums (first-year only)

Crimson Commitment is available for qualifying transfer students for as long as the student is eligible for Oklahoma's Promise. 

A student must be enrolled as a full-time student each semester to participate in the Crimson Commitment program.

Crimson Commitment is for transfer students entering OU during fall terms only. 

OU offers flat-rate tuition, which allows students to pay for 15 hours of tuition each semester or 30 hours per year. Students can take up to 21 hours each semester and still receive flat-rate tuition. Crimson Commitment guarantees Oklahoma Promise students $8,000 each year to cover average fees. A student's fees may exceed average fees depending on the student's course of study and number of hours taken. Refer to the list of college specific fees for more information.

Crimson Commitment is a last dollar, “gap filling” program. It is made available to an Oklahoma’s Promise eligible transfer student who is a member of Phi Theta Kappa or a participant of Ticket to Rose, enrolls full time, and has total gift aid (scholarships, grants, and tuition waiver) amounts of less than $8,000 (excluding Oklahoma’s Promise). Crimson Commitment will raise the student’s total gift aid up to the $8,000 commitment. If the student already has gift aid (excluding Oklahoma’s Promise) in excess of $8,000, then the student will not receive Crimson Commitment.

Crimson Commitment is OU’s guarantee to cover tuition and average student fees, but we recognize there may be additional costs. All students must complete the FAFSA to qualify for Crimson Commitment, but we encourage students to apply to OU by March 1, our priority scholarship deadline, and to check out these outside scholarship opportunities

Crimson Commitment also offers academic and personal support, which comes in the form of peer mentoring, graduation coaching, and ongoing programming focusing on the transition to college, success on campus, and the college-career pathway.

Crimson Commitment will not apply for the summer term, although Oklahoma’s Promise will pay for tuition during summer courses.

If a student studies abroad through OU courses that are billed to the university, Crimson Commitment could be used to pay for OU tuition and fee charges, but it would not apply to travel or study abroad program fees.

In cases where an undergraduate Crimson Commitment student is taking Health Sciences Center courses, OU will work with the HSC to make sure they receive the proper benefit.

No, Crimson Commitment is only for students earning their first bachelor’s degree.

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