Financial Aid  
Explanation of Fees


Accompanist FeeVocal students pay a standard fee for accompanists’ services as part of their applied lessons. This fee covers accompanists’ services for studio lessons, master classes, and juries for the two-credit-hour students, and studio lessons and juries for one-credit-hour students.

Application FeeThis fee accompanies a student’s application for admission to Oklahoma City University.

Applied Dance FeeThis fee is charged to all students enrolled in dance courses utilizing specialized dance studio facilities.

Applied Music FeeThis fee is charged to all students enrolled in applied music courses.

Comprehensive Records FeeA fee charged one time per degree earned at Oklahoma City University. This fee covers a wide range of individual costs, including add/drop of classes, transcripts, and the provision of online student payment systems and statements.

Enrollment Commitment DepositFee charged to incoming freshman students prior to enrolling in their first semester.

Finance FeeAll charges on the student’s account will be due and payable on the first day of class according to the academic calendar. This fee is a one-time charge per semester on the remaining balance after the first payment is made, less any anticipated financial aid on the account. Work-study will not be considered payment until it is actually worked and applied to the student account. This fee will be waived if payment in full is received by the first payment due date.

First-Year Experience FeeCharged to all new full-time freshman and transfer students in the fall. The fee covers the costs of providing year-long services and activities for new students and their families to support academic success.

General University FeeThis is paid by all students at Oklahoma City University and provides general budget funding for a variety of services, including campus technology, academic enrichment and assessment, athletics and facilities, safety and crisis preparedness, career services, health services, personal counseling, intramurals, student government association, student traditions, religious life, and student publications.

Installment Plan Fee - Charge assessed for the payment plan that allows students to make four interest-free payments over the course of the semester. The Installment Plan Fee is also assessed to any student whose account is not paid in full by the first day of class and has not made appropriate payment arrangements.

International FeeInternational students will be assessed a fee to cover the special costs of providing personnel and facilities for immigration information and/or processing and/or documentation.

Law Graduation FeeGraduation fees are used to cover the following costs: diploma printing, mailing and handling fees (postage and mailer costs), commencement ceremony (whether or not participating), and the diploma cover.

Lab and Class FeeEach school or department determines the class fees based on their needs for lab supplies, consumable items used by students, etc. The fees are retained by the department to provide adequate supplies for those classes.

Late Registration Fee, Late Payment Fee, and Returned Check FeeThis fee is charged to students when applicable.

Music Facilities FeeMusic majors will be assessed a facilities fee each semester to help provide for the needs of a highly specialized music facility.

New Graduate Student Orientation FeeCharged to all new graduate students each fall, spring and summer semester for the purpose of providing a useful overview of services, policies and resources of interest to incoming graduate students for the purpose of promoting academic success.

New Student Orientation Spring/SummerCharged to all new full-time freshman and transfer students each spring and summer semester. The fee covers the costs of providing a useful overview of services, policies and resources of interest to incoming undergraduate students for the purpose of promoting academic success.

Nursing School FeeThis fee applies only to courses with the NURS prefix. This fee covers any required national standardized exams; certain online tutorials; registration fees for required KSN conferences and Oklahoma Legislative Day; nursing lab fees and personal lab equipment kits; national and local Student Nurses Association dues; liability insurance during patient contact; background checks and drug screens; facilities fee; online course fees; a NCLEX-RN review course; graduation photos sitting fee; class composite picture and photos for nursing license applications; skills lab equipment and instructional media; five printed invitations to the Pinning Ceremony; evaluation and transcripting of non-course credit hours, such as portfolio credit; graduate comprehensive exam and oral defense fees; and more.

Online Technology Fee  A fee charged per online credit hour to any Oklahoma City University student taking an online course. This fee covers technology updates, improvements, and general upkeep.

Parking FeeThis fee is charged to students, faculty and staff who wish to park their motor vehicles on campus. All students, faculty, and staff who have motor vehicles and park them on campus must pay the parking fee and obtain the university parking permit and display it on their vehicle at all times.

PointsPoints are a convenient way to save money in Alvin’s or the Cafeteria. Food purchases made with Points are not subject to sales tax saving more than 8% on every purchase. Unused Points expire at the end of each spring semester.