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Tuition & Costs

Tuition

Fall 2019, Winter 2020 and Summer 2020 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 located under Registration Forms on the Registrar's website.

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$448.75
Upper Division$519.75
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES COURSES
Lower Division$448.75
Upper Division$519.75
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$462.75
3000+ courses$551.50
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES
0001-2999 level courses$474.25
3000+ courses$563.75
SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES COURSES
0001-2999 level courses$449.25
3000+ courses$540.25
SCHOOL OF NURSING COURSES
0001-2999 level courses$465.75
3000+ courses$556.25

All rates are per credit hour.

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

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

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 / Doctoral Students

Graduate / doctoral students pay tuition at either in-state or non-resident rates.

Graduate level tuition rate: applies to students pursuing a master's program or graduate certificate program AND non-degree seeking, professional development or guest students enrolled in graduate courses but not pursuing a graduate degree.

GRADUATE LEVEL
In-state$  770.50
Non-resident*$1,027.00

Doctoral level tuition rate: applies to students pursuing an education specialist or doctoral program.

DOCTORAL LEVEL
In-state$  775.00
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:

CRNA-MSN Program$   8,359.00/semester
Nurse Anesthesia Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) $   8,359.00/semester
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine  $ 56.522.00/year
Oakland University - Executive Masters of Business Administration $   8,500.00/semester
Cost of
Attendance
2019-2020 Fall & Winter Semesters Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance is the maximum amount of financial aid a student can receive for the term(s) for which the financial assistance is offered. Financial assistance cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance. The following costs are an estimate for the 2019-2020 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 $13346$784$10806 $2434 $27370
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Online $13346*** $784$10806$2434$27370
Community College Partnerships $8724$784 $10806 $2434$22748
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert &
Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework
$14432$784 $10806$2434$28456
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert & Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework 100% Online
$14432***  $784 $10806 $2434$28456
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Master's
Certificate
$15278 $620 $10806 $2466$29170
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and
Post Master's Certificate 100% Online
$15278***  $620 $10806$2466$29170
Graduate Physical Therapy$26206 $1250 $10806 $2466$40728
Graduate Nurse Anesthesia$16812**  $302 $10806 $8442$36362
Graduate Executive MBA$17400**  $0 $10806 $2466$30672
Out-of-State Residents 
Freshmen/Sophomore  $24710 $784 $10806  $3034$39334
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Online $24710*** $784$10806$3034$39334
Community College Partnerships $16056$784$10806$3034$30680
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert &
Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework
 $24728 $784 $10806  $3034$39352
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert & Grad/
Undergrad Preparatory coursework 100% Online
 $24728*** $784 $10806 $3034$39352
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Master's
Certificate
 $21260 $620 $10806  $3066$35752
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and
Post Master's Certificate 100% Online
 $21260*** $620 $10806 $3066$35752
Graduate Physical Therapy $36496 $1250 $10806 $3066$51618
Graduate Nurse Anesthesia $16812** $302 $10806 $9042$36962
Graduate Executive MBA $17400** $0 $10806 $3066$31272

 

  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 $6876 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:
CLASS STANDINGOff-Campus Home with Parents
In-State Residents 
Freshmen/Sophomore $4888$4888
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Online $4888$4888
Community College Partnerships $4888$4888
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert &
Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework
$4888$4888
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert & Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework 100% Online
$4888$4888
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Master's
Certificate
$4920$4920
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and
Post Master's Certificate 100% Online
$4920$4920
Graduate Physical Therapy$6554$6554
Graduate Nurse Anesthesia$8442$8442
Graduate Executive MBA$3338$3338
Freshmen/Sophomore  $5488$4888
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Online $5488$4888
Community College Partnerships $5488$4888
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert &
Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework
$5488$4888
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert & Grad/
Undergrad Preparatory coursework 100% Online
$5488$4888
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Master's
Certificate
$5520$4920
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and
Post Master's Certificate 100% Online
$5520$4920
Graduate Physical Therapy$7154$6554
Graduate Nurse Anesthesia$9042$8442
Graduate Executive MBA$3938$3338
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.

