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Undergraduate Admissions

North Foundation Hall, Room 101
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(800) OAK-UNIV
(248) 370-3360
visit@oakland.edu

Office Hours
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Extended Hours for Winter
Open until 6:30 p.m. on
December 15
January 2-4
January 8-9
January 18

Undergraduate Admissions

North Foundation Hall, Room 101
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(800) OAK-UNIV
(248) 370-3360
visit@oakland.edu

Office Hours
M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Extended Hours for Winter
Open until 6:30 p.m. on
December 15
January 2-4
January 8-9
January 18

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Cost and Aid

Oakland was founded on the premise that everyone deserves access to an exceptional education — and all the valuable opportunities that come with it. That’s why we’re doing all we can to help make an exceptional education affordable.

Today, more than half of all OU students receive financial assistance totaling more than $150 million annually. You can benefit from those funds, too.

Download the 2018 Scholarships and Financial Aid booklet for award details, plus information on legacy scholarships and need-based aid.

OU scholarships and grants are awarded to domestic, incoming freshmen and transfer students, and may be renewable if you meet the Oakland University scholarship and grant renewal criteria.

International students do not qualify for our academic merit scholarships, except where reflected.

Freshman
Awards
Oakland University Freshman Merit Scholarships - Class of 2018
PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR AWARD
  • Amount: Full tuition for four years
  • Requirements
    • High school GPA: 3.90 or higher
    • SAT score: 1420 or higher
    • ACT composite score: 31 or higher
DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD
  • Amount: $24,000 for four years ($6,000 per year)
  • Requirements
    • High school GPA: 3.90 or higher
    • SAT score: 1280-1410
    • ACT composite score: 27-30
      OR
    • High school GPA: 3.80-3.89
    • SAT score: 1280 or higher
    • ACT composite score: 27 or higher
TALENTED SCHOLAR AWARD
  • Amount: $16,000 for four years ($4,000 per year)
  • Requirements
    • High school GPA: 3.80 or higher
    • SAT score: 1200-1270
    • ACT composite score: 25-26
      OR
    • High school GPA: 3.7-3.79
    • SAT score: 1200 or higher
    • ACT composite score: 27 or higher
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  • Amount: $12,000 for four years ($3,000 per year)
  • Requirements
    • High school GPA: 3.70 or higher
    • SAT score: 1130-1190
    • ACT composite score: 23-24
      OR
    • High school GPA: 3.4-3.69
    • SAT score: 1130 or higher
    • ACT composite score: 23 or higher
UNIVERSITY RECOGNITION AWARD
  • Amount: $6,000 for four years ($1,500 per year)
  • Requirements
    • High school GPA: 3.40 or higher
    • SAT score: 1020-1120
    • ACT composite score: 20-22
      OR
    • High school GPA: 3.0-3.39
    • SAT score: 1020 or higher
    • ACT composite score: 20 or higher
GEOGRAPHIC REGION AWARD
  • Amount: $6,000 for four years ($1,500 per year)
  • Requirements
    • High school GPA: 3.0 or higher
    • Resident of Michigan counties outside of Macomb, Oakland or Wayne who wish to live on campus
    • Must live in university housing
WAYNE COUNTY HOUSING AWARD
  • Amount: $6,000 for four years ($1,500 per year)
  • Requirements
    • High school GPA: 3.0 or higher
    • Resident of Wayne County, Michigan who wishes to live on campus
    • Must live in university housing
NON-RESIDENT AWARD
  • Amount: In-state tuition rates
  • Requirements
    • High school GPA: 2.5 or higher
    • U.S. citizen (citizens of Canada and Mexico seeking an F-1 visa may also qualify)
    • Non-Michigan resident 
    • Recipient must live in university housing for their first two years
Freshman Need-Based Grants

To be considered for need-based grants, entering freshmen who are Michigan residents must complete the FAFSA and fulfill all financial aid requirements by July 1 prior to matriculation. Entering freshmen Michigan residents who have financial need as determined by the completion of the FAFSA will automatically be considered for OU grants. *Grant amounts are dependent upon the financial need established by completing the FAFSA.

GOLDEN GRIZZLIES TUITION GUARANTEE: 100% tuition grant for up to four years*
Eligible incoming freshmen can attend Oakland University free for four years. That means you can focus on your degree and your future — without worrying about how to pay for it. Find out if you qualify today. Recipients must have an expected family contribution (EFC) less than $12,000.

GOLDEN GRANT: Up to $20,000 for four years ($5,000 per year)*
Awarded to students with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. Recipients must have an expected family contribution (EFC) of less than $12,000.

