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Bachelor's Degree Scholarship for Adult Learners | OU Online

Special Funding Available to New Students to Help Pay for Your Degree

Finishing your degree can bring life-changing benefits, including increased pay with a chance to contribute to some of Oklahoma’s most critical workforce needs.

The GEER (Governor’s Emergency Education Relief) Scholarship, a one-time funding opportunity, can ease your financial burden and get you back on a path toward a degree and better career opportunities.

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Learn more and see if you qualify

GEER Scholarship FAQ


  • Must be an Oklahoma resident
  • Must be at least 20 years of age
  • Must have completed a minimum of 24 college credit hours
  • Cannot be currently enrolled at OU


Scholarships can cover:

  • Bursar holds (prior debts owed to the institution up to $2,500) that prohibit enrollment. This may be combined with the Academic Restart scholarship for up to $5,000 in prior balance.
  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Learning materials billed through the bursar

Award Amounts

  • Receive up to $3,300 for Summer 2024 or up to $7,800 for Fall 2024 for your first bachelor's degree.

Additional Requirements

  • Must complete a FAFSA to qualify
  • Must enroll in at least three credit hours per semester with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (or the specific program's GPA requirement)

Enroll in a bachelor’s degree program by September 2024 to take full advantage of this one-time funding opportunity.

*Funds can only be disbursed through Spring 2025 and are based on availability.

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