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Fee Descriptions

Mandatory enrollment fees are charges that fund the operation, maintenance, and development of the university infrastructure. These fees are designed to benefit students at the university level, not the individual level. The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have authorized the following mandatory
enrollment fees.

Mandatory Per Hour Charges

This fee supports the costs of student facilities including, for example, increased maintenance, staffing and operational expenses for the Sarkeys Fitness Center expansion and the Oklahoma Memorial Student Union.  This fee also supports maintenance of existing classrooms, as well as renovation and construction of additional academic facilities (such as business, journalism, and fine arts) necessary to ensure quality classroom settings. A major portion of this fee will also be used for resident hall improvements to ensure that campus housing meets the latest standards for fire and personal safety.

This fee supports student organizations and services, counseling and testing, student media, career services, campus facilities, and transportation services.

This fee supports library staffing, acquisitions of books and documents, subscriptions to scholarly journals, and traditional as well as electronic access to books and journals. This fee will ensure that library services will continue to increase without cutting access to electronic journals, acquisitions, hours of operation, and other services.

This fee supports the enhancement of instructional technology in each college. This includes student computing labs, classroom technology, and technical support for students.

This fee supports the costs to recruit and retain excellent faculty, plus their scientific and academic research including laboratories, classroom renovations, equipment, publishing costs, and research assistants.

This fee supports the costs of student related security services on campus. These services include improving campus lighting, providing emergency phones, and enhancing police and security services. This will enable OU to continue creating secure environments for students on our campus.

This fee supports the costs of maintaining and operating campus transit services. It will eliminate student fares, increase frequency of stops on all major routes, and will allow restoration of routes to areas such as apartments and South Greek.

This fee supports the costs of special events, including visits by renowned speakers and lecturers from many fields, as well as programs such as the annual foreign policy conference.

This fee supports the university-wide assessment program, which provides an annual assessment of the university's academic and support programs. This program is required for the accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is mandated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

This fee supports the operation and maintenance of the university's educational technology; student service desk operation; lab, curriculum and productivity software licenses; lab printing services; course management system; off-campus access to on-line student services and course information; computer and network security; and campus network and wireless.

This fee supports technology and enrichment for colleges of classes the student is enrolled for the current semester.

This fee supports the cost of no-charge transcript requests made on campus and in person, diplomas, electronic diplomas, commencement activities, and other academic records services for the life of each student.

Supports study abroad programs and the development of new study abroad programs for all students campus-wide. This fee is a critical component to the internationalization of the Norman campus.

This fee supports access to the services at Goddard Health Center.

The fee supports the academic advising services provided to students in all of the colleges. It will provide electronic access to advising and degree audit systems and additional professional and peer advisors for students. Funds generated by this fee will also allow for new program initiatives and strategies aimed to increase the student graduation rate.

This fee supports the administrative services rendered by the University of Oklahoma. Services include processing, maintaining and storing certificates of eligibility, work permits, practical training permits, transfer forms, Visa extensions and expirations, and other immigration papers for international students.

This fee supports recreational improvements, equipment, and intramural sports.