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Financial Disclosure and Enrollment Costs

Undergraduate | Graduate | Adult Degree Completion | Additional Fees

Students are charged fees and tuition is based upon the number of credit hours awarded for each course, the course level and resident 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 (OSRHE) 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.

What is tuition?

Tuition is the price you pay for classes.UCO bases tuition on the number of credit hours you take per semester, course level and residency status.

What are fees?

Fees are additional charges to cover the costs of certain services, for example, technology or lab fees. It’s worth noting these types of fees will vary per college, as well as other variables. 

Find resources for calculating your tuition and estimated costs, and learn more about ways you can pay your bill

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Resident Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Courses (1000-4999)

  • General tuition fee: $242.80 per credit hour
  • University fee: $41.27 per credit hour

Total tuition and university fee per credit: $274.47

Oklahoma resident Sample Cost (based only on Mandatory Fees)

  • 3 credit hours: $728.40
  • 12 credit hours: $2,913.60

Additional Mandatory Tuition (per credit hour) 

  • College of Business courses: $17.35
  • Nursing courses: $18.45
  • Speech/language/pathology courses: $18.45
  • Professional teacher education courses: $5.00

Nonresident Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate Courses (1000-4999)

  • Nonresident general tuition fee: $362.90 per credit hour

Total tuition and university fee per credit: $637.37

nonOklahoma resident Sample Cost (based only on Mandatory Fees)

  • 3 credit hours: $1,940.91
  • 12 credit hours: $7,763.64

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Resident Tuition and Fees

Graduate Courses (5000-5999)

  • General tuition fee per credit hour: $317.75
  • University fee per credit hour: $41.27

Total tuition and university fee per credit hour: $346.77

Oklahoma resident Sample Cost (based only on Mandatory Fees)

  • 3 credit hours: $1,077.06
  • 12 credit hours: $4,308.24

Additional Mandatory Tuition (per credit hour)

  • Graduate MBA courses: $89.75
  • Business analytics courses: $60.00
  • College of Business courses: $17.35
  • Nursing courses: $18.45
  • Speech/language courses: $25.00

Nonresident Tuition and Fees

  • Nonresident general tuition per credit hour: $417.00

Total nonresident tuition and fee plus tuition per credit hour: $763.77

nonOklahoma resident Sample Cost (based only on Mandatory Fees)

  • 3 credit hours: $2,291.31
  • 9 credit hours: $6,873.93

Adult Degree Completion Program (ORGL Courses Only)

Resident Tuition and Fees

  • Resident tuition per credit hour: $335.59

Nonresident Tuition and Fees

  • Nonresident fee per credit hour: $283.97
Total nonresident tuition fee per credit hour: $600.00

Additional Fees

Instruction Facility Enhancement Fees 

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

  • College of Fine Arts Design: $87.66
  • College of Business: $44.92
  • Jackson College of Graduate Studies: $5.00
  • College of Education and Professional Studies: $41.34
  • College of Liberal Arts: $38.62
  • College of Mathematics and Science: $59.60
  • Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM@UCO) fee: $156.73
  • Remedial courses (English or mathematics) fee: $49.00
  • Forensic science (FRSC) courses: $56.10               
  • General university (UNIV) courses: $18.39
  • Interactive video course: $65.00
  • Leadership (LEAD) courses: $15.04
  • Department of Mass Communication fee: $15.00
  • Online (web) course delivery fee: $65.00

Special Instructional Fees

  • 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 

Service Fees

Application Fee

Charged for application for admission/readmission. Nonrefundable.

  • Undergraduate study: $40.00
  • Graduate study: $60.00

Student ID Fee

  • $25.00

International Student Maintenance Fee

A semester fee paid by international students for the development and maintenance of international student services.

  • Summer: $80.00
  • Spring/fall: $160.00

Student Insurance Fee

Required medical insurance for international students. View more information regarding international student insurance

Test Proctoring

Some UCO courses may have tests that require proctoring, including online courses. Students will be responsible for a fee if the course requires proctoring of an exam by an outside vendor. The number of proctored exams and their length varies depending on the course, and each exam can range from $4.00-$25.00 per exam depending on the length.

The Center for eLearning and Connected Environments Testing Center and the College of Business Testing Center provide proctored online exams to students at no cost.

Parking Fees

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

Late Payment Penalties

Students with past due balances for tuition, enrollment fees, housing, meal plans, parking or book charges may be assessed penalties for nonpayment or late payment. Typically, a $40 flat fee is charged for missing a due date with additional 1.5% interest assessments each month afterward. 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.

  • $45.00

Students who register during priority and early registration must pay tuition by the 5 p.m. due date to avoid interest charges and penalties.

Learn more about Central's Tuition Lock Program.

Page updated Aug. 24, 2023.