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Financial Documentation

Under US immigration law, you must verify sufficient financial documentation of funds available for study in the US for you and your dependents, as applicable.

Note: If a financial document is under someone else's name, the account holder must complete a Financial Support Letter to be submitted with the financial document.

Financial documents must clearly state all of the following:

  • Bank name or logo
  • Account number (partial is acceptable)
  • Account holder's name
  • Date of statement, which cannot be more than 90 days ago
  • Current account balance

Acceptable Financial Documents *

  • Scholarship Letters
  • Bank and Investment Statements/Letters
  • Certificates of Deposit and Fixed Deposits
  • Business Accounts (with owner support and proof of ownership)
  • Loans
  • Letter from Sponsoring Agency
  • Certificate of Surrender Value of Life Insurance Policy

Unacceptable Financial Documents

  • Property
  • Valuables (jewelry, antiques, etc)
  • Nonliquid Assets and Investments
  • Letter from an Accounting Firm
  • Income Tax Return
  • Support from Another F-1 or J-1 Student who is not spouse/parent
  • Documents Older Than 90 Days
  • Life Insurance Premium Paid Certificate

*If you have another type of financial document, submit the financial documentation as requested. We will review your document and let you know if it is acceptable.


Estimated Annual Cost for International Students

Review the information below to find your estimated annual costs. These are estimates - we cannot know exactly how much you will be charged because tuition and fees change from college to college. However, these estimates will give you a good idea of how much to expect to pay at OU.

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Graduate - Master, Doctorate (PhD), JD, or LLM majors

Note: Students with a Graduate Assistantship (GTA or GRA) have reduced fees that are not reflected in the chart below. Your I-20 or DS-2019 will show the reduced amount.

Graduate ProgramsTuition & Fees
PhD in Architecture, Interior Design Master, or Construction Management Master (18HRS)$21,705$39,870
Master of Science in Architecture [includes Urban Design] (21HRS)$25,250$43,415
Regional and City Planning (24HRS)$28,800$46,965
Landscape Architecture (28HRS)$33,530$51,695
Master of Architecture (30HRS)$35,895$54,060
College of Arts & Sciences (18HRS)$21,420$39,585
College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences (18HRS)$21,655$39,820
Michael F. Price College of Businesss [excludes MBA and Master of Accountancy] (18HRS)
Master of Business Administration [MBA] (32HRS)$35,680$53,845
Master of Accountancy (18HRS)$18,140$36,305
Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy [includes Petroleum Engineering] (18HRS)$21,885$40,050
Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education (18HRS)$21,625$39,790
Gallogly College of Engineering [includes Computer Science] (18HRS)$21,925$40,090
David L. Boren College of International Studies (18HRS)$21,475$39,640
Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication (18HRS)$22,225$40,390
Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts (18HRS)$21,760$39,925
Art [major code M060] (30 HRS)$36,000$54,165
Executive MBA programsTuition & FeesLiving Expenses
Executive MBA in Energy$11,875$2,230$14,105
Executive MBA, Aerospace and Defense$8,600$2,230$10,830
Executive MBA in Renewables$10,125$2,230$12,355

For EMBA programs, please note that these numbers are for I-20 financial documentation purposes only. They only reflect estimated costs for the residency weeks that take place in the US. For the full estimated cost of the program, please see EMBA Energy, EMBA Aerospace & Defense, and EMBA Renewables.

Graduate Law Programs
Tuition & Fees
Law JD (31HRS)$38,390$57,300
LLM (24HRS)$29,865$48,775
Master of Legal Studies (18HRS)$22,555$41,465
Graduate Living Expenses
Housing and Meals
Books and Supplies
Medical Insurance
Misc. Expenses
Law Living Expenses
Housing and Meals
Books and Supplies
Medical Insurance
Misc. Expenses

** tuition, fees, living expenses

For a complete listing of individual fees, visit the Bursar Office website.

For a list of Majors by program, visit the Graduage College website.

Undergraduate - Bachelor majors

Tuition & Fees

Living Expenses


  • Housing & Meals - $13,840
  • Books - $800
  • Medical Insurance - $2,239
  • Personal Expenses - $1,500

*Aviation-Flying majors (Professional Pilot and Management-Flying Option) have an estimated, additional tuition and fees cost of $15,000 per year. This additional cost is included on your I-20 or DS-2019.

**Undergraduate students in ArchitectureArtEngineeringComputer Science, or Petroleum Engineering have an estimated, additional, one-time laptop computer cost of $2,000. This additional cost is not included on your I-20 or DS-2019.

Graduate English Pathway (GEP) Program

Program Tuition and Fees
CESL cost Living Expenses
Engineering $3,168 $3,000 $9,064 $15,232
Construction Science
$3,168 $3,000 $9,064 $15,232

CESL student expenses

For esimated costs for the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), visit the CESL website.

Dependent expenses

Dependent Expenses
Spouse or Child (per child) $5,140