Sooners Helping Sooners provides assistance to students who face natural disasters, theft of personal property, death in the family, and a variety of other circumstances. Sooners Helping Sooners promotes the principle of sacrificial giving and spreading compassion inwardly on OU's campus.
Funding is awarded to students on the basis of documented, unforseen financial need. This does not include expected costs, such as tuition, fees, and monthly living expenses. Applications are accepted and awarded year round.
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Our Summer University Housing Assistance is not currently available, please check back for updates. Please note that limited funding is available.
Please contact us at (405) 325-3161 with any questions regarding eligibility of circumstances for grant funding.
Grant applications are reviewed by a committee of staff. The review process typically takes around 2 weeks from the date that the application is received to the processing of the grant check, if applicable. Students will be notified of funding approval via OU email.
The University of Oklahoma has many resources in addition to Sooners Helping Sooners that can help students who are facing personal or financial difficulties. Listed below are several of these resources.
IMPORTANT: If you or someone you know is in a life threatening situation, call 911.
The UCC provides crisis services to current, students, faculty, and staff. If you are in crisis, you can call during office hours (M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) and speak with the crisis counselor by phone or Zoom. Please tell the receptionist that you are in crisis and need to speak with someone as soon as possible.
Student Financial Center
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sooners Helping Sooners uses donations like yours to help our OU students in financial need. 100% of all donations go directly to the emergency allocation account that provides funding for our grant. Unforseen setbacks often happen to members of the OU family, and our goal is to be there to help! Generous donations like yours help make success at OU possible for all students.