Estimated Cost of Attendance
2012-13 Academic Year
Trimester Estimate 12 Hrs. 15 Hrs.
Estimated Tuition ($141/hr) $1692 $2115
Basic Student Fees ($39/hr) 468 585
Book Cost Estimate 480 600
Academic Trimester Total $2496 $3120
Out-of-state tuition: additional $244/hr
Guaranteed tuition rate: $162/hr (2012-13)
Estimated On-Campus Living Expenses (per trimester):
Sparks Housing Rates:
Double Occupancy Room $1340
Private Room w/shared bath 1685
Lawson Court Housing Rates:
4 bdrm furnished apartment (per trimester) $2115
2 bdrm furnished apartment (per trimester) 2555
Lawson Court Summer Housing Rates:
4 bdrm furnished apartment $1380
2 bdrm furnished apartment 1710
225 Cafeteria meals $1240
225 Cafeteria meals + $150 DCB 1315
150 Cafeteria meals + $200 DCB 1315
85 Cafeteria meals + $300 DCB 1180
100 Cafeteria meals + $100 DCB 865
All meal punches are transferable to Student Center Terrace Room.
DCBs (declining cash balance) can be used in the cafeteria, Terrace Room, 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:
Lawson Court 200
|Estimated cost for an Oklahoma student taking 12 hours and living in Sparks Residence Hall with a 225-meal plan is $5,220 per trimester or $9,982 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 $5,746 per trimester or $11,492 for Fall/Spring.|
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
• Adult 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):
Speech and Language Evaluation $30
Speech and Language Screening $15
Therapy (approximately 30 therapy sessions) $60/trimester
John Morris Speech & Language Clinic (for USAO Students):
- Speech, one voice and/or language evaluation
(includes tests, measurements, and interviews required for
initial evaluation and diagnosis) $10
- 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
In accordance with signed room and board contract.
Guaranteed Tuition Rate Program
The Oklahoma Legislature passed a 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 ($148/hr for 2011-12) based on the projected average for the next four years – as an option to the regular annual rate ($129/hr for 2011-12). 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.