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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's average annual cost is one of the lowest of all major universities in Oklahoma.

OBU ranks as one of the most affordable private Christian universities in both Oklahoma and the nation. See how OBU compares to the competition, as well as how OBU beats the state's major flagship university and other private universities as well.

With incoming first-time freshmen receiving an annual award of at least $9,000 per year and transfer students receiving an annual award of at least $7,000 per year, OBU makes a private, world-class, Christian university education affordable.

Of the seven Oklahoma colleges listed here, OBU has the lowest Net Price at $18,173.

Source: U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard

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.


According to Sallie Mae, scholarships and grants cover more of an OBU student's expenses than the typical college student.

One in four OBU student's families make under $50,000 per year.

Tuition and Fees (Fall and Spring Combined)

Subtotal $39,990
Tuition $28,610
Fees $3,440
Housing and Meals $7,940
Subtotal $40,980
Tuition $29,330
Fees $3,550
Housing and Meals $8,100

Housing cost is based on standard dorm-style housing

Freshmen will incur an additional 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 ($715/hour in 2022, $733/hour in 2023.) A J-Term housing scholarship will also be applied to cover the cost of J-Term housing as long as the student paid housing charges during fall or spring.