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Tuition & Costs

Tuition

Fall 2017, Winter 2018 and Summer 2018 Tuition Rates

New tuition rates are set by the OU Board of Trustees in the summer. The Board reserves the right to change any and all tuition rates when circumstances make such a change necessary.

  • Competency credits are $55/credit hour.  
  • Audited courses will be charged at regular tuition rates.
  • Veterans qualify for in-state tuition rates. 
By registering for courses or contracting for on campus housing at Oakland University, students acknowledge that they have read and accept the Student Business Services Terms and Conditions found on this website.

Non-resident students are required to pay non-resident tuition rates according to university policy referenced in university catalogs. Students classified as non-residents who believe they qualify for resident status should apply for reclassification 30 days before the beginning of a semester by completing an  Application for Reclassification of Residence Status.

Non-Dischargeable Educational Benefits: Oakland University (“university”) may provide, extend or advance funds, credits and/or other financial accommodations to students, to be applied towards their tuition and/or charges, with the understanding that students will re-pay those amounts. All such amounts, other than scholarships, fellowships, stipends and/or tuition waivers, are loans and/or educational benefits which students must repay to the university together with late payment charges as established by the university. In consideration for allowing students to attend classes, students agree to repay the university for those loans and/or educational benefits and acknowledge that their re-payment obligation is not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

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Tuition is assessed as follows:

Undergraduate Students

BASE TUITION RATES apply to courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education and Human Services.

  • Lower-division rates apply to freshmen and sophomores with fewer than 56 credits, and non-matriculating (non-degree seeking) students.
  • Upper-division rates apply to juniors and seniors with 56 or more credits, students who have earned undergraduate degrees and are admitted to OU for a second undergraduate degree program, all students with post-bachelor admission status, and guest students from other colleges.
  • Non-resident tuition rates apply to non-Michigan residents and are also based on upper- and lower-division status.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES
Lower Division$414.00
Upper Division$479.75
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES COURSES
Lower Division$414.00
Upper Division$479.75
NON-RESIDENT*
Lower Division$795.75
Upper Division$853.25

All rates are per credit hour.
*Some online programs are approved for in-state tuition. Visit oakland.edu/online/costs for a list.

DIFFERENTIAL TUITION RATES apply to courses offered by the School of Business Administration, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing.

  • Course numbers determine tuition rates in the academic units with differential tuition: courses 0001-2999 and courses 3000 and above.
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COURSES
0001-2999 level courses$434.75
3000+ courses$510.75
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES
0001-2999 level courses$445.00
3000+ courses$521.25
SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES COURSES
0001-2999 level courses$424.25
3000+ courses$500.50
SCHOOL OF NURSING COURSES
0001-2999 level courses$439.75
3000+ courses$516.00

All rates are per credit hour.

To help you understand your statement, view a list of subject codes for each school and college.

Transfer Credit and Tuition: For information on transfer credit and tuition please visit the Transferring Credit section of the Office of the Registrar's website. 


Graduate Students

Graduate students pay tuition at either in-state or non-resident rates. Graduate student rates apply to students admitted with special graduate, certification, master’s, post-master’s, second graduate degree or doctoral status.

GRADUATE COURSES
In-state$  706.25
Non-resident*$1,027.00

All rates are per credit hour.
*Some online programs are approved for in-state tuition. Visit oakland.edu/online/costs for a list.

Some programs follow alternate tuition structures. For more information, please visit their websites:

Cost of
Attendance
2017 Summer Semester Cost of Attendance

The following costs are an estimate for the 2017 summer semester based on full-time enrollment for students living on campus*:

