See the following bulleted list for general costs. Additional information is included below.
- Tuition--$460 per credit hour for the 2016-2017 academic year
- Books--About $150 per course
- Fees--$200 per semester
Tuition in Oklahoma Christian University’s Graduate School of Theology is only $460 per credit hour for the 2016-2017 academic year. See below for information on scholarship opportunities.
Academic books required in graduate school have the potential to be quite expensive, but will be a valuable resource for you during your studies and beyond. You may expect to spend about $150 per class on books. Sometimes books will cost much less, and sometimes a bit more, but this provides an estimate for budgeting.
The Graduate School of Theology charges an administrative fee of $200 per semester. This is the only fee charged by the program.
Cost for Auditing Courses
If you'd like to audit a class in OC’s Graduate School of Theology, the cost is just $150 per course. Auditing a course means that you may attend all of the class periods, but will not be responsible for completing assignments or exams. Although much knowledge can be gained from auditing courses, no credits will be given toward a degree.
The Oklahoma Christian University Office of Financial Services publishes university financial policies each year online. Please click this link to view these policies. To access the Office of Financial Services, please visit their web page here.
Scholarships and Employment Opportunities
Oklahoma Christian University offers you various programs if you seek financial aid to attend graduate school. Graduate students who establish financial need can receive federal loans. For more information, contact Financial Services at 405.425.5190.
- Institutional Scholarship: OC’s Graduate School of Theology offers a tuition scholarship if you are a degree-seeking student maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. This scholarship is also available to you as a new student entering the graduate program as long as you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater from previous academic work. This is a needs-based scholarship, with the average award being 30% of tuition costs. Your award may be higher or lower based on your financial need. Click here to apply for this scholarship. Note: only students who have been accepted into the Graduate School of Theology should apply for this scholarship. If you have not yet applied, please click here.
- Employment Opportunities: Work opportunities are readily available in the Edmond/Oklahoma City area. Many OC graduate students work in area churches as preachers, youth ministers, interns, and in other roles. In addition, on-campus jobs may be found by visiting www.oc.edu/campusjobs.
- Federal Financial Aid: The Graduate School of Theology welcomes federal financial aid. Please see below for details about applying for this aid.
You will receive financial awards at the beginning of the semester based on the hours in which you enroll. You are considered a full-time student if you are enrolled in 9 or more hours in a fall or spring semester (or 6 hours in a summer semester). Half-time students are those enrolled in at least 5 hours in a fall or spring semester (3 hours in summer).
All applicants must meet published guidelines to receive awards.
Note: Awards for students will be prorated if enrollment levels change from semester to semester.
Federal Financial Aid: FAFSA
To apply for federal financial aid, you should follow these steps:
1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.FAFSA.gov. Once the FAFSA has been submitted, your information will be forwarded to the Office of Financial Services at Oklahoma Christian University.
2. Next, complete the Graduate School of Theology Student Data Form.
3. After all of your paperwork is complete, the Office of Financial Services will determine your eligibility for financial aid. An award letter will be sent to your OC email address.
4. If you are a first-time borrower at Oklahoma Christian University, you will also need to complete the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note for the unsubsidized Direct Loan at www.studentloans.gov.
5. Please check your OC email periodically for any updates or changes to your financial aid.
Financial Services Policy
All charges for OC’s Graduate School of Theology classes are applied to your account when you enroll. Payment is due from you when classes begin that semester. While there is a four-week period before accounts are considered past due (and before students could be dropped for non-payment), payment is due on the first day that classes begin.
If your employer will be reimbursing you for tuition and you wish to delay payment because of an arrangement you made with your employer, you must first submit the Employer Reimbursement Form. Failure to complete the Employer Reimbursement Form by the first day of classes will result in your account being considered delinquent and therefore subjected to finance charges and possible withdrawal from classes.
Payment may be made in cash, check, money order, major credit card or through a student loan. 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 hours) is required in graduate school to be eligible for governmental loans. Also, monthly payment plans are available, which allow you to pay your balance out over the course of the semester.