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Paying for College

Oklahoma State University is committed to providing accessible and affordable higher education for students. Paying for college can be challenging and it is very important that you and your family understand how to handle your financial aid, scholarships, money from your family, how your paycheck works, and even how loans and credit cards work.  

Financial Aid or call the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 405-744-6604 between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

You may be eligible for four types of financial aid: grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study. To be eligible for many of these funds, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.

Students are encouraged to apply for FASFA, even if you don’t think you will use it.

  • Starting October 1, FAFSA filing opens at File your 2019-2020 FAFSA as soon as possible for the most financial aid consideration using OSU school code 003170
  • If you are enrolled in Oklahoma Promise, you MUST submit your FAFSA to receive your benefits
  • Once you have been approved for financial aid, make sure you accept/decline your awards as soon as possible.
    • Visit
    • Log-in using your Okey email and password
    • Select Self Service
    • Select the “Financial Aid” tab
    • Accept/Decline awards

Tuition & Fees

All students registered for classes at Oklahoma State University are responsible for tuition, fees, and other associated costs assessed. Full payment is expected unless other arrangements have been made. OSU offers a semester based payment option plan as an alternative to the traditional lump-sum payment method.

  • Tuition is due September 15 (for students starting in the fall)
  • February 15 (for students starting in the spring).

Oklahoma State University wants to help students shorten the time to degree completion and assist with financial budgeting. The “block” rate, equal to OSU’s 15-hour rate, serves as one of OSU’s strategies to help students stay on target and finish college in four years. OSU’s block rate includes tuition and university wide fees for students taking 12-18 credit hours. Block tuition saves additional years cost for room, board, transportation and other expenses related to attending college, reduces student loan debt, and allows entry into the workforce earlier.

Use the tools listed below to calculate an estimate of your tuition, fees, and other charges.  Any questions or concerns, please call the Office of the Bursar at 405-744-5993 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Financial Success

Once you are enrolled at Oklahoma State University, we want to ensure that you are successful with your finances during your first year. In the Office of First Year Success, Financial Planning Counselors help you individually with your financial strategies throughout the school year. They work in collaboration with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to address immediate monetary needs of first year students via intervention activities, education, and financial counseling.   

Additional tools and resources can be found in the financial literacy section of the Scholarships & Financial Aid website,


Oklahoma State University is committed to you and your success. . Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need help or have questions.

  • Scholarships & Financial Aid- 405-744-6604, Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Bursar Office (for any payment questions)- 405-744-8098, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 405-744-5358, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • New Student Orientation & Enrollment- 405-744-3636, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • First Year Success- 405-744-5601, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.