Tuition, Costs & Financial Aid

Costs at a Glance

  • Tuition: $550 per credit hour for the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Books: About $150 per course
  • Fees: $25 application fee, $100 graduation fee


Tuition in Oklahoma Christian University’s Graduate School of Theology is only $550 per credit hour for the 2018-2019 academic year. See below for information on scholarship opportunities.


Academic books can be expensive, but they are a valuable resource during your studies and beyond. You may expect to spend about $150 per class on books. Sometimes books will cost much less, and sometimes a bit more, but this provides an estimate for budgeting.


The Graduate School of Theology charges a $25 application fee, a fee of $25 per credit hour for online courses, and a $100 fee for graduation to help cover the costs for graduation caps and gowns, diplomas, and other related items.

Auditing Courses

Auditing a class in OC’s Graduate School of Theology costs just $150 per course.  Auditing a course means you may attend all of the class periods, but will not be responsible for completing assignments or exams. Although much knowledge can be gained from auditing courses, no credits will be given toward a degree.

Financial Aid

Follow these steps to apply for federal financial aid:

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Once you submit your FAFSA, your information will be forwarded to the Office of Financial Services at Oklahoma Christian University.
  2. After all of your paperwork is complete, the Office of Financial Services will determine your eligibility for financial aid.  An award letter will be sent to your OC email address.
  3. If you are a first-time borrower at Oklahoma Christian University, you will also need to complete the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note for the unsubsidized Direct Loan at
  4. Please check your OC email periodically for any updates or changes to your financial aid.

If you have questions, please contact Linda Orr in the Office of Financial Services at 405.425.5194. If you need to fax your documents, please send them to 405.425.5197.

Financial Services Policy

All charges for OC’s Graduate School of Theology classes are applied to your account when you enroll. Payment is due when classes begin that semester. While there is a four-week period before accounts are considered past due (and before students could be dropped for non-payment), payment is due on the first day that classes begin.

Financial Services

The Oklahoma Christian University Office of Financial Services publishes university financial policies each year online. Click this link to view these policies. You can visit the Office of Financial Services’ webpage here.

Scholarships and Employment Opportunities

Oklahoma Christian University offers you various programs if you seek financial aid to attend graduate school. Graduate students who establish financial need can receive federal loans. For more information, contact Student Financial Services at 405.425.5190.

  • Institutional Scholarship: OC’s Graduate School of Theology offers a tuition scholarship if you are a degree-seeking student maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. This scholarship is also available to you as a new student entering the graduate program as long as you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater from previous academic work. This is a needs-based scholarship, with the average award being 30% of tuition. Your award may be higher or lower based on your financial need. Click here to apply for this scholarship. Note: Only students who have been accepted into the Graduate School of Theology should apply for this scholarship. If you have not yet applied, please click here to begin your application.
  • Employment Opportunities: Work opportunities are readily available in the Oklahoma City metro area. Many OC graduate students work in area churches as preachers, youth ministers, interns, and in other roles. In addition, on-campus jobs may be found by visiting
  • Federal Financial Aid: The Graduate School of Theology welcomes federal financial aid. Please see details about applying for this aid above.

You will receive financial awards at the beginning of the semester based on the hours in which you enroll. You are considered a full-time student if you are enrolled in 9 or more hours in a fall or spring semester (or 6 hours in a summer semester). Half-time students are those enrolled in at least 5 hours in a fall or spring semester (3 hours in summer).

All applicants must meet published guidelines to receive awards.

Note: Awards for students will be prorated if enrollment levels change from semester to semester.

Employer Reimbursement

If your employer will be reimbursing you for tuition, and you wish to delay payment because of an arrangement you made with your employer, you must first submit the Employer Reimbursement Form. Failure to complete the Employer Reimbursement Form by the first day of classes will result in your account being considered delinquent and subject to finance charges and possible withdrawal from classes.

Payment Methods

Payment may be made in cash, check, money order, major credit card or through a student loan. Also, monthly payment plans are available, which allow you to pay your balance out over the course of the semester. It is recommended that you start this process as early as possible. The Office of Financial Services can assist you in setting up a payment plan. Please note that half-time enrollment (a minimum of five hours) is required in the Graduate School of Theology to be eligible for governmental loans.

Veterans' Benefits

Oklahoma Christian University is a proud supporter of our military and accepts all forms of veterans' benefits, including the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.  Oklahoma Christian University is also a Yellow Ribbon School. 

Questions about OC’s Graduate School of Theology? Contact Greg Gillham at or 405.425.5478.