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Tuition

We understand attending college is a big investment. Not only does OU assist students financially through scholarships and financial aid, but OU offers students flat-rate tuition. Students can take up to 21 hours per semester without paying additional tuition, helping them stay on track to graduate in four years. The rate is based on OU's current 15 credit hour rate of tuition and hourly mandatory fees. The costs shown below are for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Average Direct Cost EstimateCost
Tuition & Fees*$12,788
Housing & Food$11,324
Books & Supplies$800
Total Average Direct Cost Estimate for Residents$24,912
Average Indirect Cost EstimateCost
Personal & Miscellaneous$4,238
Transportation$2,324
Loan Fees$71
Total Average Indirect Cost Estimate for Residents$6,633
Total Average Cost Estimates for Residents (Direct & Indirect)$31,545

All dollar amounts are listed by academic year (fall + spring semesters). Divide by two to arrive at the per semester amount.

Direct costs include your academic and living expenses.

  • Tuition, fees, and housing and food (if you live on campus) will be charged to your OU Bursar account. 
  • The tuition and fees estimates vary depending on your course selection. OU has a flat-rate tuition policy for full-time students allowing you to take between 12 and 21 credit hours and pay tuition for 15, but course-specific fees will vary. 
  • The housing and food estimate reflects the average cost of our most popular floor plan. This amount can vary depending on where you choose to live. 
  • Books and supplies will not be charged to your OU Bursar account but are included in this category because the are directly associated with enrollment.

Indirect costs represent personal expenses and are calculated using an average dollar amount per academic year.

  • You are in control of how much you spend on these items. This is just an estimate. 
  • Indirect costs will not be charged to your OU Bursar account. 
Average Direct Cost EstimateCost
Tuition & Fees*$28,169
Housing & Food$11,324
Books & Supplies$800
Total Average Direct Cost Estimate for Non-Residents$40,293
Average Indirect Cost EstimateCost
Personal & Miscellaneous$4,238
Transportation$2,324
Loan Fees$71
Total Average Indirect Cost Estimate for Non-Residents$6,633
Total Average Cost Estimates for Non-Residents (Direct & Indirect)$46,926

All dollar amounts are listed by academic year (fall + spring semesters). Divide by two to arrive at the per semester amount.

Direct costs include your academic and living expenses.

  • Tuition, fees, and housing and food (if you live on campus) will be charged to your OU Bursar account. 
  • The tuition and fees estimates vary depending on your course selection. OU has a flat-rate tuition policy for full-time students allowing you to take between 12 and 21 credit hours and pay tuition for 15, but course-specific fees will vary. 
  • The housing and food estimate reflects the average cost of our most popular floor plan. This amount can vary depending on where you choose to live. 
  • Books and supplies will not be charged to your OU Bursar account but are included in this category because the are directly associated with enrollment.

Indirect costs represent personal expenses and are calculated using an average dollar amount per academic year.

  • You are in control of how much you spend on these items. This is just an estimate. 
  • Indirect costs will not be charged to your OU Bursar account. 
Estimated ExpensesCost
Tuition & Fees$28,500*
Housing & Meals$12,824
Books$800
Medical Insurance$2,078
Personal Expenses$1,500
International Total$45,702

*Aviation-Flying Track and Management Track students have an estimated, additional tuition and fees cost of $12,500 per year.

*Undergraduate students in architecture, art, engineering, computer science, or petroleum engineering have an estimated, additional, one-time laptop computer cost of $2,000.

Expenses
Resident Cost
Non-Resident Cost
Tuition & Fees - 18 credit hours
$6,946
$16,831
Room & Board 
$11,036
$11,036
Books
$396
$396
Total
$18,378
$28,263
Graduate Majors Tuition & Fees
Total**
Architecture Ph.D., Interior Design, Construction Management (18 HRS)$20,601$35,487
Master of Science in Architecture (21 HRS)$23,743$38,629
Regional and City Planning (24 HRS)$27,085$41,971
Landscape Architecture (28 HRS)$31,541$46,427
Master of Architecture (30 HRS)$33,769$48,655
Arts & Sciences (18 HRS)$19,966$34,852
Atmospheric & Geographic Science (18 HRS)$20,378$35,264
Business (18 HRS, except MBA)$20,112$34,998
Master of Business Administration (33 HRS)$39,581$54,467
Master of Accountancy (18 HRS)$21,901$36,787
Earth & Energy, including Petroleum Engineering (18 HRS)$20,468$35,354
Education (18 HRS)$20,060$34,946
Engineering & Computer Science (18 HRS)$20,549$35,435
International Studies (18 HRS)$20,171$35,057
Journalism (18 HRS)$20,877$35,763
Fine Arts (18 HRS)$20,279$35,165
Art (major code M060) (30  HRS)$33,565$48,451
Energy Executive MBA$77,400$77,400

**includes tuition/fees and living expenses.

Additional Expenses for Dependents
Spouse
$4,320
Children (per child)
$2,880
Graduate Living ExpensesCost
Room & Board (calendar year)$12,000
Books & Supplies$396
Medical Insurance (Plan I, minimum coverage, calendar year)$1,740
Miscellaneous Expenses (calendar year)$750

To view the law programs tuition and fees for residents and non-residents, click here

International Law StudentsTuition & FeesTotal**
Law (31HRS)$31,900$46,500
LLM (24HRS)$34,800$49,400
Master of Legal Studies (18HRS)$18,700$33,300
International Law Student Living ExpensesCost
Room & Board $11,050
Books & Supplies$1,140
Medical Insurance (Plan I, minimum coverage, calendar year)$1,640
Miscellaneous Expenses (calendar year)$750

Estimated yearly costs for new and readmitted students

*This estimate includes 30 credit hours, per hour fees, and per semester fees. A number of public institutions report annual cost based on minimum full-time enrollment (24 credit hours). Mandatory fees include: academic facility and life safety, special event, activity, assessment, network connectivity, student facility, library, security services, transit, health, cultural, records, and academic advising fees. Note: All costs subject to change. Mandatory fees listed above do not include college or course-specific fees. There are additional college specific technology and enrichment fees in many courses.

ALL COSTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

For more information, visit ou.edu/flat-rate.

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