Costs & Financial Aid
Effective Fall 2013, tuition for the Graduate School of Engineering will increase to $495 per credit hour. For the 2012-2013 academic year, tuition is $475 per credit hour. In Fall 2012, OC also stopped charging all fees for its academic programs.
The MSE degree is made up of 30 hours. The tuition covers the cost of a MacBook Air computer with MacOS and Windows 7 software. Students who graduate from the program and have covered the entire cost of the laptop may keep it after leaving OC.
Please read OC's Financial Policy for Graduate Students here.
Financial Services Policy
All charges for the MSE are applied to accounts at enrollment. Payment is due when classes begin for that student in any semester. While there is a four-week period before accounts are considered past due, payment is due on the first day classes begin for a student.
Payment may be made through the student's Account Online via cash, echeck, or credit card (excluding Visa). Student loans are also available for those who qualify. The Financial Services office is available to assist in the application process. It is recommended that students start this process as early as possible. Please note that half-time enrollment (a minimum of five credit hours) is required in graduate school to be eligible for loans. Also, monthly payment plans are available to graduate students as they are for undergraduate students.
Students wishing to delay payment based on an employer reimbursement financial agreement must first submit the Employer Reimbursement Form. Failure to complete the Employer Reimbursement Form by the first day of classes will result in the student's account being considered delinquent and therefore subjected to finance charges and possible withdrawal from classes.
To apply for federal financial aid, students should follow these steps:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once the FAFSA has been submitted, the student's information will be forwarded to the Office of Financial Services at Oklahoma Christian University.
- Students must then complete the MSE Student Data Form and return it to the Office of Financial Services.
- Once OC has received your FAFSA information, we may need additional paperwork, such as an Independent Verification Worksheet, your signed federal tax return, or an Asset Information Worksheet. We will contact you if we need more paperwork.
- After all of your paperwork is complete, the Office of Financial Services will determine your eligibility for financial aid. We will then send you an award letter.
- If you are a first-time borrower at Oklahoma Christian University, you will also need to complete a loan entrance interview before borrowing a Stafford Loan.
- When you receive your award letter, we will notify you with instructions on how to complete the loan application.
If you have questions, please contact Linda Orr at 405-425-5194.
A limited number of graduate assistantships are available for full-time graduate students. These assistantships result in reduced tuition rates. After an application has been submitted to the MSE program, a student may request to be considered for an assistantship.
Students who wish to apply for a graduate assistantship for the 2013-2014 academic year must complete the 2013-2014 Graduate Assistant Application and submit it to Stephanie Baird, Program Director, by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 29. Please direct any questions about this process to Stephanie Baird at email@example.com or 405-425-5579.