CLASS STANDINGTUITION1BOOKS & SUPPLIES2 ON CAMPUS
ROOM & BOARD3 
PERSONAL AND MISC SUMMER TOTAL 
In-State Residents
Freshmen/Sophomore$6414$5827$12241
Freshmen/Sophomore Presidential Scholars$6414$5827$12241
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Athletes$6414$5827$12241
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Online$6414***$5827$12241
Community College Partnerships$4154$5827$9981
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert & Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework$6911$5827$12738
Junior/Senior Presidential Scholars$6911$5827$12738
Junior/Senior 100% Athletes$6911$5827$12738
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert and Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework 100% Online$6911*** $5827$12738
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Master's Certificate $6354$5827$12181
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Masters Certificate 100% Online$6354***$5827$12181
Graduate Physical Therapy $6473$5827$12300
Graduate Nurse-Anesthesia $8268** $5827$14095
Graduate Executive MBA $8300** $5827$14127
 Out-of-State Residents
Freshmen/Sophomore $12652$5827$18479
Freshmen/Sophomore Presidential Scholars$12652$5827$18479
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Athletes$12652$5827$18479
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Online$12652***$5827$18479
Community College Partnerships$8258$5827$14085
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert & Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework $12662$5827$18489
Junior/Senior Presidential Scholars$12662$5827$18489
Junior/Senior 100% Athletes$12662$5827$18489
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert and Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework 100% Online$12662*** $5827$18489
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Master's Certificate $9796$5827

$15623

Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Master's Certificate 100% Online$9796***$5827$15623
Graduate Physical Therapy $9589$5827$15416
Graduate Nurse-Anesthesia $8266** $5827$14093
Graduate Executive MBA $8300** $5827$14127
  1. Tuition estimate is for full-time enrollment. Tuition is charged per credit hour,**with the exception of tuition for Graduate Nurse Anesthesia and Graduate Executive MBA programs, for which tuition is charged per program.  ***View a list of online programs that qualify for in-state tuition here.  
  2. Book and supply expenses vary depending on student's course schedules. Students can purchase books through any book vendor including the Barnes and Noble at Oakland University Bookstore.
  3. Housing expenses vary depending on living arrangements. The off-campus and at home housing budgets for summer are:
  • Out-of-state residents on campus: $6127
  • In-state residents off campus: $5358
  • Out-of-state residents off campus: $5658
  • In-state residents at home with parents: $2982
  • Out-of-state residents at home with parents: $2982 

2017-2018 Fall & Winter Semesters Cost of Attendance

The following costs are an estimate for the 2017-2018 fall and winter semesters based on full-time enrollment for students living on campus*. 

CLASS STANDINGTUITION1 BOOKS & 
SUPPLIES2
 
ON CAMPUS
ROOM & BOARD3
 
*PERSONAL &
MISC4 
FALL/
WINTER
TOTAL
 
In-State Residents 
Freshmen/Sophomore $11970$764$9620 $2034 $24388
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Online $11970*** $764$9620$2034$24388
Community College Partnerships $7450$764 $9620 $2034$19868
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert &
Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework
$12950$764 $9620$2034$25368
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert & Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework 100% Online
$12950***  $764 $9620 $2034$25368
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Master's
Certificate
$13614 $588 $9620 $2066$25888
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and
Post Master's Certificate 100% Online
$13614***  $588 $9620$2066$25888
Graduate Physical Therapy$23350 $588 $9620 $2288$35846
Graduate Nurse Anesthesia$15300**  $378 $9620 $7972$33270
Graduate Executive MBA$17000**  $0 $9620 $2066$28686
Out-of-State Residents 
Freshmen/Sophomore  $23872 $764 $9620  $2634$36890
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Online $23872*** $764$9620$2634$36890
Community College Partnerships $15022$764$9620$2634$28040
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert &
Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework
 $23890 $764 $9620  $2634$37908
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert&Grad/
Undergrad Preparatory coursework 100% Online
 $23890*** $764 $9620 $2634$37908
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Master's
Certificate
 $20540 $588 $9620  $2666$33414
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and
Post Master's Certificate 100% Online
 $20540*** $588 $9620 $2666$33414
Graduate Physical Therapy $35226 $588 $9620 $2888$48322
Graduate Nurse Anesthesia $15300** $378 $9620 $8572$33870
Graduate Executive MBA $17000** $0 $9620 $2666$29286

