TUITION AND FEES
Tuition and other fees are established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. All students are charged mandatory fees which includes charges for academic records, student technology, assessment, library services, student facilities, and student activities. Special fees are charged for other services which are made available to students. Descriptions for mandatory and special student fees are available.
Cameron offers many federal, state and institutional aid programs including tuition waivers, scholarships, grants, loans, and work study opportunities to assist students in their educational endeavors. The types and amounts of aid awarded are determined by financial need, student classification, academic merit, talent, and availability of funds. Students intending to apply for financial assistance should contact the Office of Financial Assistance well in advance of their desired start term. Application instructions and forms may be obtained online.
Applying for Aid
Applying for financial aid at Cameron University (CU) begins with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Cameron's Scholarship Application Portal. The FAFSA application is used to apply for nearly all types of financial assistance including federal, state, and institutional aid. The results of the application assist the financial aid office in determining how much and what type of aid may be awarded. The Scholarship Application Portal is utilized to award institutional scholarships that are offered through the university.
Types of Aid
Federal Grants. Grants are financial awards that typically do not have to be repaid. Grants are normally awarded to students who are determined to have a high financial need based on completion of the FAFSA.
Direct Student Loans. The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program allows students who are enrolled at least half-time to borrow money to help pay for and defer the cost of their college education. These programs require that all funds be repaid.
Scholarships. A scholarship is a type of financial assistance that does not have to be repaid. Funds are provided through the institution, civic and religious organizations, professional groups, foundations, corporations, and cultural groups. Scholarships are based on academic excellence, personal skills, family affiliations, athletic ability, financial need, or other factors.
Tuition Waivers. Tuition waivers are institutional awards that are used to "offset" the cost of your tuition. These waivers can be applied against in-state and out-of-state tuition. Most tuition waivers are awarded based upon high school grade point average, ACT/SAT scores, high school class rank, and transfer retention grade point averages.
Students can apply for all institutional tuition waivers and scholarships through the CU Scholarship Application Portal. The priority deadline to apply is February 1st annually. A complete listing of institutional tuition waivers and scholarships is available online via Cameron’s Academic Works page.
Work Study. Work study is a student employment program that pays students to work in a variety of positions on campus. Students can use their work study earnings to help pay for tuition, fees, housing, and other expenses. Two types of work study are available: institutionally-funded and federally-funded. Enrolled students can find open workstudy positions on campus on the Quick Links menu in Aggie Access.
Cameron University is certified by the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs State Approving Agency (ODVA SAA) as an approved training institution for certain veterans, eligible dependents or survivors, and active service members who qualify for federally enacted education benefits administered by the VA. Cameron University is compliant with Public Law 115-407 (the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018).
Cameron University's Veterans Affairs Office (VAO) is an excellent source of information regarding various programs offered through the VA. The application process for benefits, university admissions requirements, and required VA course certification can be addressed. A primary function of VAO is certification of student enrollment and attendance to the VA. Eligible students are encouraged to use VAO services regularly.
Initiation and continuation of VA education benefits for eligible students is accomplished through the VAO. Students must submit paperwork indicating their intent to enroll at Cameron University and a request for assistance with benefits at least 10 weeks prior to the beginning of each semester. It is the responsibility of the student to report to the VAO prior to each semester.
Students utilizing VA education benefits must turn in all previous training records and transcripts to be evaluated for prior credit, whether or not prior credit is granted. Students utilizing VA education benefits may be in debt to the VA for withdrawal or early dismissal from the university.