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New Financial Programs and Partnerships to Benefit OU Transfer Students

New Financial Programs and Partnerships to Benefit OU Transfer Students

January 31, 2022

The University of Oklahoma, committed to providing an education that is affordable and accessible, is investing in more financial support for incoming transfer students. Beginning in fall 2022, the Crimson Commitment program will be available to incoming Oklahoma’s Promise transfer students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society or participants of the Ticket to Rose program at Rose State College.

As part of OU’s Crimson Commitment program, eligible students will not have to pay tuition and, combining outside and OU resources, up to $8,300 in student fees each academic year for two years. Tuition and fees will vary based on major.

“A college degree, particularly from an institution with OU’s reputation, can be the springboard to incredible future success,” said Jeff Blahnik, senior associate vice president of the Division of Enrollment Management. “Helping fill the financial gap to cover educational costs will ensure that academically prepared students in the state have the ability to make this future a reality regardless of their background.”

Crimson Commitment is offered through a combination of federal, state and institutional aid sources, and is OU’s partner with Oklahoma’s Promise. Oklahoma residents whose annual family income does not exceed $60,000 may enroll in Oklahoma’s Promise between eighth and 11th grade to earn a scholarship for college tuition. While Oklahoma’s Promise will pay for students’ tuition, Crimson Commitment was created to help students cover their fees.

To qualify for Crimson Commitment for the 2022-23 academic year, an incoming eligible transfer student must:

  • Qualify fully for Oklahoma’s Promise 
  • Become a member of Phi Theta Kappa at their current institution or be a participant of the Ticket to Rose program at Rose State College 
  • Apply to OU by March 1, 2022
  • Be admitted to OU as a full-time transfer student 
  • Complete a FAFSA application by March 1, 2022 
  • Enroll as a full-time OU student each semester

“Crimson Commitment will provide Oklahoma’s Promise students with a path to achieve their goal of an OU degree,” said Brad Burnett, associate vice president for the Division of Enrollment Management. “We are excited to offer more resources to qualifying transfer students within the Ticket to Rose program and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.”

OU has also signed a new agreement with Rose State College to create transfer pathways for students to earn bachelor’s degrees for select majors.

“We are excited about this opportunity for our students with the University of Oklahoma,” said Rose State College President Dr. Jeanie Webb. “Rose State has a long and ongoing relationship with OU and this agreement is another opportunity to help students reach their goals.”

Under the agreement, students transferring to OU as part of the transfer pathway will benefit from the collaboration of the universities to create a clear path to a bachelor’s degree. Rose State College and OU have a shared commitment to increase awareness of educational and student support opportunities; support transfer students to complete their associate degrees; provide academic guidance to increase applicability of transfer credits to degree programs; and create a more seamless experience for students interested in completing their bachelor’s degree at OU. 

In addition to Rose State College, OU also has transfer pathways with Oklahoma City Community College, Tulsa Community College and Cameron University.

As part of the Crimson Commitment program and transfer pathways, OU will continue to support transfer students by providing them with scholarship and financial aid information through the Student Financial Center and MoneyCoach program; assist with advising services; and provide access to five full-time transfer admissions counselors who can help students with the application process.

For more information, visit OU’s Crimson Commitment page and transfer admissions page.

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