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FREE tuition and average student fees for qualifying Oklahoma residents

Crimson Commitment

Crimson Commitment

Making OU Affordable for

Oklahoma Residents

Crimson Commitment guarantees scholarships and grants to cover tuition and average fees for an OU student who qualifies and receives Oklahoma's Promise. Tuition and fees will vary based on major.

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

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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 four years. 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 2019-20 school year as an incoming freshman, you must:

  1.  Qualify fully for Oklahoma's Promise. You must be:
    • an Oklahoma resident
    • enrolled in the program during your eighth, ninth, or 10th year in an Oklahoma school 
    • a student whose parents earn $55,000 or less per year
  2. Apply to OU by the Feb. 1 deadline 
  3. Be admitted to OU as a direct from high school, first-time, full-time freshman
  4. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 of your high school senior year
  5. Enroll as a full-time student each semester

* No separate application is needed for Crimson Commitment as long as you apply and receive Oklahoma's Promise and apply to OU by Feb. 1. This program is only for direct from high school students. 

To renew Crimson Commitment for the 2020-21 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 December 15
  3. Be enrolled full-time and maintain a four-year graduation track
  4. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  5. Attend the Crimson Commitment Symposiums (freshman year only)

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.

College  Program FeeTechnology FeeAmount
Architecture
$17.50$34.30$51.80
Arts & Science
$30.00$4.00$34.00
Atmospheric & Geo Science
$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 four years.

Both incoming and current resident students who are recipients of Oklahoma’s Promise may be eligible for Crimson Commitment. This program is for direct from high school students. If you’re eligible for Oklahoma’s Promise, 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 2019-20 school year, an incoming student must:

  1. Qualify fully for Oklahoma's Promise
  2. Apply to OU by the Feb. 1 deadline
  3. Be admitted to OU as a direct from high school, first-time, full-time freshman
  4. Complete a FAFSA by March 1 of their senior year of high school
  5. Enroll as a full-time student each semester

To renew Crimson Commitment for the 2019-20 school year, a current student must:

  1. Meet and maintain eligibility requirements and conditions for Oklahoma’s Promise
  2. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on or before Dec. 15
  3. Be enrolled full time and maintain a four-year graduation track
  4. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  5. Attend the Crimson Commitment Symposiums (freshman year only)

Since Crimson Commitment is a direct from high school program, transfer students are not eligible. However, transfer students with Oklahoma’s Promise will continue to have their tuition covered at OU through that program.

Crimson Commitment is available for qualifying incoming freshmen for four years.

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

Crimson Commitment will be offered to incoming freshmen and eligible current students beginning in fall 2019.

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 student who is direct from high school, 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 Dec. 15, 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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