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FINANCIAL SUPPORT + PLUS WAIVERS = OUTSTANDING PACKAGE!

MONTHLY STIPEND +PLUS+ TUITION WAIVER +PLUS+ HEALTH INSURANCE WAIVER

Stipends plus waivers valued at $17,000 = estimated packages of $45,000!

We have very good financial assistance available for Chemical Engineering students receiving support from the department.  Grants, fellowships, and research assistantships usually are $28,000 per year.  

Most of the assistantships include a monthly stipend PLUS waiver of tuition for the hours applicable toward the degree, PLUS wavier of the basic health insurance cost.  This waiver is for the full degree, whether M.S. or Ph.D.  A student is automatically considered for financial assistance if they indicated this on the department application form, but not all students admitted may receive financial assistance.

COMPARING OFFER PACKAGES

Our offer package includes a stipend +plus+ the waivers.  Other schools may offer a higher stipend but out of that students often have to pay tuition and fees, leaving less to live on.  Cost of living is quite reasonable in Norman and numerous apartments are available within walking distance of the campus, including university apartment complexes.  

OUR TUITION AND WAIVERS

Our tuition costs are figured per credit hour of registration for each semester and based on a resident and nonresident system.  Each course is for a certain number of credit hours.  Oklahoma residents pay the resident portion of tuition plus fees and expenses.  Non-residents pay both the resident and non-resident portion of tuition plus fees and expenses.  For example, a first-year graduate student with typically enrollment would have tuition and fees costs of around $20,900.  This does not include food, housing, and transportation.  A full list of the tuition costs and fees is available at the Bursar’s Office web page at www.ou.edu/bursar.  They also have link for estimating costs based on hours of enrollment.  

Tuition Waivers cover tuition for the total number of hours for the degree, both resident and non-resident, plus the basic health care coverage.  A first-year non-resident graduate student taking the typical enrollment of 17 credit hours would receive tuition waivers and health care waivers of around $15,000.  University expenses a student typically pays that are not covered by the tuition and health care waivers for a non-resident graduate student would include other enrollment fees, books, and parking permit fees and would be around $5,800 for the year (not including housing).  International students will have additional fees of $250 to 550 per year related to visa records.

More information about the tuition waivers is available on the Graduate College web pages at http://www.ou.edu/gradcollege/funding  and information about the health insurance waiver is available through the Office of Human Resources web page at https://www.ou.edu/ohr/shp.  The tuition, fees, waivers and regulations are set by the Board of Regents rather than the department or Graduate College.  

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