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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 | Paying for School | Financial Aid and Scholarships | After Admission

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 by finding which options are right for you. 

How to Pay for School

Financial Aid and 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 Scholarships

Automatic Scholarships

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.

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