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Financial Documentation

Under US immigration law, you must verify sufficient financial documentation of funds available for study in the US for you and your dependents, as applicable.

Note: If a financial document is under someone else's name, the account holder must complete a Financial Support Letter to be submitted with the financial document.

Financial documents must clearly state all of the following:

  • Bank name or logo
  • Account number (partial is acceptable)
  • Account holder's name
  • Date of statement, which cannot be more than 90 days ago
  • Current account balance

Acceptable Financial Documents *

  • Scholarship Letters
  • Bank and Investment Statements/Letters
  • Certificates of Deposit and Fixed Deposits
  • Business Accounts (with owner support and proof of ownership)
  • Loans
  • Letter from Sponsoring Agency
  • Certificate of Surrender Value of Life Insurance Policy

Unacceptable Financial Documents

  • Property
  • Valuables (jewelry, antiques, etc)
  • Nonliquid Assets and Investments
  • Letter from an Accounting Firm
  • Income Tax Return
  • Support from Another F-1 or J-1 Student who is not spouse/parent
  • Documents Older Than 90 Days
  • Life Insurance Premium Paid Certificate

*If you have another type of financial document, submit the financial documentation as requested. We will review your document and let you know if it is acceptable.


Estimated Annual Cost for International Students

Review the information below to find your estimated annual costs. These are estimates - we cannot know exactly how much you will be charged because tuition and fees change from college to college. However, these estimates will give you a good idea of how much to expect to pay at OU.

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Graduate - Master, Doctorate (PhD), JD, or LLM majors

Graduate ProgramsTuition & Fees
PhD in Architecture, Interior Design Master, or Construction Management Master (18HRS)$21,133$38,108
Master of Science in Architecture [includes Urban Design] (21HRS)$24,588$41,563
Regional and City Planning (24HRS)$28,044$45,019
Landscape Architecture (28HRS)$32,651$49,626
Master of Architecture (30HRS)$34,954$51,929
College of Arts & Sciences (18HRS)$20,852$37,827
College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences (18HRS)$21,082$38,057
Michael F. Price College of Businesss [excludes MBA and Master of Accountancy] (18HRS)
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (32HRS)$35,666$52,641
Master of Accountancy (18HRS)$18,128$35,103
Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy [includes Petroleum Engineering] (18HRS)$21,316$38,291
Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education (18HRS)$21,053$38,028
Gallogly College of Engineering [includes Computer Science] (18HRS)$21,352$38,327
David L. Boren College of International Studies (18HRS)$20,902$37,877
Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication (18HRS)$21,654$38,629
Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts (18HRS)$21,190$38,165
Art [major code M060] (30 HRS)$35,050$52,025
Executive MBA programsTuition & FeesLiving Expenses
Executive MBA in Energy$11,875$2,072$13,947
Executive MBA, Aerospace and Defense$8,600$2,072$10,672
Executive MBA in Renewables$10,125$2,072$12,197

For EMBA programs, please note that these numbers are for I-20 financial documentation purposes only. They only reflect estimated costs for the residency weeks that take place in the US. For the full estimated cost of the program, please see EMBA Energy, EMBA Aerospace & Defense, and EMBA Renewables.

Graduate Law Programs
Tuition & Fees
Law JD (31HRS)$37,307$55,026
LLM (24HRS)$39,019$56,738
Master of Legal Studies (18HRS)$21,915$39,634
Graduate Living Expenses
Housing and Meals
Books and Supplies
Medical Insurance
Misc. Expenses
Law Living Expenses
Housing and Meals
Books and Supplies
Medical Insurance
Misc. Expenses

** tuition, fees, living expenses

For a complete listing of individual fees, visit the Bursar Office website.

For a list of Majors by program, visit the Graduage College website.

Undergraduate - Bachelor majors

Tuition & Fees

Living Expenses


  • Housing & Meals - $13,840
  • Books - $800
  • Medical Insurance - $2,239
  • Personal Expenses - $1,500

*Aviation-Flying majors (Professional Pilot and Management-Flying Option) have an estimated, additional tuition and fees cost of $15,000 per year. This additional cost is included on your I-20 or DS-2019.

**Undergraduate students in ArchitectureArtEngineeringComputer Science, or Petroleum Engineering have an estimated, additional, one-time laptop computer cost of $2,000. This additional cost is not included on your I-20 or DS-2019.

Dependent expenses

Dependent Expenses
Spouse $4,720
Child (per child)

CESL student expenses

To see the esimated costs for students attending the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), please visit the CESL website.