Affordability and Value

OBU alumnus Marcello Gomes and his daughter, OBU student Bruna Gomes, talk about how scholarships from OBU changed their lives.

Martha Jones, mother of an OBU student, tells how financial aid made OBU affordable for her family.

OBU ranks as one of the most affordable private Christian colleges in the country. An investment in an OBU education is a smart investment in your future.

OBU’s Net Price

OBU’s average net cost is much less than our published costs of tuition, fees and housing and is very competitive with Oklahoma’s four-year public research universities. As a matter of fact, OBU’s net price is 25% less than the national average. Get an estimate of what your net cost to attend OBU will be by completing the Net Price Calculator.


OBU is one of three universities in Oklahoma and the only private Oklahoma university listed on Great Value College’s rankings of 50 Great Affordable Colleges in the Midwest.

Financial Aid Assistance

OBU is committed to helping students from all financial backgrounds achieve their dreams of a high-quality, Christian education. Our financial aid counselors will work with you to build a financial package just for you. Let us walk you through the financial aid process. You’ll be glad you did.

2016–17 Tuition and Fees

Tuition $22,710
Fees $2,600
Housing $3,250
Meals $3,760
Subtotal $32,320

Freshmen will incur an additional $265 or $360 charge for meals during J-term depending on student's choice of plan.

All first-time freshmen are required to attend J-Term. They may select one course from the First Year Experience (FYE) selection that will be paid with an OBU scholarship. (J-Term courses that are not FYE will be charged at the J-term rate ($568/hour). A J-Term housing scholarship will also be applied to cover cost of J-Term housing as long as the student paid housing charges during fall or spring.