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Sooner Discovery Cost

Students who participate in Sooner Discovery will receive five college credit hours, four weeks of housing and food, and the ultimate college experience at one of the nation’s premiere institutions.

There are different costs based on residency and grade level of the Sooner Discovery participant. Costs for Sooner Discovery include tuition and fees for 5 college credit hours, housing and food for four weeks, and program fees that will include activities and weekend trips to discover Oklahoma.  

It is important to note that Concurrent Enrollment students will not be charged an application fee. The cost of fees listed below do not include course specific fees (e.g. chemistry fee). When enrolling, students can see these fees in the course catalog. These fees typically range from $50 - $100 per course. Online fees will not be charged to Concurrent Enrollment students and Concurrent Enrollment students are not eligible for financial aid.

There may also be course related material costs such as books, course packets and other supplies.

An Oklahoma high school senior is defined as a student who has completed his or her junior year, but has not yet graduated from high school. Oklahoma high school seniors will receive a tuition waiver for up to 6 credit hours. This waiver is provided by the state for up to six credit hours per semester or summer session.

Oklahoma seniors will still have to pay fees. OU offers a special, discounted fee rate for all concurrent enrollment students of $80 per credit hour. Since most OU courses taken through CE will be 3 credit hours, the fee total for a class is $240.

Sooner Discovery Program Costs - $2250* 

Estimated Cost Breakdown 
Tuition/Fees$1,198
Housing & Food$1000
Sooner Discovery Fee$850
Total$3,048
Total Cost with Oklahoma Waiver$2,250

*Costs not included: additional course fees (ranging from $50 - $100 per course), textbooks, classroom supplies, off-campus meals, and medical costs.

An Oklahoma high school junior is defined as a student who has completed his or her sophomore year, but has not yet graduated high school. Oklahoma juniors will not receive a tuition waiver from the state, but will receive OU's special, discounted fee rate of $80 per credit hour. 

Estimated Cost Breakdown 
Tuition/Fees$1,198
Housing & Food$1000
Sooner Discovery Fee$850
Total$3,048

*Costs not included: additional course fees (ranging from $50 - $100 per course), textbooks, classroom supplies, off-campus meals, and medical costs.

A non-resident high school junior or senior is defined as a student who attends high school out of the state of Oklahoma and has completed either their sophomore or junior year, but has not yet graduated high school. Non-resident students do not receive a tuition waiver from the state, but do receive OU's special, discounted fee rate of $80 per credit hour. 

Estimated Cost Breakdown 
Tuition/Fees$3,762
Housing & Food$1000
Sooner Discovery Fee$850
Total$5,612

*Costs not included: additional course fees (ranging from $50 - $100 per course), textbooks, classroom supplies, off-campus meals, and medical costs.

Sooner Discovery scholarships come in the form of a partial or full fee waiver. Students in need of financial assistance will fill out the H.S. Student Financial Assistance Form in order to be eligible to receive between $250-$750. Financial assistance will be distributed at the discretion of Sooner Discovery Staff. Eligibility to receive scholarships will be based on the criteria of financial need, essay responses, and recommendations from H.S. counselors and teachers. 

In order to receive financial aid, please complete the application by May 1, 2020. Scholarship applications will be reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis at the beginning of each month beginning January 2020. 

If you have any questions about the program, application, or admissions process, email soonerdiscovery@ou.edu or call 405-550-3659