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In-State Scholarships

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For grants, loans, Federal Work-Study and some scholarships, you must fill out the FAFSA. We recommend all students file their FAFSA as soon after Oct. 1 as possible for the most financial aid consideration. For more information, visit fafsa.gov.

OSU’S SCHOOL CODE
003170

University Assured

Award Description Value Eligibility
Valedictorian Scholarship A four-year partial tuition waiver. $5,000 ($1,250 x 4 years) Requires valedictorian designation by the high school according to OSU Valedictorian Scholarship criteria.
Academic Excellence Award A four-year partial tuition waiver. $8,000 ($2,000 x 4 years) OR
$10,000* ($2,500 x 4 years)
24 ACT or 1160-1190 SAT-R AND 3.8 unweighted HS GPA;
25 ACT or 1200 SAT-R AND 3.7 unweighted HS GPA;
26 ACT or 1240 SAT-R AND 3.6 unweighted HS GPA;
27 ACT or 1280 SAT-R AND 3.5 unweighted HS GPA;
28-29 ACT or 1310-1380 SAT-R AND 3.25 unweighted HS GPA
Regent's Distinguished Scholarship A four-year partial tuition waiver. $10,000 ($2,500 x 4 years) OR
$12,000** ($3,000 x 4 years)
Requires at least a 30 ACT or 1390 SAT-R AND a 3.0 unweighted HS GPA.
Academic Opportunity Award A four-year partial tuition waiver. $10,000 ($2,500 x 4 years) A need-based award. Preference is given to students from under-represented high schools, lower income areas of the state or first-generation college students.

Partnered

Award Description Value Eligibility
Cowboy Covenant - An Oklahoma's Promise Partnership Oklahoma's Promise is a state scholarship program for registered participants that covers tuition at OSU. Cowboy Covenant is a four-year cash award funded by OSU. Full tuition (Oklahoma's Promise) AND $4,000 ($1,000 x 4 years) Available to Oklahoma's Promise recipients who are fully admitted to OSU and demonstrate financial need (as determined by the FAFSA). See http://www.okhighered.org/okpromise/ for details.
Oklahoma State Regents' Institutional Nominee (OSRHE) A five-year full tuition waiver and four-year cash award funded by the state. Limited number available. Up to $35,900 Qualifying criteria set annually by the State Regents in late fall. See http://okhighered.org/academic-scholars for details.
Oklahoma State Regents' Academic Scholars (OSRHE) A five-year full tuition waiver and cash award funded by the state. Up to $46,700 Based on ACT/SAT scores at or above the 99.5 percentile for OK residents. Additional criteria set annually by the State Regents. See http://okhighered.org/academic-scholars for details.
National Merit Scholarship A five-year full tuition waiver and a combination of state, university, and National Merit Funding. Up to $65,700 The National Merit Scholarship Corporation determines requirements and eligibility. National Merit Finalists must select OSU as their first choice. See http://nationalmerit.org and http://financialaid.okstate.edu/national-merit for details.

University Competitive

Award Description Value Eligibility
Academic College Scholarships Value and terms vary by academic college and department. Varied Based on the major students indicate on their application for admission, OSU academic colleges award scholarships. Selection may be based on a number of factors, including test scores and GPA, leadership and community service, essays, interviews and/or auditions.
President's Distinguished Scholarship A four-year cash award. $10,000 ($2,500 x 4 years) Highly competitive selection. Requires a 27 ACT or 1280 SAT-R score, a minimum 3.75 GPA and a strong record of leadership as indicated on the application for admission.
President's Leadership Council (PLC) Scholarship A one-year cash award. Students serve on the President's Leadership Council. $1,500 (1 year) Highly competitive selection. Requires a strong record of leadership and community service as indicated on the application for admission.

Students may only receive the award with the highest value they are eligible for from the University Assured Scholarship or Partnered Scholarship categories. Exceptions include Oklahoma's Promise and Cowboy Covenant, which can be combined with one award in the University Assured Scholarship or Partnered Scholarship categories.
*Dependent on $2,000 unmet need (as determined by the FAFSA). Estimated based on 30 credit hours per academic year.
**Dependent on $2,500 unmet need (as determined by the FAFSA). Estimated based on 30 credit hours per academic year.

If selected, students may receive either the President's Distinguished Scholarship OR the President's Leadership Council Scholarship. Either award may be combined with other university scholarships. ACT and SAT scores are computed without the essay score. SAT scores indicated here represent tests taken on or after the National March 2016 test. For eligible scores for tests taken prior to March 2016, visit http://financialaid.okstate.edu.

Estimated Cost

Estimated Cost for 2016-2017 Academic Year
These estimates are based on 15 credit hours per semester. Your actual costs will vary.
Classification Tuition & Fees Room & Board Book & Supplies Total Direct Expenses
Undergraduate Oklahoma Resident $9,520 $8,840 $1,260 $19,620

Some programs, such as OSU tuition scholarships, pay all or part of the cost of “tuition” only, not fees. To determine an estimate of tuition charges separate from fees, go to bursar.okstate.edu.