Fitzgerald House, Hamlin Hall, Hill House, Vandenberg Hall, and Van Wagoner House

Academic Year
Double room rate
$10,430 per student for fall 2019 and winter 2020 semesters combined

Single room rate (available only when space permits, in cases of documented need)
$11,350 per student for fall 2019 and winter 2020 semesters combined

Summer
Not available during the summer semester

Hillcrest Hall

Academic Year
Four-person private bedroom suite rate
$11,515 per student for fall 2019 and winter 2020 semesters combined

Summer
Not available during the summer semester

Oak View Hall

Academic Year
Double room rate (freshmen only)
$10,970 per student for fall 2019 and winter 2020 semesters combined

Two-person private-bedroom suite rate (upperclassmen only)
$11,515 per student for fall 2019 and winter 2020 semesters combined

Summer
Double room rate
$3,845 per student for the full summer 2020 semester; price adjusted for those only participating in summer I or summer II session. 
 
Two-person private-bedroom suite rate 
$4,025 per student for the full summer 2020 semester; price adjusted for those only participating in summer I or summer II session.

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

Academic Year
Four-bedroom unit rate
$8,690 per student for fall 2019 and winter 2020 semesters combined

Three-bedroom unit rate
$8,690 per student for fall 2019 and winter 2020 semesters combined

Two-bedroom unit rate
$9,140 per student for fall 2019 and winter 2020 semesters combined

Summer
Four-bedroom unit rate
$4,120 per student for the full summer 2020 semester; price adjusted for those only participating in summer I or summer II session.

Three-bedroom unit rate
$4,120 per student for the full summer 2020 semester; price adjusted for those only participating in summer I or summer II session.

Two-bedroom unit rate
$4,580 per student for the full summer 2020 semester; price adjusted for those only participating in summer I or summer II session.

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

Academic Year
Two-bedroom unit rate
$ 8,976 per student for fall 2019 and winter 2020 semesters combined

Summer Semester
$4,545  per student for the full summer 2020 semester; price adjusted for those only participating in summer I or summer II session.

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

Academic Year
Double-room rate
$ 7,120 per student for fall 2019 and winter 2020 semesters combined

Summer
Not available during the summer semester.

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

OUWB Full Academic Year
Two-bedroom unit rate
$16,060 per student for the full 2019-20 OUWB academic year.
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 and Hillcrest
Dining Halls)
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 University Housing, may purchase a voluntary meal plan, if desired.

Residents may purchase a plan using the My Housing portal if they would like the cost to be added directly to their student account. Residents may also purchase plans at the Chartwells Dining Services Office in the Oakland Center, or through the Dine on Campus website, if they would like to pay with cash, check, or personal credit card.

Non-residents must purchase plans at the Chartwells Dining Services Office in the Oakland Center, or through the Dine on Campus website.

Please note that voluntary plans may not be changed once purchased. Available voluntary plans are listed below.


Declining Balance

With this plan, you can eat at any dining establishment on campus and the cost of each meal is deducted from your remaining balance. Enrolled students benefit from this plan, as they are not required to pay sales tax on purchases made with declining dollars.

OU offers $250, $500 and $700 plans during the fall and winter semesters. Unused declining dollars roll over from fall to winter semester, but must be used by the last day of finals during the winter semester. Any declining dollars not used by the end of the winter semester will be forfeited.

Block Meal Plans

This plan allows you to eat an allotted number of meals at either of our "all-you-care-to-eat" dining halls, which are located in Vandenberg and Hillcrest Halls. This plan also provides transfer meal equivalency in participating locations in the Pioneer Food Court, The Hive, and Tilly's. You may use as many of your meal swipes as you like during any meal period, providing the opportunity to swipe in guests as desired. Block meals do not roll over from semester to semester, and your block meal plan will expire at the end of the semester in which it was purchased.

