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SWOSU Tuition & Cost

Weatherford, Oklahoma

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Oklahoma Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,218
Other Fees$1,545
Room and Board $6,380
Other Expenses Budget$7,202
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,218
Other Fees$1,545
Room and Board $6,380
Other Expenses Budget$7,202

In-state tuition at Southwestern Oklahoma State University for undergraduate students residing in Oklahoma is $6,368. Room and board charges total $6,380 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,218 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,545 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $7,202 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Southwestern Oklahoma State University full time should expect a total annual cost of $22,713.

Undergraduate tuition at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is $13,478 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $6,380 for room and board, $1,218 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,545. Students are advised to budget $7,202 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $29,823. This figure is 31.3% higher than what Oklahoma residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Southwestern Oklahoma State University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$9,748
$30,001 to $48,000$10,304
$48,001 to $75,000$13,730
$75,001 to $110,000$15,840

The average reported annual net price for Southwestern Oklahoma State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,105 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

Financial Aid

96% of full-time undergrad Southwestern Oklahoma State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $8,595 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 72% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,994 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $6,955.

Finanical Aid Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,595 96%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,673 62%
Pell Grants $4,962 46%
Other Federal Grants $582 83%
State and Local Grants $5,227 36%
Federal Student Loans $4,994 72%
Other Student Loans $6,955 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Southwestern Oklahoma State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $36,976. The loan balance of $36,976 is a four year multiple of the $9,244 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $392 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $36,976
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $392.01
Total Interest Paid $10,064.86
Sum of All Loan Payments $47,040.86

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Oklahoma Residents Non Residents
1 $22,713 $29,823
2 $23,634 $31,032
3 $24,591 $32,289
4 $25,588 $33,598

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Southwestern Oklahoma State University to be $90,852 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Oklahoma Residents $264 $792 $1,056
Out of State Residents $501 $1,503 $2,004

Estimated cost for a class at Southwestern Oklahoma State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Southwestern Oklahoma State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Southwestern Oklahoma State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=207865 IPEDS survey data for Southwestern Oklahoma State University.