HOUSING GRANT: Up to $20,000 for four years ($5,000 per year)*
Awarded to students with a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and a score of 1020 or higher on the redesigned SAT (or ACT composite score of 20 or higher). Recipients must live in on-campus housing, have full semester on-campus housing charges not covered by another housing award and have an EFC of less than $12,000.

Transfer
Awards

To be considered for scholarships, entering transfer students must apply and submit all admission materials by August 1 (for fall transfers) or December 1 (for winter transfers).

If you meet these deadlines, you will automatically be considered for OU scholarships. Awards are based on your academic record, including GPA, at the time of application. International students are not eligible for scholarships, except where reflected.

PRESIDENTIAL TRANSFER AWARD: $10,000 for two years ($5,000 per year)
Awarded to new transfer students from a Michigan community college with a GPA of 3.80 or higher and 56 or more transferable credits. Note that 56 transferable credits must be earned by the scholarship deadline.

PHI THETA KAPPA AWARD: $5,000 for two years ($2,500 per year)
Awarded to new community college transfer students with a GPA of 3.80 or above and 24-55 transferable credits, OR with a GPA of 3.50-3.79 and 24 or more transferable credits. Also awarded to new transfer students from a four-year college or university with a GPA of 3.50 or higher and 24 or more transferable credits. Note that 24 transferable credits must be earned by the scholarship deadline.

TALENTED TRANSFER AWARD: $2,000 for two years ($1,000 per year)
Awarded to new transfer students with a college GPA of 3.0-3.49 and 24 or more transferable credits. Note that 24 transferable credits must be earned by the scholarship deadline.

NON-RESIDENT AWARD: In-state tuition rates for two years
Awarded to transfer students with a college GPA of 2.5 or higher who are not Michigan residents. The award allows U.S. citizens to pay in-state tuition rates. Citizens of Canada and Mexico who are seeking an F-1 visa may also qualify. Note that 24 transferable credits must be earned by the scholarship deadline.

Tuition

While you don't need to worry about any hidden fees at Oakland, you should consider other costs of attending college such as living arrangements and textbooks. The cost of books and supplies will vary depending on the courses you take, but a general estimate is $764 per year. See OU's cost of attendance for more information and estimates.

OU's cost per credit hour differs depending on your residency and class standing. Many out-of-state students (including citizens of Canada and Mexico) qualify for a scholarship that covers the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition. See the scholarship tab for more information.

Students who plan to attend Oakland University on a student visa (F-1) or an exchange visa (J-1) should check the tuition and cost tab in the international section of this website for prospective students.

BASE TUITION RATES apply to courses offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education and Human Services.

  • Lower-division rates apply to freshmen and sophomores with fewer than 56 credits, and non-matriculating (non-degree seeking) students.
  • Upper-division rates apply to juniors and seniors with 56 or more credits, students who have earned undergraduate degrees and are admitted to OU for a second undergraduate degree program, all students with post-bachelor admission status, and guest students from other colleges.
  • Non-resident tuition rates apply to non-Michigan residents and are also based on upper- and lower-division status.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES COURSES
Lower Division$414.00
Upper Division$479.75
 
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES COURSES
Lower Division$414.00
Upper Division$479.75
 
NON-RESIDENT*
Lower Division$795.75
Upper Division$853.25

All rates are per credit hour.
*Some online programs are approved for in-state tuition. Visit oakland.edu/online/costs for a list.

DIFFERENTIAL TUITION RATES apply to courses offered by the School of Business Administration, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing.

  • Course numbers determine tuition rates in the academic units with differential tuition: courses 0001-2999 and courses 3000 and above.
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COURSES
0001-2999 level courses$434.75
3000+ courses$510.75
 
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES
0001-2999 level courses$445.00
3000+ courses$521.25
 
SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES COURSES
0001-2999 level courses$424.25
3000+ courses$500.50
 
SCHOOL OF NURSING COURSES
0001-2999 level courses$439.75
3000+ courses$516.00

All rates are per credit hour.

Housing

While on-campus housing is not required at OU, more than 2,700 students choose to live on campus and enjoy benefits like wireless Internet, cable TV, lounges with big screens, free parking and free laundry facilities. Residents can get academic help right in their halls, and may also take advantage of employment and leadership opportunities within University Housing.

With five residence halls (and a new one to open in 2018), six student apartment buildings, a grouping of townhomes and several learning communities, OU offers enough options to provide the perfect fit for you.

On-campus dining options include an all-you-can-eat dining hall and a mall-style food court. Learn more about our meal plans.

Double occupancy on-campus room and board is estimated to be $9,910 per year.