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Whether you're the parent of a newly admitted freshman or a current OSU student, we're here to help make OSU an affordable option for your family. These tips for parents can help you navigate your way through the financial aid process.

Parent Forms

In some cases, we must verify the accuracy of the information submitted on the FAFSA or as a part of the scholarship process. We may ask parents to complete a form to help in that process.

Determining your cost

The cost of attending OSU varies based on your student's program of study, in- or out-of-state status, housing and meal choices, transportation and other expenses, and the financial aid your family is eligible to receive.

You can determine what your cost will be with these tools:

Cost of attendance

Find your student's estimated costs based on his/her student type. 

Net price calculator

Get a sense of what financial aid and scholarships might be in addition to cost for future students. 

Tuition and fees estimator

Get a more detailed picture of costs based on your student's major. This is the best way for current students to estimate their cost before receiving the bill. 

Paying for College Worksheet

Budget your expected expenses and potential financial aid. Begin planning for the cost of college with our help.

More resources for parents

Get Smart About Your Money

This online resource library of budgeting information offers a step-by-step format for developing a budget.

U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education administers the federal financial aid programs used by 75% of student aid recipients.

Oklahoma College Savings Plan

The Oklahoma College Savings Plan provides families with a smart, flexible way to save for their children's future. It offers a choice of investment options, tax advantages, and the flexibility of using savings at any qualified higher education institution both in the United States and abroad.

Oklahoma's Promise

A unique program set up by the Oklahoma Legislature for eighth, ninth, and 10th grade Oklahoma students that will help pay for their college education if their family's income is $50,000 or less at the time they enroll in the program.

Scholarship deadlines

  • Nov 1-Early opportunity scholarship deadline

    The Early Opportunity Scholarship Deadline is Nov. 1, while all scholarship materials must be submitted by Feb. 1 to ensure scholarship consideration for fall-entering students. Make sure you've also submitted the FAFSA with OSU's school code of 003170. 

  • Feb 1-Priority scholarship deadline

    Applications received after February 1 may not be considered for all scholarship programs and will be considered only if funds remain. Make sure you have sent a new transcript from your high school showing your Fall grades. Keep an eye on your for updates. 

  • June 1-College Decision Date

    Some scholarships and financial aid must be accepted by June 1 or they may be cancelled. It's also important for incoming freshmen to register for housing and orientation & enrollment. 

  • August 18-Absolute scholarship deadline

    Once this date has passed we will no longer make scholarship offers to entering students. Be sure to make an official request to the provider of your transcript and/or test scores to have the information sent to us by August 18

  • Entering in the Spring semester? 

    The absolute scholarship deadline for entering OSU in the Spring is the Friday before the semester begins, which is January 13, 2023. All information must have been postmarked prior to this date as well. See the academic calendar here.


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