OCU Announces 'Fee Free' Undergraduate TuitionFebruary 20, 2012 at 3:58 PM
Oakland City University announces “Fee Free” undergraduate foundational core education. Beginning with the Fall Semester of 2012, OCU’s main campus students will not be paying any foundational core fees. Students in most state and private schools of higher learning typically have additional fees added to their tuition costs. Oakland City University has chosen to have “no hidden costs” added after tuition. Students attending OCU will not be faced with additional charges beyond tuition cost. Charges like activities, parking, technology, athletics, Student Government Association, matriculation and lab fees will no longer exist. This will allow students to know up front what the cost of each year’s attendance will be without hidden charges assessed at the time of enrollment.
In 2011-12 the average charge for attending private nonprofit four-year colleges and universities was $42,224. The College Board reported in October, 2011 that the sticker price of studying and living at the average public university was $21,447. Beginning with the 2012-2013 Academic Year, OCU main campus students will pay a one-time tuition of $18,600 for a 12-15 credit-hour load with no additional foundational core fees.
OCU is committed to providing a high quality education in a Christian environment. We are constantly seeking ways to improve our accessibility and striving to maintain an affordable pricing structure for our students and their parents. The new “Fee Free” policy enables Oakland City University to maintain its status as one of the most affordable private educational institutions in the state of Indiana.