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Alumni Fee Waiver

Admission Application Fee Waiver

We know every dollar counts when you're saving for college. Our priority scholarship deadline is December 15, so here are some ways you can save $40 and get your application fee waived when applying to OU! 

Alumni Fee Waiver Code

One option is the Alumni Fee Waiver Code. Here's how you can use an Alumni Fee Waiver:

  1. Connect with a Sooner alum and ask about the Alumni Fee Waiver.
  2. Sooner alumni may request their code by contacting the Alumni Association at
  3. Start the OU Application for admission and submit it by Dec. 15 to be considered for general freshman scholarships.
  4. When prompted in the OU Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application, enter the six-digit code and the alum's first and last name.

Financial Need Fee Waiver

Students may also be eligible for a fee waiver if they show financial need by meeting ONE of a number of criteria. These include:

  • Student has received or is eligible to receive an ACT or SAT fee waiver.
  • Student is enrolled in or eligible to participate in the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch program (FRLP).
  • Student’s annual family income falls within the economic Eligibility Guidelines* set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
  • Student is enrolled in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g. TRIO programs such as Upward Bound).
  • Student’s family receives public assistance.
  • Student lives in federally subsidized public housing, a foster home, or is homeless.
  • Student is a ward of the state or an orphan.
  • Other request from high school principal, counselor, financial aid officer, or community leader. 

*Click here to view Eligibility Guidelines.

If you apply to OU using our application (not Common App or Coalition App)

The application will provide you with an OU fee waiver form. You must print and complete that form and return it to the OU Office of Admissions & Recruitment. Please note that the form does include a counselor/authorized official section.

Click here for the Admission Application Fee Waiver form.

OU Admissions & Recruitment
Buchanan Hall
1000 Asp Ave, Room 127
Norman, OK 73019


If you apply to OU using the Coalition App

If you indicate on the Coalition Application that you qualify for an application fee waiver, a fee waiver request form will be sent to the email address you provided on the application.  A high school counselor or other authorized high school official must sign the form, verifying your qualification.  You must return the completed form to the OU Office of Admissions & Recruitment in order for the application fee to be waived.

OU Admissions & Recruitment
Buchanan Hall
1000 Asp Ave, Room 127
Norman, OK 73019


If you apply to OU using Common App

The fee waiver form is submitted digitally. If you indicate that you are eligible for a fee waiver, your high school counselor will verify that on the counselor section of your application in Common App.

If you apply as an Oklahoma’s Promise eligible student

If you are an Oklahoma’s Promise eligible student and you apply to OU as a direct-from-high school freshman using our OU App, your application fee will be automatically waived 30 minutes after you submit your application. If your application fee is not waived, please contact the Office of Admissions & Recruitment at