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Creating a Financial Plan

A Spirit-empowered degree from ORU is life-changing and worth the investment. Use the direct and indirect costs listed on this page to start planning your educational budget while we partner with you to discuss the many pathways to consider in financing your degree. 

Direct Costs Tuition + Fees + Additional Costs 

Indirect Costs Books + Supplies + Travel

Financial Aid Scholarships + Grants + Federal Aid

Your Educational Budget (Direct Costs + Indirect Costs) - (Financial Aid)


As a doctoral student, you may benefit from scholarships, federal assistance and our interest-free payment plans, which can greatly help you reduce the need to borrow. If you need help creating a financial plan, connect with us today.  

Listed Cost vs. Actual Cost

It’s important to remember that your actual cost is what’s left over after you include all financial aid opportunities - scholarships, grants, loans, etc. - listed on your financial aid offer. Chances are, your actual cost may be significantly lower than the listed cost. Knowing the difference doesn’t have to be hard. We’re here to help you every step of the way.

Graduate School Tuition (2020-21)

Full-time for programs within the Graduate School of Education is 6 credit hours per semester and 12 credit hours per year (Fall and Spring).

Direct Costs

   
  Per Semester     Per Year
 Tuition $4,500     $9,000
Books and Supplies  $480     $960
General Fee  $385     $770
Technology Fee $165     $330
Student Service Fee $65      $130
Total Estimated Direct Costs     $5,595     $11,190

 

Indirect Costs 

   
  Per Semester     Per Year
Room & Board $4,325     $8,650
Miscellaneous/Insurance $480     $960
Travel $595     $1,190
Estimated Total Indirect Costs       $5,400     $10,800

 

Total

   
  Per Semester     Per Year
Estimated Cost of Tuition       $10,995     $21,990

 

Tuition and fees are based on the 2020 - 2021 academic year and are subject to change.

Full-time for programs within the Graduate School of Theology & Ministry is 6 credit hours per semester and 18 credit hours per year (Fall, Spring and Summer).

Direct Costs

   
  Per Semester     Per Year
Tuition $3,858 $11,574
Books and Supplies  $480 $960
General Fee  $385 $770
Technology Fee $165 $330
 Student Service Fee $65  $130
Total Estimated Direct Costs  $4,953 $13,764

 

Indirect Costs 

   
  Per Semester     Per Year
Room & Board $4,325 $8,650
Miscellaneous/Insurance $480 $960
Travel $595 $1,190
Estimated Total Indirect Costs      $5,400 $10,800

 

Total

   
  Per Semester     Per Year
Estimated Cost of Tuition $10,353 $24,564

 

Tuition and fees are based on the 2020 - 2021 academic year and are subject to change.

Full-time for programs within the Graduate School of Theology & Ministry is 6 credit hours per semester and 18 credit hours per year (Fall, Spring and Summer).

Direct Costs

   
  Per Semester     Per Year
Tuition $4,146 $12,438
Books and Supplies  $480 $960
General Fee  $385 $770
Technology Fee $165 $330
 Student Service Fee $65  $130
Total Estimated Direct Costs  $5,241 $14,628

 

Indirect Costs 

   
  Per Semester     Per Year
Room & Board $4,325 $8,650
Miscellaneous/Insurance $480 $960
Travel $595 $1,190
Estimated Total Indirect Costs        $5,400 $10,800

 

Total

   
  Per Semester     Per Year
Estimated Cost of Tuition    $10,353 $25,428

 

Tuition and fees are based on the 2020 - 2021 academic year and are subject to change.

View tuition rates for online master’s level programs.

Additional Fees

Fee

Cost (one-time only)

Description

Tuition Deposit

$150

A one-time deposit charged upon acceptance.

Comprehensive Exam

$550

Required for PRFT 920 Mid-Level Assessment.

Dissertation Costs

$271

The estimated cost to print and bind 4 copies of a 300-page dissertation that’s copyrighted.

Regalia

$145

The estimated cost of purchasing graduation regalia.

Total 

$1,116

 

Please note: If you plan to enroll in modular courses, this will result in lesser budgetary allowances for living expenses. The per diem for modular students’ lodging/meals is $122 per day, with an additional $500 travel budget per trip to Tulsa. If you plan to enroll in online courses, there will be no allowance of room/board/travel allowances in your financial aid package.

Leveling Courses

Some programs may require you to complete leveling courses if you did not complete courses during your master’s program that are needed for enrollment in a specific doctoral course. 

Degree/Program

Per Credit Hour     

3 Credit Hours

All residential programs    

$1,240

$3,720

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