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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Tuition and Financial Aid

Students in the MBA 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. Additional information about tuition and fees rates can be found on the Bursar’s webpage at http://bursar.okstate.edu/.

Expected Expenses 2018-2019 Resident Non-Resident Purely Online Resident* Purely Online Non-Resident* Purely Online Active-Duty Military*
Tuition & Fees Per Credit Hour $436.50 $1,082.45 $505.20 $634.75 $476.00
Spears School Professional Program Fee (Fall and Spring) $250.00 $250.00 ----- ----- -----
Expected Term Expenses 2018-2019 Resident Non-Resident Purely Online Resident* Purely Online Non-Resident* Purely Online Active-Duty Military*
Projected cost of enrollment at 13 credit hours (includes Professional Program Fee) $5,924.50 $14,321.85 ----- ----- -----
Projected cost of enrollment at 6 credit hours (without professional program fee) ----- ----- $3,031.20 $3,808.50 $2,856.00
Estimated full program expense based on 2018-19 rates Resident Non-Resident Purely Online Resident* Purely Online Non-Resident* Purely Online Active-Duty Military*
45 credit hours
(full-time)
$20,392.50 $49,460.25 ----- ----- -----
42 credit hours
(part-time)
$18,333.00 + $250 Professional Program Fee each term enrolled $45,462.90 + $250 Professional Program Fee each term enrolled $21,218.40 $26,659.50 $19,992.00

*The fees outlined in preceding chart with columns distinguished as “Purely Online” assume that students are pure-online students. Pure-online students are students who have been admitted to an online program and have never taken an on-campus class while in that program. For further details, please visit Online Learning’s Tuition, Fees, and Other Costs page here.

Spears School Professional Program Fee

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

Graduate Assistantships

The MBA program has a limited number of graduate teaching assistantships (GTA) for fulltime students on the Stillwater and Tulsa campuses. Applicants should indicate their interest on the Program application. The determining factor is the GMAT score; because the selection process is highly competitive, students with high scores may be offered an assistantship depending on the availability of positions.

Students for whom English is not their first language must meet minimum TOEFL/IELTS speaking scores to be eligible for GTA awards. For details, please see http://gradcollege.okstate.edu/content/application-process-0, and click the International Applicants tab.

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.

Domestic students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The deadlines for submission of this form vary by state. The Institutional Code for OSU is 003170.