Estimated Cost of Attendance


2010-11 Academic Year

Trimester Estimate

12 Hrs. 15 Hrs.

Estimated Tuition ($117/hr) $1404 $1755

Basic Student Fees ($39/hr) 468 585

Book Cost Estimate 480 600

Academic Trimester Total $2352 $2940

Out-of-state tuition: additional $215/hr

Guaranteed tuition rate: $134/hr (2010-2011)

Estimated On-Campus Living Expenses (per trimester):

Sparks Housing:

Double Occupancy Room $1300

Private Room w/shared bath 1675

Single Occupancy in double room 2055

Lawson Court Housing:

4 bdrm furnished apartment (per trimester) $2055

2 bdrm furnished apartment (per trimester) 2480

Lawson Court Summer Housing:

4 bdrm furnished apartment $1335

2 bdrm furnished apartment 1650

Meal Plans:

225 Cafeteria meals $1195

225 Cafeteria meals + $150 DCB 1270

150 Cafeteria meals + $200 DCB 1270

85 Cafeteria meals + $300 DCB 1140

100 Cafeteria meals + $100 DCB 835

All meal punches are transferable to Scooters in the Student Center Terrace Room.

DCBs (declining cash balance) can be used in the cafeteria, Scooters, or convenience store and purchased in increments of $25, with the following discount structure applying:

$100-249 = 5% discount

$250-399 = 10% discount

$400 + = 15% discount

Deposits are required with housing contracts:

Sparks $200

Lawson Court 200


Estimated cost for an Oklahoma student taking 12 hours and living in Sparks Residence Hall with a 225-meal plan is $4,847 per trimester or $9,694 for Fall/Spring.


Estimated cost for an Oklahoma student taking 12 hours and living in a 4-bedroom apartment in Lawson Court with a 225-meal plan is $5,602 per trimester or $11,204 for Fall/Spring.

Revised 06/15/10

Special Fees, Charges, and Expenses

Assessment Center Fees

• College Level Examination Program  (CLEP)

Local Administration Fee $15.00

National (CLEP) Fee 77.00

• Assessment test fee after two attempts (per test) 5.00

• Study Guide per guide $2.00 or set of three for $5.00

• Older Student Assessment Administration Fee

Three study guides, six tests          20.00

• Residual ACT Fee 35.00

• Proctor Test Administration Fee 15.00 per test

Art Laboratory $5/course

Application Fee 25.00

Audit Same charge as for credit

Books and Classroom Supplies Approx. $100/course

International Student Record Fee  $15/trimester or $10/summer

Late Enrollment Fee $5

Special Music Instruction $50/course

Re-enrollment after withdrawal $5

Remedial Course Fee (in addition to regular tuition) $20/credit hour

Science Laboratory $15/course

Tutorial Fee $30/course

Mission Enhancement Fee $10/course

Freshman Experience $25/course

Parking Fee $30/annually

Student ID Replacement $10

John Morris Speech & Language Clinic (for non-USAO students):

     Language Evaluation $30

     Speech Evaluation $15

     Therapy (approximately 30 therapy sessions) $60/trimester 

John Morris Speech & Language Clinic (for USAO Students):

  1. Speech, one voice and/or language evaluation

(includes tests, measurements, and interviews required for

initial evaluation and diagnosis)      $10

  1. Therapy sessions prepaid by the month (Therapy sessions for

speech, voice, and language disorders may take from 30

minutes to one hour, depending on the needs of the client. Most

clients will be seen for individual sessions, but some may be

treated in small groups, depending on the needs of the individual.

Therapy may include one or more sessions per week,

depending on the needs of the client) $20

Collection of Fees and Tuition

1. General enrollment fees and nonresident tuition and other fees are due on or prior to the first day of class.

2. Late payment (payment after the first day of classes) will require payment in full of the regular fees and tuition amounts plus a $5 Late Payment Fee, and interest charges may be assessed.

3. Special arrangements for deferred payment must be approved and documented with the Business Office.

4. For convenience, the Business Office accepts Discover Card, VISA, MasterCard, and American Express for

full or installment payments.

Refund of Fees and Tuition

A student incurs financial obligation at the time of enrollment for classes. If a student wants to withdraw, he or she must officially withdraw in person or by letter. Not attending class is not a withdrawal and the student is still financially responsible for the charges. USAO complies with current federal and state withdrawal/refund policies.

Students who add or drop a class or completely withdraw from the institution during the add/drop period (first five days of a regular trimester, first week of a summer trimester, or the first day for Independent Study) will receive full credit on their bill for courses dropped or full charges for courses added. No refunds will be made after the add/drop period for that session.

Refund of Room and Board

If a student withdraws from the university within the first five weeks of the beginning of a regular academic term, the student will be eligible for a refund of two-thirds of the room and board charges for the term. Any unused declining balance portion of the meal plan will be refunded. There will be no room and board refunds after the first five weeks of an academic term (or first three weeks of summer term).

Guaranteed Tuition Rate Program

Beginning with the 2010-11 academic year, the Oklahoma Legislature passed a new law (House Bill 3397) requiring that a new student be given the opportunity to choose to participate in the Guaranteed Tuition Rate Program. At the time of first enrollment, a full-time undergraduate student who is a resident of Oklahoma can now choose to pay a guaranteed tuition rate ($134/hr for 2010-11) based on the projected average for the next four years – as an option to the regular annual rate ($117/hr for 2010-11). The guaranteed annual rate is available only to students meeting the criteria. A listing of that criteria and all applicable rules is available at the USAO Business Office or on the USAO website. The guaranteed rate applies only to tuition charges and does not cover mandatory or course-specific fees.