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Tuition & Costs

Tuition

Fall 2018, Winter 2019 and Summer 2019 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$429.75
Upper Division$498.00
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES COURSES
Lower Division$429.75
Upper Division$498.00
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$453.50
3000+ courses$529.50
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES
0001-2999 level courses$464.75
3000+ courses$541.50
SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES COURSES
0001-2999 level courses$440.50
3000+ courses$518.75
SCHOOL OF NURSING COURSES
0001-2999 level courses$456.50
3000+ courses$534.25

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 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$  738.00
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 $   8,116.00/semester
Nurse Anesthesia Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) $   8,116.00/semester
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine  $ 54,928.00/year
Oakland University - Executive Masters of Business Administration $   8,500.00/semester
Cost of
Attendance
2018-2019 Fall & Winter Semesters Cost of Attendance

The following costs are an estimate for the 2018-2019 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 $12606$784$10100 $2034 $25524
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Online $12606*** $784$10100$2034$25524
Community College Partnerships $7852$784 $10100 $2034$20770
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert &
Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework
$13644$784 $10100$2034$26562
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert & Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework 100% Online
$13644***  $784 $10100 $2034$26562
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Master's
Certificate
$14066 $620 $10100 $2066$26852
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and
Post Master's Certificate 100% Online
$14066***  $620 $10100$2066$26852
Graduate Physical Therapy$24566 $620 $10100 $2066$37352
Graduate Nurse Anesthesia$16232**  $302 $10100 $7522$34156
Graduate Executive MBA$17000**  $0 $10100 $2066$29166
Out-of-State Residents 
Freshmen/Sophomore  $24230 $784 $10100  $2634$37748
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Online $24230*** $784$10100$2634$37748
Community College Partnerships $15278$784$10100$2634$28796
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert &
Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework
 $24266 $784 $10100  $2634$37784
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert & Grad/
Undergrad Preparatory coursework 100% Online
 $24266*** $784 $10100 $2634$37784
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Master's
Certificate
 $20170 $620 $10100  $2666$33556
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and
Post Master's Certificate 100% Online
 $20170*** $620 $10100 $2666$33556
Graduate Physical Therapy $35226 $620 $10100 $2888$48834
Graduate Nurse Anesthesia $16232** $302 $10100 $8122$34756
Graduate Executive MBA $17000** $0 $10100 $2666$29766

 

  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 $6508 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 $4440$4440
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Online $4440$4440
Community College Partnerships $4440$4440
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert &
Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework
$4440$4440
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert & Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework 100% Online
$4440$4440
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Master's
Certificate
$4472$4472
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and
Post Master's Certificate 100% Online
$4472$4472
Graduate Physical Therapy$6300$6300
Graduate Nurse Anesthesia$7522$7522
Graduate Executive MBA$7922$2922
Freshmen/Sophomore  $5040$4440
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Online $5040$4440
Community College Partnerships $5040$4440
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert &
Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework
$5349$4440
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert & Grad/
Undergrad Preparatory coursework 100% Online
$5040$4440
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Master's
Certificate
$5072$4472
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and
Post Master's Certificate 100% Online
$5072$4472
Graduate Physical Therapy$6900$6300
Graduate Nurse Anesthesia$8122$7522
Graduate Executive MBA$3522$2922 
2018-2019 Fall & Winter Semesters Cost of Attendance

