Detailed Tuition and Cost
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.
Tuition + Room + Meal Plan + Fees
Books + Travel + Additional Expenses
Scholarships + Grants + Federal Aid
Your Educational Budget
(Direct Costs + Indirect Costs) - (Financial Aid)
Keep in mind, that most of our undergraduate students benefit from scholarships, federal assistance and our interest-free payment plans, which can greatly help you reduce the need to borrow. We’d love to help you create a financial plan. Connect with us today!
Direct Costs (2019-20)
Direct Cost Snapshot (Fall and Spring Semester)
Room (average based upon standard room) $3,950
Meal Plan $4,500
Student Fees $1,197
Total Estimated Direct Cost $38,645
As a full-time residential student, you can save up to $13,500 during the fall and spring semesters through our block tuition. Block tuition means you pay one flat rate per semester for a course load between 12–18.5 credit hours.
|Fall and Spring
|All Undergraduate Residential Programs||$14,499||$28,998|
*If you enroll in less than 12 credit hours, you’d pay the standard cost per credit hour. If you enroll in more than 18.5 credit hours in a semester, you’d pay the block-tuition rate plus the standard cost per additional credit hour.
|Plan||Per Semester||Fall and Spring|
|Apt. (Option A)*||$1,000||$2,000|
|Apt. (Option B)*||$1,000||$2,000|
*Apartment options are only for students living in our on-campus apartments. Students living in our apartments may also select a traditional meal plan at $2250 per semester.
Commuter meal plans are non-refundable, non-transferable plans that expire at the end of the academic school year.
Housing rates vary depending on residence hall, room type and occupancy. Explore our options below. All freshmen must live in EMR and Claudius for the 2019 - 2020 academic year.
|Residence Hall||Per Semester||
Fall and Spring
|Claudius - Double Occupancy||$1,975||$3,950|
|Claudius - Private Room||$2,475||$4,950|
|Claudius - 7th Floor Suite||$3,325||$6,650|
|EMR - Double Occupancy||$1,975||$3,950|
|EMR - Private Room||$2,475||$4,950|
|EMR - 7th Floor Suite||$3,325||$6,650|
|Frances - Double Occupancy||$1,975||$3,950|
|Frances - Private Room||$2,475||$4,950|
|Michael - Double Occupancy||$1,975||$3,950|
|Michael - Private Room||$2,475||$4,950|
|Susie - Double Occupancy||$1,975||$3,950|
|Susie - Private Room||$2,475||$4,950|
|Susie North - Double Occupancy||$1,975||$3,950|
|Susie North - Private Room||$2,475||$4,950|
|Gabrielle - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Floor - Dbl. Occupancy w/ Private Bath||$2,210||$4,420|
|Gabrielle - 1st & 2nd Floor - Private Room w/ Private Bath||$2,710||$5,420|
|Gabrielle - 3rd Floor - Double Occupancy||$1,975||$3,950|
|Gabrielle - 3rd Floor - Private Room||$2,475||$4,950|
|New Residence Hall - Dorm Level - Double Bdr.||$2,475||$4,950|
|New Residence Hall - Dorm Level - Single Bdr.||$2,975||$5,950|
|New Residence Hall - Apt. Level - Double Bdr.||$4,200||$8,400|
|New Residence Hall - Apt. Level - Single Bdr.||$4,700||$9,400|
|Fee||Fall and Spring|
|Student Support Services Fee||$125|
In addition to direct costs like tuition, you may use financial aid to help with certain indirect costs such as books, travel and miscellaneous expenses. To help you prepare a budget, we’ve estimated the following indirect costs.
|Item||Per Semester||Fall and Spring|
|Books and Supplies||$960||$1,920|
2019 Summer Direct Cost
Tuition rates for summer vary depending on session and learning format.
Housing rates for summer vary depending on the number of days in your residential session with an average cost of $28 per day for Summer 2019. We encourage you to consider our Summer 360 Program, which allows you to work on-campus during the summer, earn money and receive a summer housing waiver (free housing!). To qualify for free housing, you must work a total of 360 hours between Spring 2019 graduation and the end of July. For more information, visit our Student Employment Office.
Financial aid is available for the summer terms upon application and follows the FAFSA used for the preceding fall and spring terms. Once you have enrolled in your summer class, submit your Request for Summer School Financial Aid online to receive personalized financial aid information for the summer term. Academic and Quest scholarships are not available during summer terms.