Dream of a private college education without the financial burden? Look no further! Oklahoma Christian University's Ike's full-tuition promise removes financial barriers, making a top-notch education accessible to all, especially for families who once thought private Christian education was beyond their reach.
Ike's Promise is a scholarship that covers the balance of your tuition after other scholarship and grant offers have been applied.
FREE Tuition for Qualifying First-Time Students
As a student at OC, you'll receive a personalized education with enriching experiences bringing learning to life. You won't just be a number here, but rather an individual who can immerse themselves in unique hands-on learning opportunities. OC offers experiences ranging from dissecting cadavers to building aircraft, with investment portfolios and film production in between. You can even perform at prestigious venues or launch your own innovative business. All of these skills and experiences will elevate the value of your degree far beyond compare.
FAFSA EFC of <$1,000 or full Pell Grant recipient or Oklahoma's Promise scholarship
First-time college student
ACT score of 20+ or SAT of 1020+ or CLT of 66 plus
Apply for FAFSA annually
Apply for state grants & OC scholarships
Live on campus
A degree from a prestigious, private university
Classes taught with a foundation of faith, character and principles
Faculty who invest in your individual success
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Making OC affordable for students from all financial backgrounds, that's Ike's Promise!Apply to Qualify
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FREE tuition with Ike’s Promise is a “you do your part and we’ll do ours” contract. If you pursue the federal and state grants for which you’re qualified, and if you achieve at the highest level you can across OC’s other scholarship awards, then we’ll make up the difference on your tuition.
You will only pay for room, board and general fees. For the 2020-2021 school year, that means you could pay as little as $4,200 each semester:
Ike's Promise + Fed/State Grants
Tuition You Pay
Housing (Typical price for shared freshman dorm)*
Meals (Residence Hall Meal Plan)
2020-2021 Total for Everything
*Housing rates at OC do vary based on amenities, privacy, etc. Electing a more expensive dorm or apartment is up to you, but those choices will impact your out-of-pocket cost.
Ike’s Promise is a last-dollar guarantee, meaning other OC awards do not stack above the full-tuition commitment. In rare cases, this means a qualified student might not receive any funding directly from Ike. For example, an exceptional student with a high merit award and maximum state and federal grants would not receive Ike funds because that student’s tuition is already met in full.
Ike loves it when ambitious students go after scholarships from local businesses, churches, non-profits and more. Excluding state and federal grants (since those are required within Ike’s Promise), any funding you bring to campus from an outside source (such as your church) will stack ABOVE Ike’s Promise up to the full cost of room, board and fees.
Living on campus takes your OC experience to another level—academically, spiritually and socially. Studies also show that students who live on campus perform better through school and persist through graduation at higher rates. That’s what we want for you!
Yes, Ike’s Promise is guaranteed up to eight semesters, as long as you:
- File your FAFSA each year and continue to qualify based on EFC, Pell and/or OK Promise status
- Remain a full-time student
- Live on-campus
- Earn and keep a 2.5 cumulative GPA
Apply to OC and all of the information we need will be in your application. Once your application is processed and you are accepted as a student, you will receive an award letter. This letter will inform you of all of the scholarship opportunities available to you. You do not need to fill out a separate application for Ike's Promise.
So, you don’t qualify for Ike’s Promise? Remember, 95% of Eagles receive scholarships and aid. We are confident that we can put together a scholarship strategy that makes OC affordable for you. Raise your talons high and celebrate that you’re choosing a community that cares about students from all backgrounds and family incomes.