The following costs are an estimate for the 2018-2019 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 $12606$784$10100 $2034 $25524
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Online $12606*** $784$10100$2034$25524
Community College Partnerships $7852$784 $10100 $2034$20770
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert &
Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework
$13644$784 $10100$2034$26562
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert & Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework 100% Online
$13644***  $784 $10100 $2034$26562
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Master's
Certificate
$14066 $620 $10100 $2066$26852
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and
Post Master's Certificate 100% Online
$14066***  $620 $10100$2066$26852
Graduate Physical Therapy$24566 $620 $10100 $2066$37352
Graduate Nurse Anesthesia$16232**  $302 $10100 $7522$34156
Graduate Executive MBA$17000**  $0 $10100 $2066$29166
Out-of-State Residents 
Freshmen/Sophomore  $24230 $784 $10100  $2634$37748
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Online $24230*** $784$10100$2634$37748
Community College Partnerships $15278$784$10100$2634$28796
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert &
Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework
 $24266 $784 $10100  $2634$37784
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert & Grad/
Undergrad Preparatory coursework 100% Online
 $24266*** $784 $10100 $2634$37784
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Master's
Certificate
 $20170 $620 $10100  $2666$33556
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and
Post Master's Certificate 100% Online
 $20170*** $620 $10100 $2666$33556
Graduate Physical Therapy $35226 $620 $10100 $2888$48834
Graduate Nurse Anesthesia $16232** $302 $10100 $8122$34756
Graduate Executive MBA $17000** $0 $10100 $2666$29766

 

  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 $6508 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 $4440$4440
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Online $4440$4440
Community College Partnerships $4440$4440
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert &
Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework
$4440$4440
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert & Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework 100% Online
$4440$4440
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Master's
Certificate
$4472$4472
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and
Post Master's Certificate 100% Online
$4472$4472
Graduate Physical Therapy$6300$6300
Graduate Nurse Anesthesia$7522$7522
Graduate Executive MBA$7922$2922
Freshmen/Sophomore  $5040$4440
Freshmen/Sophomore 100% Online $5040$4440
Community College Partnerships $5040$4440
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert &
Grad/Undergrad Preparatory coursework
$5349$4440
Junior/Senior/2nd Degree/Teacher Cert & Grad/
Undergrad Preparatory coursework 100% Online
$5040$4440
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and Post Master's
Certificate
$5072$4472
Graduate/Professional/Graduate and
Post Master's Certificate 100% Online
$5072$4472
Graduate Physical Therapy$6900$6300
Graduate Nurse Anesthesia$8122$7522
Graduate Executive MBA$3522$2922 
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 Hall, Hill House, Vandenberg Hall, and Van Wagoner House

Academic Year
Double room rate
$10,225 per student for fall 2018 and winter 2019 semesters combined

Single room rate (available only when space permits)
$11,130 per student for fall 2018 and winter 2019 semesters combined

Summer
Not available during the summer semester

Hillcrest Hall

Academic Year
Four-person private bedroom suite rate
$11,290 per student for fall 2018 and winter 2019 semesters combined

Summer
Not available during the summer semester

Oak View Hall

Academic Year
Double room rate (freshmen only)
$10,755 per student for fall 2018 and winter 2019 semesters combined

Two-person private-bedroom suite rate (upperclassmen only)
$11,290 per student for fall 2018 and winter 2019 semesters combined

Summer
Two-person private-bedroom suite rate (all summer residents assigned to this style)
$3,820 per student for the full summer 2018 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
$8,520 per student for fall 2018 and winter 2019 semesters combined

Three-bedroom unit rate
$8,520 per student for fall 2018 and winter 2019 semesters combined

Two-bedroom unit rate
$8,960 per student for fall 2018 and winter 2019 semesters combined

Summer
Not available during summer 2018 semester; undergoing structural renovations

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
$8,800 per student for fall 2018 and winter 2019 semesters combined

Summer Semester
$4,315 per student for the full summer 2018 semester; price adjusted for those only participating in the 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
$6,980 per student for fall 2018 and winter 2019 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
$15,745 per student for fall 2018 and winter 2019 semesters combined
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 Centers)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, or through Chartwells Dining Services if they would like to pay with a personal credit card.

Non-residents must purchase their plan through Chartwells Dining Services.

Please note the following details about voluntary meal plans: Unused dollars roll over from fall to winter semester, but must be used by the end of the winter semester. Unused dollars do not roll over from year to year. Voluntary meal plans may not be changed once purchased. 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, 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: $67.23
15 Meal Block Cost: $121.24
35 Meal Block Cost: $266.71
50 Meal Block Cost: $358.37
75 Meal Block Cost: $510.35

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, 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: $1265.00
GrizzCash
GrizzCa$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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Calculator
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