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OBU’s New Bison Pact: Transforming Higher Education Accessibility for Oklahoma’s Promise Qualifiers

October 16, 2023

Oklahoma Baptist University’s newly announced Bison Pact will cover tuition and general fees for Oklahoma’s Promise qualifiers who are incoming OBU freshmen and transfers in fall 2024, making private Christian education affordable for many families across the state. This stands to save families $140,000 over the course of four years.

“We are excited about the creation of the Bison Pact program that will provide new incoming Oklahoma’s Promise students with a financial pathway to obtain an OBU degree,” said Brad Burnett, vice president for enrollment management. “In an effort to assist as many Oklahomans as possible we are also offering the program to qualifying Oklahoma’s Promise students transferring to OBU.”

To take advantage of this incredible opportunity, prospective students must apply to OBU by March 1 and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before March 1.

The Bison Pact covers the gap between Oklahoma’s Promise and the cost of tuition and general fees providing students with a significant financial boost toward the cost of their education. This initiative is applicable for the fall and spring semesters, allowing students to benefit from affordable education during their entire academic year.

Bison Pact recipients are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress and file a FAFSA each year before March 1.