In 2022, tuition for full-time Oklahoma Christian University students was $24,550 a year.
Tuition was the same price in 2022 as it was the year before. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the displayed price of tuition does not always tell the full story. Many students pay much less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Oklahoma Christian University is a private, religious institution, which means it has the same tuition for students from Oklahoma as it does for students who live in other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Oklahoma residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to check your state's requirements for in-state residency. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
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OC has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or school-specific aid and scholarships.
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when budgeting for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at OC.
Housing and campus dining at OC costs $8,280 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that enables you to eat in the school dining halls.
Meal-plan costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools offer ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At OC, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on transportation costs. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in a city is usually costly, but cities may offer more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Oklahoma Christian University campus is located in a suburban setting in Oklahoma, not far from Oklahoma City.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to consider personal expenses, like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of how much students can expect to shell out for OC.
What will the cost of attending OC be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$8,280|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
The majority of Oklahoma Christian University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 1,251 of the 1,698 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. OC meets 62.3% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $23,980 a year. Around 61.99% of OC undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. OC graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $30,395 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for OC Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on OC financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, OC awarded 780 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $16.4 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $6.59 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for OC students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at OC was $23,980 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of OC seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending OC really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the OC's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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