Crimson Commitment guarantees scholarships and grants to cover tuition and average fees for an OU student who qualifies and receives Oklahoma's Promise. Tuition and fees will vary based on major.
"Crimson Commitment will provide Oklahoma's Promise students with a path to achieve their goal of an OU degree,” said Brad Burnett, Associate Vice President for the Division of Enrollment Management. “We are excited to offer more resources to qualifying Oklahomans, including both our current and prospective students.”
The program also offers academic and personal support, which comes in the form of peer mentoring, graduation coaching, and ongoing programming focusing on the transition to college, success on campus, and the college-career pathway.
A student who is enrolled in OU's Crimson Commitment will not have to pay tuition and, combining outside and OU resources, average student fees for four years. Please check the OU Bursar website for exact course fees. The program is an upgrade and a replacement to the previous Sooner Promise program.
Admitted Oklahoma’s Promise students who have submitted a FAFSA can waive their $250 enrollment deposit by logging into their oubound.ou.edu account.
* No separate application is needed for Crimson Commitment as long as you apply and receive Oklahoma's Promise and apply to OU by February 1. This program is only for direct from high school students.
Option 1: OU Application
Create, complete, and submit your application. If you're eligible for Oklahoma's Promise, our OU application will automatically waive your fee when you click "submit." This means you can submit your application without paying the application fee.
Option 2: Common Application
Option 3: Apply Coalition with Scoir
If your application fee is not waived and you are Oklahoma's Promise eligible, please contact the Office of Admissions & Recruitment at email@example.com.
“If you’re passionate about something and you want that support system, you will always have that at OU ... If you have an idea, if you want to bring something to campus, you will have the opportunity to put that into practice.”
“I wouldn’t have gone to a big university if I didn’t have Oklahoma’s Promise and then subsequently Crimson Commitment. It is a really big game changer and can totally change your life. I know that’s cheesy, but it really can.”
“Crimson Commitment has been really helpful in keeping me here because it’s making me not have to worry so much about my bursar since it’s been taking the place of a lot of aid that has been lost.”
An average student taking 15 credit hours in the Dodge Family College of Arts & Sciences typically has $4,200 in fees a semester. Here's a look at fees per credit hour associated with each college. For a complete list of all additional fees, click here. No matter which classes a student takes, combining outside and OU resources, a student enrolled in Crimson Commitment will have up to $8,400 per year to cover fees. Scholarships and grant money a student receives reduces this sum. Crimson Commitment only applies to OU specific courses.
(per credit hour)
|Arts & Sciences||$30.00||$4.00||$34.00|
|Atmospheric & Geo Sciences||$9.50||$39.50||$49.00|
|Business - Undergraduate||$121.75||$29.25||$151.00|
|Business - Graduate||$5.00||$29.25||$34.25|
|Earth & Energy||$27.00||$35.00||$62.00|
|Journalism & Mass Communication||$38.75||$42.00||$80.75|
Crimson Commitment is the University of Oklahoma’s dedication to making OU affordable for Oklahoma residents. A student who is enrolled in OU’s Crimson Commitment will not have to pay tuition and, combining outside and OU resources, up to $8,400 in student fees per year for four years.
Both incoming and current resident students who are recipients of Oklahoma’s Promise may be eligible for Crimson Commitment. This program is for direct from high school students. If you’re eligible for Oklahoma’s Promise, you will automatically be enrolled in OU’s Crimson Commitment as long as you meet the below requirements.
To qualify for Crimson Commitment for the 2023-24 school year, an incoming student must:
To renew Crimson Commitment for the 2023-24 school year, a current student must:
Transfer students with Oklahoma’s Promise who are also Phi Theta Kappa or a Ticket to Rose participant with Rose State College will qualify for Crimson Commitment. View our Transfer Crimson Commitment page for futher details.
Crimson Commitment is available for qualifying incoming freshmen for four years.
A student must be enrolled as a full-time student each semester to participate in the Crimson Commitment program.
Crimson Commitment is now available for eligible incoming freshmen and current students.
OU offers flat-rate tuition, which allows students to pay for 15 hours of tuition each semester or 30 hours per year. Students can take up to 21 hours each semester and still receive flat-rate tuition. Crimson Commitment guarantees Oklahoma Promise students $8,400 each year to cover average fees. A student's fees may exceed average fees depending on the student's course of study and number of hours taken. Refer to the list of college specific fees for more information.
Crimson Commitment is a last dollar, “gap filling” program. It is made available to an Oklahoma’s Promise eligible student who is direct from high school, enrolls full time, and has total gift aid (scholarships, grants, and tuition waiver) amounts of less than $8,400 (excluding Oklahoma’s Promise). Crimson Commitment will raise the student’s total gift aid up to the $8,400 commitment. If the student already has gift aid (excluding Oklahoma’s Promise) in excess of $8,400, then the student will not receive Crimson Commitment.
Crimson Commitment is OU’s guarantee to cover tuition and average student fees, but we recognize there may be additional costs. All students must complete the FAFSA to qualify for Crimson Commitment, but we encourage students to apply to OU by December 15, our final scholarship deadline, and to check out these outside scholarship opportunities.
Crimson Commitment also offers academic and personal support, which comes in the form of peer mentoring, graduation coaching, and ongoing programming focusing on the transition to college, success on campus, and the college-career pathway.
Crimson Commitment will not apply for the summer term, although Oklahoma’s Promise will pay for tuition during summer courses.
If a student studies abroad through OU courses that are billed to the university, Crimson Commitment could be used to pay for OU tuition and fee charges, but it would not apply to travel or study abroad program fees.
In cases where an undergraduate Crimson Commitment student is taking Health Sciences Center courses, OU will work with the HSC to make sure they receive the proper benefit.
No, Crimson Commitment is only for students earning their first bachelor’s degree.