 

  1. Tuition estimate is for full-time enrollment. Tuition is charged per credit hour,**with the exception of tuition for Graduate Nurse Anesthesia and Graduate Executive MBA programs, for which tuition is charged per program.  ***View a list of online programs that qualify for in-state tuition here.  
  2. Book and supply expenses vary depending on student's course schedules. Students can purchase books through any book vendor including the Barnes and Noble at Oakland University Bookstore.
  3. Housing expenses vary depending on living arrangements. The off-campus housing budget is $6454 for fall and winter semesters. For students living at home, the budget is $1500.
  4. *Personal and miscellaneous expenses can include transportation, clothing, personal hygiene, telephone, meals not covered by a meal contract, Direct Loan fees ($34 for undergraduate students, $66 for graduate students), etc. Direct loan fees are not included for international students. For students living off-campus or at home, the transportation, personal and miscellaneous expenses are as follows:
  • In-State Undergraduate: $4464
  • In-State Graduate: $4496
  • In-State Graduate Physical Therapy: $6338
  • In-State Nurse Anesthesia: $7972
  • In-State Graduate Executive MBA: $2930
  • Out-of-State Undergraduate Off-Campus: $5064
  • Out-of-State Undergraduate at Home with Parents: $4464
  • Out-of-State Graduate Off-Campus: $5096
  • Out-of-State Graduate at Home with Parents: $4496
  • Out-of-State Graduate Physical Therapy Off-Campus: $6938
  • Out-of-State Graduate Physical Therapy at Home with Parents: $6338
  • Out-of-State Graduate Nurse Anesthesia Off-Campus: $8572
  • Out-of-State Graduate Nurse Anesthesia at Home with Parents: $7972
  • Out-of-State Graduate Executive MBA Off-Campus: $3530
  • Out-of-State Graduate Executive MBA at Home with Parents: $2932 
Room and
Board Rates
Residence Halls
Residence hall students must select a meal plan, which is included in the total cost for room and board.

Hamlin, Vandenberg, Hill, Van Wagoner, and Fitzgerald

Double-room rate
$9,910 per student for fall 2017 and winter 2018 semesters (combined)
$3,022 per student for summer 2017 semester

Single-room rate (when space permits)
$10,775 per student for fall 2017 and winter 2018 semesters (combined)
$3,265 per student for summer 2017 semester

Oak View

Double-room rate
$10,425 per student for fall 2017 and winter 2018 semesters (combined)
$3,543 per student for summer 2017 semester

Private-bedroom suite rate
$10,940 per student for fall 2017 and winter 2018 semesters (combined)
$3,706 per student for summer 2017 semester

Ann V. Nicholson student apartment complex
Apartment costs include all utilities. Residents are not required to select a meal plan, but many choose to purchase a voluntary plan for convenience.

Four-bedroom unit rate
$8,250 per student for fall 2017 and winter 2018 semesters (combined)
$3,798 per student for summer 2017 semester

Three-bedroom unit rate
$8,250 per student for fall 2017 and winter 2018 semesters (combined)
$3,798 per student for summer 2017 semester

Two-bedroom unit rate
$8,675 per student for fall 2017 and winter 2018 semesters (combined)
$4,223 per student for summer 2017 semester

George T. Matthews student apartment complex
Apartment costs include all utilities. Residents are not required to select a meal plan but many choose to for convenience.

Two-occupant rate

$8,520 per student for fall 2017 and winter 2018 semesters (combined)
$4,188 per student for summer 2017 semester


Greek Cottages
Cottage costs include all utilities. Residents are not required to select a meal plan but many choose to for convenience.

Double-room rate
$6,760 per student for fall 2017 and winter 2018 semesters (combined)


OUWB School of Medicine
Apartment costs include all utilities. Residents are not required to select a meal plan but many choose to for convenience.

