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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. 

College cost planning worksheet (pdf)

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

    Make sure you've submitted every part of the admissions application and submitted the FAFSA with OSU's school code of 003170. Meeting this deadline assures you have taken the best steps towards all the financial aid and scholarship resources OSU has to offer. Getting things done by November 1 means you are at the front of the line. 

  • 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-OSU 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 New Student Orientation.


    *Dates have been modified for fall of 2020 to provide relief for students due to COVID-19. 

  • August 14-Final scholarship deadline*

    Last day to submit application materials, such as updated test scores or transcripts, for final scholarship consideration. OSU will accept the July 18 national ACT test scores for scholarship consideration for fall 2020.*


    *Dates have been modified for fall of 2020 to provide relief for students due to COVID-19. 

  • 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 11, 2019. All information must have been postmarked prior to this date as well. See the academic calendar here.






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