How much is tuition at Oklahoma City University School of Law?
Tuition and fees per year are as follows:
- Students enrolled in the full-time program: $37,350
- Students enrolled in the part-time option: $24,900
If classes are delivered online due to COVID, will I receive a refund?
Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 2020-2021 may be delivered remotely or in a hybrid format. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be modified or refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely or via a hybrid model for any part of the Academic Year. In the event, Oklahoma City University cancels in-progress courses because of a campus closure or institution-wide transition to remote instruction, and such cancellation results in a change in a student’s enrollment status, Oklahoma City University may, at its discretion, refund a portion of the student’s tuition and/or course-specific fees (such as lab fees). Should the University determine, in its sole discretion, that a refund is appropriate, such a refund may be made via credit to the student’s Spring 2021 semester account.
Temporary or permanent changes to the method of instruction, regardless of when they are implemented, are not grounds for refunds under the University’s tuition and fee refund policy.
We believe the value of an Oklahoma City University education and degree, whether in-person or remote, continues to greatly exceed tuition. Moreover, our main educational costs are continuing, as the services they provide are continuing; our infrastructure costs are continuing; and we are incurring additional costs for online education and actions we are taking to respond to the pandemic. As such, Oklahoma City University does not refund tuition because of changes to the method of instruction.
We continue to work with students and families who are in financial distress due to the coronavirus pandemic, and we encourage you to reach out if you need help. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.
How do I apply for scholarships?
Applicants will automatically be considered for Merit Scholarships by the Admissions Committee. Selected applicants will receive information about the award with his or her acceptance letter. If you’re applying for the Hatton W. Sumners Scholarship, there is an additional application that must be submitted by February 15th. To be considered for the Hatton W. Sumners scholarship, your application file, including the LSAC CAS report, must also be received by the Admissions Office by February 15th. Please download the application or contact the School of Law Admissions Office.
How do I apply for federal loans?
Who is eligible for federal loans?
U.S. citizens and permanent residents not in active bankruptcy or in default of prior federal student loans are eligible to apply.
How important is my credit history?
Credit history is very important. Options are limited for students unable to qualify for Graduate PLUS loans and your eligibility is based, in part, upon your credit history.
How do I check my credit history?
Start by ordering your three-bureau report to review your credit history. If your report suggests that securing Graduate PLUS Loans will be difficult, we encourage you to pursue credit counseling and/or be prepared to secure a co-signer if Grad PLUS Loans are necessary for you to pursue a legal degree.
When will I know what kind of financial aid I will receive?
You will receive an award notification approximately three to five weeks after admission.
Who should I contact if I have questions about financial aid?
Contact the Oklahoma City University Financial Aid Department at (405) 208-5211.
What kind of financial aid is available for international students?
Like all applicants, international students will be considered for merit-based awards, but are generally not eligible for federal financial aid. Private loans may be available.
May I work while attending law school?
OCU Law strongly recommends that a full-time student refrain from working during the first year of law school. After you have completed your first year of law school, you must base the amount of outside employment hours on the number of credits being taken. If you plan to fund law school by working during law school, you may enroll as a part-time student and continue to work full-time. Contact the Office of Admissions or the Academic Services Center/Registrar for more information.
What qualifications do I need to be admitted to the Bar in another state?
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through The National Conference of Bar Examiners.
Is Oklahoma a UBE state?
On June 6, 2020, the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma unanimously voted to adopt the Uniform Bar Examination in Oklahoma. The Uniform Bar Exam will be given beginning after July 1, 2021.
How do I check my status?
Check your status online here.
How will I be notified of a decision?
Admissions decisions are typically made within two to four weeks after we receive an applicant’s completed file. Admitted students are formally notified by U.S. Mail, which will include a form to reserve your seat in the class and accept any awarded scholarship.
What if my application is denied?
All decisions of the Admissions Committee are final. Applicants denied admissions may reapply the following year.
Resources & Links
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Direct Loans: Loan information and applications
Fastweb: Scholarship Search and Expert Tips and Financial Aid
LSAC: A Financial Aid Introduction
FINAID: The Smart Student’s Guide to Financial Aid
FICO SCORE: Order your credit report before you begin applying for loans.