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Students are charged fees and tuition is based upon the number of credit hours awarded for each course, the course level and residence status. Other special instruction fees may be assessed for some courses.

Fees and tuition at all institutions of higher education in Oklahoma are subject to change without notice. In the event the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the State Legislature approve an increase, students will be assessed the additional amount and be given the option of making a payment or making a complete withdrawal.

The amounts below do reflect Fall 2021 OSRHE changes.

Fall 2021 Fee Payment Deadline = 5 p.m. Aug. 20, 2021

Spring 2022 Fee Payment Deadline = 5 p.m. Jan. 7, 2022
Summer 2022 Fee Payment Deadline = 5 p.m. May 27, 2022

Mandatory Fees Effective Fall 2021 Semester

Undergraduate Courses (1000-4999)

General Tuition Fee: $227.40

University Fee: $40.27

Total Resident Fee (one semester credit hour): $267.67

Non-Resident Tuition: $362.90

Total Non-Resident Fee plus Tuition (one semester credit hour): $630.57 


Sample Cost (based only on Mandatory Fees)

3 Credit Hours - Oklahoma Resident: $803.01

12 Credit Hours - Oklahoma Resident: $3,212.04

3 Credit Hours - Non-Resident: $1,891.71

12 Credit Hours - Non-Resident: $7,566.84 


Additional Mandatory Tuition (per credit hour) 

College of Business Courses: $17.35

All Nursing Courses: $19.95

All Speech/Language/Pathology Courses: $19.95

All Professional Teacher Ed Courses: $5.00

Graduate Courses (5000-5999)

General Tuition Fee: $297.60

University Fee: $40.27

Total Resident Fee (one semester credit hour): $337.87

Non-Resident Tuition: $417.00

Total Non-Resident Fee plus Tuition (one semester credit hour):$754.87


Sample Cost (based only on Mandatory Fees)

3 Credit Hours - Oklahoma Resident: $1,013.61

9 Credit Hours - Oklahoma Resident:  $3,040.83

3 Credit Hours - Non-Resident: $2,264.61

9 Credit Hours - Non-Resident: $6,793.83


Additional Mandatory Tuition (per credit hour)

Graduate MBA Courses: $91.05

Additional Business Analytics Course Tuition: $60.00

College of Business Courses: $17.35

All Nursing Courses: $19.95

All Speech/Language Courses: $25.00


Adult Degree Completion Program (ORGL Courses Only)

Resident Tuition (per credit hour): $266.00

Non-Resident Fee (per credit hour): $323.00

Total Non-Resident Tuition Fee (per credit hour): $589.00

Instruction Facility Enhancement Fees 

Assessed per credit hour based on the College offering the course. 

College (Per Credit Hour)

College of Fine Arts Design: $87.46

College of Business: $45.47

Jackson College of Graduate Studies: $5.00

College of Education and Professional Studies: $41.14

College of Liberal Arts: $38.42

College of Mathematics and Science: $57.40

Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM@UCO) fee: $156.73

Remedial Course (English or Mathematics) fee: $49.00

Forensic Science (FRSC) courses: $55.90               

General University (UNIV) courses: $18.64

Interactive Video course: $65.00

Leadership (LEAD) courses: $14.84

Department of Mass Communication fee: $15.00

Online (Web) Course Delivery fee: $65.00 

What other special instructional fees may be charged?

Bowling Facility fee: $45.00 per course

Dance Activity fee: $3.00-$10.00 per course

Dietetic Internship Application fee: $40.00 one-time fee

Dietetic Internship fee: $2,000.00 one-time fee

Golf Facility fee: $30.00 per course

Physical Education Activity fee: $3.00-$6.00 per course

Private Applied Music Instruction fee: $40.00 per credit hour

Semi-private Music Instruction fee: $18.00 per credit hour 

What service charges might be charged?

Application Fee

Charged for application for admission/readmission. Nonrefundable.
Undergraduate Study: $40.00
Graduate Study: $60.00

Student ID Fee

For additional information about the I.D. card, please refer to the "Enrollment Information" section.

International Student Maintenance Fee

Summer: $80.00

Spring/Fall: $160.00
A semester fee paid by international students for the development and maintenance of international student services.

Student Insurance Fee

Required medical insurance for international students. For current premium prices, more information, and benefits, go to

Test Proctoring

$17.50 per hour
Some UCO courses may have tests that require proctoring. Students may be responsible for a fee if the course requires proctoring by an outside vendor. The number of proctored exams and their length varies depending on the course.

Parking Fees

A UCO parking decal is required to park on campus. Permits are available in the Transportation and Parking Services counter in Bausher Place, Room 201. For additional information and permit costs, visit the Parking Office website.

Late Enrollment Charge

Charged for enrolling during the semester's Late Enrollment Period, beginning the day the term begins and not the date of the first class meeting. See the "Deadlines to Remember" pages for the day the Late Enrollment Charge starts.

Late Payment Penalties

Students with past due balances for Tuition, Enrollment Fees, Housing, Meal Plans, Parking, or Book Charges may be assessed penalties for non-payment or late payment. Typically, a $40 flat fee is charged for missing a due date with additional 1.5% interest assessments each month afterwards. Those may continue until the account is placed for collections. When an account is turned to a collection agent, a servicing fee of up to 1/3 of the original charge may be added to the receivable. Additionally, in January of each year, all receivables are reported to the Oklahoma State Tax Commission. State tax returns may be captured and applied to outstanding balances. Finally, future enrollments and current records may be on hold pending payment of the balance.

Graduation Fees

Must be paid by degree applicant prior to applying for graduation. The charge applies for each application for graduation. For information about applying for graduation, see the "Applying for Graduation section of "Advisement Information" earlier in this publication. An additional penalty charge of $25.00 will be applied for applications received after the application deadlines.


Tuition Lock Program

As the uncertainty of life proves stressful, the ability to lock in a tuition rate for the next four years of school can certainly help ease a portion of that unpredictability. Because of this, the University of Central Oklahoma is now offering a Tuition Lock Program for all incoming freshmen.

The Tuition Lock Program allows first-time undergraduate students to lock in a tuition rate that will not be impacted by later increases in tuition costs. The initial rate is set at 5% above the tuition rate from the term of entry. Participation in this program is voluntary and must be elected at time of enrollment. Specific details regarding requirements for participation can be located under Section 4.18 page 55 of the State Regents policy manual.

To lock in a tuition rate, students must meet certain criteria:

  • First-time entering undergraduate students (freshman only);
  • Full-time enrollment (12 hours per semester);
  • Maintain four (4) consecutive years of enrollment; and,
  • Resident of Oklahoma.

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