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At Oakland University, we have a responsibility to create pathways of opportunity for all students. That’s why we’re proud to offer FREE TUITION to eligible incoming Michigan freshmen.

With OU’s GOLDEN GUARANTEE, eligible incoming freshmen can attend OU free for four years. That means students can focus on their degree and their future — without worrying about how to pay for it.


OU Tuition
Gift Aid*

Remaining balance covered by the

Golden Guarantee

*Gift aid does not include the Geographic Region Award, or OU Housing Grant.

In combination with the Michigan Achievement Scholarship, OU merit and need-based aid can help to cover both tuition and other costs, such as housing and living expenses.

To Qualify

  • Apply to OU (it's free) by July 1
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • We'll let you know if you qualify for the award via your official financial aid offer


  • First-time college freshman, who are Michigan residents, and recipients of the Michigan Achievement Scholarship
  • Family income of less than or equal to $70,000, and assets less than $50,000, as determined by the FAFSA