Step 1: Submit FAFSA and Review Financial Aid Fast Facts for Law Students
U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are not in active bankruptcy or in default of prior federal student loans are eligible to apply for federal loans. This is done through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Beginning October 1, using your tax returns, you should complete your FAFSA form. If you have never filed a FAFSA or have lost your Personal Identification Number (PIN), apply for a PIN first.
The Title IV institutional code for Oklahoma City University is 003166. FAFSA is required for all federal loans.
Step 2: Award Letters
After you have been admitted and submitted your FAFSA, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Notification via student email. Please review and accept your awards via BlueLink immediately. Loans will not be processed without your acceptance.
Please contact Student Financial Services immediately if you:
- Require assistance in acquiring student loans
- Have other questions regarding the aid process
- Have not received an award letter after submitting the FAFSA and any other requested documents
CALL (405) 208-5211 FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE
Step 3: Pre-Loan Counseling
All incoming students who have accepted loans must complete pre-loan entrance counseling.
Step 4: Distribution of Aid
If you are receiving financial aid (scholarships or loans), your aid will be credited against your tuition costs. Any excess aid will be refunded to you via direct deposit into your bank account. You will need to fill out a direct deposit form.
Types of Financial Aid
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
The maximum amount for Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loans per academic year is $20,500 for graduate students. Interest may be paid while in school, or added to the principal without penalty, upon request. Graduate Unsubsidized loans offer a fixed interest rate. Repayment begins 6 months after graduation or enrollment drops below half-time status. Contact your loan servicer for additional details. Students attending summer school may receive one-third of their loan eligibility for each term – summer, fall and spring. The aggregate Direct Loan limit for Law students is $138,500.
PLUS loans for Graduate/Professional Students Loans
Law students are eligible to borrow up to their cost of attendance minus other estimated financial assistance. Terms and conditions applicable to Parent PLUS loans also apply to Graduate/Professional PLUS loans and include a determination that the applicant does not have an adverse credit history, repayment beginning on the date of the last disbursement of the loan (in-school deferment is available), and currently have a fixed interest rate. When applying, please make sure you complete the Graduate PLUS loan application, NOT the Parent PLUS loan – also, make sure you are applying for the loan in the correct year.
These are credit-based loans provided by private lenders to assist students in meeting their financial commitments to the school. Although each student is different, as a general policy Oklahoma City University does not recommend using private lenders to fund a student’s education. Private Lenders are not bound to comply with the benefits provided by Federal Student Loans, and persons utilizing them do not receive the same consumer protections afforded by the federal government. Federal Student loans are easier to get, quicker to pay, and in most cases less expensive than a private loan.
Estimated Cost of Attendance
Estimated Annual Cost: $59,582
The cost of an OCU Law legal education includes tuition, fees, books, room and board, transportation, and personal expenses.
*Amounts are estimates based upon 2020-2021 rates, are subject to change, and may be rounded to the nearest dollar.
Students will receive refunds of excess financial aid to be used for living or other educational expenses. This usually occurs 5-7 days after the disbursement date.
OCU processes refunds by direct deposit. To ensure your refund is processed in a timely manner, be sure to submit your Direct Deposit Application.
Financial Aid Resources
For additional assistance, the following resources are available: