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2/11/2019

An Update to Questions Related to International Student Student Enrollment

Each month, students with unpaid balances are notified that their unpaid balances will jeopardize their ability to enroll the next semester.  

As of Thursday, Feb. 7th, 454 of the 28,500 enrolled students at OU had unpaid balances and had holds on their accounts. Of these, 12 were international students.   

Of the 12 international students, only one student indicated an interest in enrolling for Spring 2019 and faced a challenge in paying the balance on the account. The remainder of the international students were either able to enroll, no longer in contact with the university, had academic probation holds, or filed for graduation.

On Friday, Feb. 8th, the one international student with an unpaid balance produced a commitment of resources and was enrolled at the University of Oklahoma for spring 2019.  

International students often can have added challenges seeking private financing for tuition and fees and are ineligible for federal financial aid.  The university recognizes this and staff works closely with students to attain their educational goals, and provide guidance for steps to look for necessary funding.