8 Meal Block Cost: $69.25
15 Meal Block Cost: $124.88
35 Meal Block Cost: $274.71
50 Meal Block Cost: $369.12
75 Meal Block Cost: $525.66

Voluntary Block Meal + Declining Balance Plans

These combination plans offer a certain number of meal swipes that may be used at the Vandenberg and Hillcrest Dining Halls, as well as declining dollars that may be used to purchase food at any food facility on campus. Under these plans, remaining meals carry over from week to week, but expire on the last day of finals in the semester in which the plan was purchased. Unused declining dollars roll over from fall to winter semester, but must be used by the last day of finals during the winter semester. Any declining dollars not used by the end of the winter semester will be forfeited. Each of the three plans costs $1,697.50.

Meal PlansMeals Per Semester
(Vandenberg and Hillcrest
Dining Halls)
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
GrizzCash
GrizzCash 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.
Net Price
Calculator
By answering a few simple questions, prospective students can obtain an estimate for the full-time cost of attendance and financial assistance at Oakland. About 80% of full-time students attending OU for the first time receive financial assistance from federal, state, OU and external sources. See for yourself just how affordable it is to attend OU.

When using our calculator, you will need the following information about yourself and your parent(s), if applicable:
  • Financial income
  • Taxes paid
  • Assets
Remember, the net price calculator is not an application for admission to Oakland University or for financial aid. To apply for admission and scholarships at OU, complete the  free application . To apply for federal financial aid and OU grants, complete the  Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA). 

Disclaimer:  The estimate provided using this net price calculator does not represent a final determination, or actual award of financial assistance.  The cost of attendance and financial aid availability may change. This estimate shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, Oakland University or the State of Michigan.  Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible for, and receive an actual financial aid award that includes federal grants, institutional grants, and loans. The information and results will not be recorded or stored.

Net Price Calculator

Cost
Estimator

This tool is for current students

OU's cost calculator provides you with an estimate of your direct charges from Oakland University for tuition and on-campus housing (if applicable). The calculator does not include all expenses included in your estimated financial aid Cost of Attendance.

Click the button below, and answer each item to receive an estimate of your cost for tuition and housing for each semester individually or for a full school year.

Cost Estimator Tool

Cost
Comparison

COST OF ATTENDANCE
Students enrolling for the First Time in Any College (FTIAC)
Fiscal Year 2019

RankSchoolTuition and
Mandatory
Fees *
Total Non-
Mandatory
Fees **
Total FTIAC
Cost ***
1Michigan Technical University$15,960$1,237$17,197
2University of Michigan Ann Arbor$15,558$1,035$16,593
3Michigan State University$14,523$292$14,815
4Wayne State University$13,766$676$14,442
5Eastern Michigan University$13,433$988$14,421
6University of Michigan Dearborn$13,304$336$13,640
7Western Michigan University$13,017$599$13,616
8Grand Valley State University$12,860$725$13,585
9Ferris State University$12,930$568$13,498
10Oakland University$13,463   -$13,463
11University of Michigan Flint$12,406$941$13,347
12Central Michigan University$12,960$385$13,345
13Lake Superior State University$12,450$617$13,067
14Northern Michigan University$11,520$830$12,350
15Saginaw Valley State University$10,814$597$11,411
Average$13,264$655$13,919



* Tuition and Mandatory Fees for First Year Students as reported in the Michigan Association of StateUniversities 2019-2020 Tuition and Fees report

** Actual Fees incurred will vary based on individual student choices

*** The following Universities charge differential tuition rates for certain programs. Depending upon the program, the all-in cost may vary: Eastern, Grand Valley, Michigan State, Michigan Tech, Northern, Oakland, Saginaw Valley, UM-AA, UM-D, Western, & Wayne State

Figures produced by the Oakland University Office of Budget and Financial Planning based on data published by HEIDI, the Michigan Association of State Universities, and university websites