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What is the Bursar?

Bursar Services is the centralized billing and collection point for student accounts. The office posts charges and credits, disburses financial aid, receives payments, and issues eBills for student’s accounts.

For more information about Bursar Services visit Bursar Services website.

When will my Bursar bill post to my account?

Full charges will be posted to your account in August or January (depending on the semester). Charges (like athletic tickets) and credits (a scholarship or loan) incurred during the month are posted on the last day of every month.

Payment Information

The easiest way to pay your bill is online by eCheck or credit cards. To avoid any additional service charges and late penalties (18% APR is charged per semester), your account should be paid in full by September 25 for the fall and February 25 for the spring.

Tuition Payment Plan

You also have the option of the Tuition Payment Plan to pay off your Bursar balance. Students may pay off their Bursar balance for the current semester over the course of four months. Payments are due on the 25th of each month, a 1.5% service charge is assessed on the 26th of  each month. No application is required. To opt-in to the Tuition Payment Plan, simply pay the percentages listed below by the designated deadlines:

Pay this % of balance25%33%50%100%
Fall TermAug. 25Sept. 25Oct. 25Nov. 25
Spring Term
Jan. 25
Feb. 25March 25April 25

Flat-Rate Tuition

In an effort to save students money throughout their OU career, a Flat-Rate Tuition is charged to undergraduate students upon full-time registration. Students who enroll in 12 to 21 hours per semester will pay a flat rate. The flat rate is based on OU’s current 15 credit hour rate of tuition and mandatory fees. Students enrolled in fewer than 12 hours pay per credit hour. Students enrolled in only Liberal Studies courses will be charged tuition and fees on a per-credit-hour basis. Full-time undergraduate students who are registered for fewer than 30 hours for fall and spring (but pay the flat rate) may be eligible to participate in the summer session incentive program, Banked Hours. Visit the Flat Rate Tuition website for more information.

Banked Hours

Full-time undergraduate students who have paid the flat rate and take fewer than 15 hours per semester may be able to bank hours to use in the summer at OU. The hours a student has banked will automatically be used to reduce summer charges for tuition and mandatory hourly fees. Banked hours cannot be converted into cash or held for a future academic year.

When your attempted hours* for the academic year total 30 or more you are no longer eligible for a Flat-Rate Exemption or Summer Banked Hours.


*Includes hours that receive a “W.”