Tuition & Aid

Your investment in a post-secondary education may be one of the most important investments you will ever make. The Financial Aid Office at Oakland City University is committed to providing assistance with understanding the financial aid process. We understand that a private college education is a large investment and our office works very hard to make that investment as affordable as possible.

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Tuition Rates 2021-2022

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A Quality Education Within Reach

The Financial Aid Office at Oakland City University is committed to providing assistance with understanding the financial aid process.  We understand that a private college education is a large investment and our office works very hard to make that investment as affordable as possible. The first and most important step in applying for these resources is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using school code 001824 at www.studentaid.gov.  Once the FAFSA has been completed and processed by the federal processing center the Financial Aid Office will be able to work with you to find funding options for your education.

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Undergrad Tuition

  • Tuition Per Year – $25,740 (12-18 credit hours)
  • Room & Board – $10,400
  • Private Room & Board – $12,500
  • Suite & Board – $11,000

Available Scholarships

The average OCU Student receives $19,000/year in scholarship and aid. Find out what scholarships you qualify for.

Submit your FAFSA
Starting October 1, 2020
OCU Code: 001824

We are committed to working with you to find a financial solution that allows you to meet your educational goals.

21 Century Scholarship

To be eligible for the OCU 21st Century Scholarship, students must be enrolled in the Indiana 21st Century Scholar program and have completed all state requirements.  Eligible students may receive up to full tuition to attend Oakland City University. 

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Alumni Scholarship

The alumni scholarship recognizes students who have family members that have previously attended Oakland City University. 

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Athletic Scholarship

Oakland City University is a member of the NAIA.  The university currently offers thirteen (13) intercollegiate sports for which athletic aid is available. Athletic aid is offered to those student athletes selected by the respective coach as eligible for collegiate participation.  Students who wish to apply for athletic scholarships should contact the appropriate athletic coach. A OCU athletic staff directory can be found HERE.

Christian High School Scholarship

This scholarship is for students who have received a diploma from a Christian high school and have demonstrated great academic success. Oakland City University offers this opportunity in efforts to better enable qualified students to continue their academic journey in an environment that fosters spiritual growth.

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Diversity and Multicultural Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded as part of Oakland City University’s efforts to create a multicultural and diverse student body. Students from historically under-represented populations are encouraged to apply.

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Endowment Scholarship

Endowment Scholarships can be received in addition to other OCU scholarships. Both Indiana resident and non-resident students are eligible to apply for Endowment Scholarships.  Please note that a limited number of Endowment Scholarships are available each academic year.  This is open to all incoming and current OCU students.  Endowment Scholarships can be completed HERE.  

General Baptist Scholarship

Founded by General Baptists in 1885, Oakland City University continues to support the education of today’s General Baptist youth.  The General Baptist scholarship is available to students who are acting members of a General Baptist church. 

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Good Neighbor Scholarship

The Good Neighbor Scholarship allows for a major savings on tuition and is available to any 2021 first time OCU student living within 60 miles of campus who plans to commute.   

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Homeschool Scholarship

OCU’s Homeschool Scholarship awards and recognizes homeschool students who have shown determination, self-advocacy and success in pursuing post-secondary education.   

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International Student Scholarship

If you are a bright, talented, or motivated international student, and have dreamt of studying in the United States, Oakland City University has an available International Student Scholarship for you.

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Merit Based Scholarship

Students meeting the entrance eligibility requirements set forth by Oakland City University qualify for merit-based aid.  These awards are based on final high school or college transfer GPA.

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Military Scholarship

Oakland City University is proud to honor our currently enlisted service men and women and their dependents by offering military scholarships.  

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Pep Band/Great Command Scholarship

Oakland City University proudly recognizes students with vocal or instrumental talent. Students are required to audition for an opportunity to qualify for these scholarships.  Students who wish to apply for Pep Band / Great Command scholarships should contact the appropriate OCU music staff member HERE.

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Transfer Scholarship

If you are planning to transfer to Oakland City University as a full-time student, paying for college just got much less stressful with this transfer student scholarship.   

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Contact Us

800-737-5125 or 812-749-1224
finaid@oak.edu