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Start Sooner Cost

Students who participate in Start Sooner will receive six college credit hours, move into the residence halls early, and will jumpstart their college experience at one of the nation’s premiere public institutions.

Cost Breakdown

There are different costs based on residency of the Start Sooner participant. Costs for Start Sooner include tuition and fees for 6 college credit hours, housing and food, and a program fee. 

Please see the financial aid section below for information about Start Sooner Financial Aid. Please contact us with any questions you have. 

The cost below is the estimated program cost for Oklahoma Residents. The cost is variable, as some courses require additional fees. These fees can be found in the course catalog.

Estimated Cost Breakdown 
Tuition/Fees$2,543.94
Housing & Food $1,000.00
Start Sooner Program Fee $500.00
Total Cost$4,043.94

*Costs not included: additional course fees (ranging from $5 - $60), textbooks, classroom supplies, off-campus meals, and medical costs.  

The cost below is the estimated program cost for Non-Oklahoma Residents in the Start Sooner program. The cost is variable, as some courses require additional fees. These fees can be found in the course catalog.

Estimated Cost Breakdown 
Tuition/Fees$5,857.44
Housing & Food $1,000.00
Start Sooner Program Fee $500.00
Total Cost$7,357.44

*Costs not included: additional course fees (ranging from $5 - $60), textbooks, classroom supplies, off-campus meals, and medical costs.

Virtual students should note that the total cost will not include Housing & Food, and the Start Sooner Program Fee will be reduced to $75. However, students will have an additional online course fee.

Please note that the total cost does not include additional course fees, textbooks, and classroom supplies.

Oklahoma Resident Estimated Cost Breakdown 
Tuition/Fees$2,654.95
Online Course Fee (for 6 credit hours)$240.00
Start Sooner Program Fee $75.00
Total Cost$2,969.95
Non-Resident Estimated Cost Breakdown 
Tuition/Fees$5,815.75
Online Course Fee (for 6 credit hours)$240.00
Start Sooner Program Fee $75.00
Total Cost$6,130.75

Start Sooner students are encouraged to fill out the 2022-2023 FAFSA to assist with the cost of the program.

Students need to fill out the 2022-2023 FAFSA and it must be completed before June 30, 2023. This FAFSA should be submitted in addition to the 2023-2024 FAFSA that incoming freshmen must fill out for the 2023-2024 school year.   

The FAFSA application process can be found here.

Students will need to actively watch the money tab on one.ou.edu for information needed to process their aid and for awards. 

If you have any questions about the program or registration process email startsooner@ou.edu or call 405-550-3659.