OCU Tuition & Financial Aid:
A Quality Education Within Reach
OCU is a great investment. There’s plenty of help to afford it.
Tuition Before Financial Aid
Below are the costs of tuition before financial aid. 100% of our students take advantage of some form of aid to bring these costs down.
Tuition Rates 2024-2025
Main Campus Undergraduate
- Annual Tuition – $27,900 (12-18 hours/semester)
- Room & Board – $10,900
- Private Room & Board – $13,100
- Suite & Board – $11,600
Oakland City University Ranks #5 in the Midwest for Social Mobility
We are proud to claim these first-generation college graduates as Mighty Oak alumni!
Bringing Down the Cost
We award many different scholarships to help you pay for college based on one of several factors: Athletic involvement, Past academic performance, General Baptist Church membership, Military service, or Minority group representation.
These are just a few types of OCU scholarships. In addition, many scholarships are available from the state of Indiana (such as through the 21st Century Scholars program) and other sources.
Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP)
As an LRAP partner, OCU can help protect your financial future. LRAP is a financial safety net that helps you pay back student loans if you earn too little to handle payments (if you follow your passion into a career that is highly fulfilling, but low-paying in the early years).
Ask about LRAP during loan entrance counseling.
Submit your FAFSA
Starting December 1, 2023
OCU Code: 001824
The nurturing educational environment that I experienced at OCU helped prepare me not just academically but also spiritually and emotionally! God always prepares a way, we just need to be faithful servants, willing to be used for His Glory! I am blessed to serve Him and have a bonus in getting to do so on a beautiful island.
My career has taken various turns from vocational pastoral ministry to higher education administration to client services for a design firm to my current work in the afterschool profession. The key to how OCU influenced my career path was that my professors all told me that I could do ANYTHING with a liberal arts education. My education gave me freedom to fail and prepared me to be a problem solver, global thinker and team player. The breadth of my education introduced me to cross discipline opportunities that helped me see how all majors contribute and bring value to our society and culture. Even as a biblical studies major I had required and elective courses in life science, computer science, business finance and law, advanced grammar, social science and more. That gave me exposure to many professors and a perspective of how I can make my mark in the world–most importantly through serving others. I was inspired and challenged to take seriously the motto on the arch way ‘Enter to Learn; Go Forth to Serve’.
Upon applying and being accepted to Oakland City University, God called me into ministry and I changed my career path from Elementary Education to Christian Studies. Once I started attending, I was unsure what exact direction God was leading me to within ministry. I was involved in as much as I could from leading worship on campus to being a Resident Director and even being called to go on mission trips through the school. What I was shown through all of my involvement and wonderful experiences is that OCU has so much to offer for those attending which in turn will help guide you toward your desired career path, grow you as a leader and encourage you on your faith journey. I give thanks to the various caring and passionate professors and staff who wanted nothing more than to see us succeed in His name. Oakland City University is a wonderful institution that greatly influenced my life, career path and where I am today!
Guiding You Through Your Options
Our ability to help you get where you want to go in life is made possible by our commitment to intensive financial aid counseling. Want to know what options are available to bring down the cost of tuition and make OCU affordable for you? Just ask.