Full academic 2017-18 year rate
$15,240
Residence Halls
Meal Plans
For students who live in the residence halls, a meal plan is included in the price of room and board. These plans give students the opportunity to eat at any of the dining facilities on campus. Arrangements also can be made for box lunches and sick trays.

Students are permitted a maximum of four meals per day.  Students also have declining points (meal dollars) to be used to purchase food at any food facility on campus. Note that one declining balance point equals one meal dollar. Unused declining balance dollars roll over from fall to winter semesters, but Chartwells will retain any declining balance dollars not used by the end of winter semester.

Once a meal plan has been submitted to Chartwells, it cannot be changed during that semester. Residence halls residents will have the opportunity in the fall to select a different meal plan for the winter semester during a designated meal plan change period. This meal plan change period is announced to residents via email in October, and students are expected to submit a completed change form during the designated time frame. 

Residence Hall Meal Plans


Meal Plansmeals Per Semester (Vandenberg Dining Center)Meal dollars per semester for food purchases elsewhere on campus
280280
225335
165450
Voluntary
Meal Plans
Residents of the student apartments, as well as faculty, staff and students who do not live in the residence halls, may purchase a voluntary meal plan. 

Please note the following details about voluntary meal plans:

  • Unused dollars roll over from fall to winter semester, and may be used on breaks, but must be used by the end of the winter semester.

  • Unused dollars do not roll over from year to year.

  • Residents are reminded via email in November that if they wish to select one or more voluntary meal plans for the winter term, they may do so prior to the end of the fall semester, or any time after the start of the winter semester.

  • Details on available plans may be viewed below.

Declining Balance

With this plan, you can eat at any dining establishment on campus while the cost of each meal is deducted from your remaining balance.

OU offers $250, $500 and $700 plans during fall and winter semesters. Unused dollars roll over from fall to winter semester, and may be used on breaks, but must be used by the end of the winter semester. Unused dollars do not roll over from year to year. Chartwells will retain any declining balance dollars not used by the end of the semester.

Block Meal Plans

This plan allows you to eat a certain number of meals at the Vandenberg Dining Center during any given semester.
  • 8 Meal Block Cost: $65.27
  • 15 Meal Block Cost: $117.71
  • 35 Meal Block Cost: $258.94
  • 50 Meal Block Cost: $347.93
  • 75 Meal Block Cost: $495.89

 

Block Meal + Declining Balance Plans

This is a combination plan that offers you a certain number of meals at the Vandenberg Dining Center. You also have declining balance points (meal dollars) to be used to purchase food at any food facility on campus. Note that one declining balance point equals one meal dollar. Under this plan, the number of meals remaining carry over from week to week until the end of the semester. There are three plans you may choose from, and you will find them described below. Unused dollars roll over from fall to winter semester, and may be used on breaks, but must be used by the end of the winter semester. Unused dollars do not roll over from year to year. Chartwells will retain any declining balance dollars not used by the end of the winter semester. Each of the three plans costs $1,575.

Meal PlansMeals Per Semester (Vandenberg Dining Center)Meal dollars per semester for food purchases elsewhere on campus
280280
225335
165450

Summer Voluntary Meal Plan

This meal plan provides 10 meals per week throughout the chosen session(s). 
  • Summer Session I Meal Plan: $632.50
  • Summer Session II Meal Plan: $632.50
  • Summer Session I and II Meal Plan: $1265.00

SpiritCash

GrizzCa$h is a debit account that can be opened in OU’s ID Card Office. Once you open a GrizzCash account, you can use it to purchase food at any dining location on campus.

Each time you make a purchase using GrizzCash, the amount spent is subtracted from your balance. GrizzCash carries over each semester. Additional GrizzCash can be added to your account at any time.

Purchasing a Voluntary Meal Plan


Apartment residents will receive an email prior to move-in detailing how to purchase a meal plan through University Housing. Meal plans purchased in this way will be charged to student accounts. 

Residents, commuting students, faculty, and staff members may also purchase one or more plans through Chartwells at any point during the semester. Meal plans purchased through Chartwell's must be paid with a personal credit card. 


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