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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Tuition and Financial Aid

Students in the Master of Science in Economics program are charged the current tuition set by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. The costs listed below are estimates and meant to give you some idea about the cost per credit hour.

Tuition and fees Per Credit Hour
Oklahoma residents
Non-Oklahoma resident
OSU-Stillwater
$257.00
$755.00

Spears School Professional Development Fee

Degree candidates in the Spears School of Business enrolled on the Stillwater or Tulsa campus are assessed a professional development fee of $250.00 each spring and fall semester. Details about services the fee provides are available on the Graduate Career Services page.

Economics and Legal Studies in Business Endowed Scholarships

The Department of Economics offers a wide range of financial assistance to its students. These can be divided into two categories: Merit-based Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships.

The selection process is highly competitive, and awards are made solely on the basis of merit and availability of funds. In addition, only declared economics and general business majors are considered for these scholarships.

Fowler, Joe W. Endowed Scholarship
Amount: Variable
Criteria: General Business major, 3.0+ GPA, financial need

Jadlow, Joseph W. Endowed Scholarship Fund
Amount: Variable
Criteria: Economics major, 3.0+ GPA, financial need

Leftwich, Judith Memorial Scholarship
Amount: Variable
Criteria: 3.0+ GPA, leadership

Warner, Larkin Endowment for Scholarships
Amount: Not less than $300 or more than $3000
Criteria: Spears School or Arts & Sciences Economics Major

Student Loans

Most student loans are based on either financial need or creditworthiness and are available only to US citizens and permanent residents. Eligible OSU graduate students can receive Subsidized Direct Loans, Unsubsidized Direct Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, and Federal Work-Study. Graduate students are not eligible for Pell Grants.

For financial aid purposes, OSU graduate students carrying nine or more hours that are required for their degree during the fall and spring semesters are considered full-time; graduate students carrying 4-7 hours that are required for their degree are considered half-time. Graduate students carrying 3 hours or less in the fall or spring semesters are not eligible to receive Subsidized or Unsubsidized Direct Loans.

One form required by all federal programs is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which you must submit to the federal processor by May 1, 2010 for the fall 2010 term. Visit the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid’s FAQ for OSU graduate students for more information about the FAFSA and other financial aid information.