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Important Update:

The University of Central Oklahoma physical campus will be closed to all but essential employees through May 31.
Alternative instructional delivery methods will be used for the rest of the spring semester, May intersession courses and summer blocks I and II. Many university services will continue to be available online. For more information, visit the university's COVID-19 website.

Admissions and Aid

At Central, we offer unmatched value to our students. That means more than our competitive tuition, diverse financial aid packages and quality academic programs. Our value includes our connection to the Oklahoma City metro, giving our students access to unique service and internship opportunities just minutes away from campus. It’s a combination you won't find everywhere, making the Central experience tough to beat!

Top ranked public regional university in Oklahoma by U.S. News and World Report

Getting Started

Important dates, admission requirements and an overview of the application process.

Paying for School

A college education is an investment in your future. We connect our students with resources to help pay for the Central experience with a variety of aid and scholarship options. Our students graduate with significantly less debt than the national average. Let’s get started finding which options are right for you. 

How to Pay for School

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Awards ranging from $500 to full-tuition make UCO an affordable choice and the right place to invest in your future.

More than 85% of current students receive some form of aid totaling approximately $102 million dollars.

Applying for Financial Aid


Automatic Scholarships

Fall 2020 incoming freshmen: See what scholarship you automatically qualify for by entering your ACT and GPA here!

Learn more about Automatic Scholarships.

*SAT scores are accepted for scholarships consideration and are converted to the ACT equivalent for awarding purposes. Email to get your SAT scores converted to the ACT equivalent.

Connect with an Advisor

Need help choosing your degree, planning courses or even finding resources on campus? Meet with an academic advisor, whether that be a freshman advisor or a student success advisor for a specific major.


Enroll at Central

Find enrollment information, such as dates and deadlines, course and final exam schedules, verification and waitlists.