The Fall 2024 application is now open. Deadline is May 15, 2024.
The Work Assistance Tuition Waiver is designed to assist current undergraduate students that work 25+ hours per week during the academic year. The intent of the tuition waiver is to help these students with their finances so that they are able to work fewer hours during the semester and focus more time and energy on their studies. Students receiving the tuition waiver are not required to continue working 25+ hours a week during the semester(s) the tuition waiver is applied to their account. Please see below for recipient hour requirements.
This award will be automatically applied to your Norman campus tuition expense each semester, following the add-drop period, for fall and spring only.
Please note: Tuition waivers may stack. If stacked with other tuition waivers the combined offers may not payout beyond the cost of tuition. Your initial WATW offer is subject to change based on this policy. A non-resident tuition waiver may never be applied to the resident portion of tuition.
Please be aware that the numbers provided may fluctuate each academic year.
|25-34 hours worked per week
|up to $3000/year
|up to $4000/year
|35+ hours worked per week
|up to $5070/year
|up to $6000/year
For more information, please contact the Scholarship Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! Once you have successfully completed the minimum required hours worked to become eligible or maintain eligibility for the OU WATW, you may adjust your hours worked as necessary as long as you continue to work a minimum of 10 hours per work week.
Don’t panic! The Work Assistance Tuition Waiver is disbursed after the Add/Drop period once we have verified you meet the requirements to maintain eligibility. Check the Program Requirements above to make sure you meet the requirements.
Yes! As long as your total accumulative worked hours meet the minimum requirement for eligibility, you can submit paystubs from multiple employers. Make sure to verify that the worked hours take place during the same pay period!
Yes! To maintain eligibility for the Work Assistance Tuition Waiver, you must re-complete the application and submit paystubs every spring semester after your initial application.
If you intend on taking a leave of absence for study abroad, an internship, or medical leave, please complete our Special Conditions Form. If approved, you will be able to demonstrate the minimum required hours worked to re-gain your tuition waiver.
In the event that a student does not complete the required 15 hours of regular enrollment, they will not be eligible to receive the Work Assistance Tuition Wavier for the following semester (fall or spring). They will also be required to re-apply and submit paystubs demonstrating four weeks of work at 25+ hours per week during the academic year.
Yes! You must be enrolled in 15 or more hours only when receiving the award but not during the semester you complete the application. Please note that incoming freshman are not eligible to apply until during their first semester at OU.
The Work Assistance Tuition Waiver application is made available twice a year. Applications for the Spring tuition waiver are accepted between September 15 and December 15, and applications for the Fall tuition waiver are accepted between February 15 and May 15. Late applications are not accepted.