President David L. Boren said the change in OU’s tuition policy would support the university’s goal of helping students graduate sooner while getting the best value for their tuition fees and dollars.
Yet, opinions varied from little concern from freshmen who could easily adapt their schedules to the new policy to disappointment from parents whose children would not need to take 15 hours to graduate.
The flat-rate tuition policy offers exemptions to students who need fewer than 15 hours to graduate or students who study abroad and do not have access to 15-plus hours.
Additionally, in conjunction with the new tuition policy, the university developed a Work Assistance Scholarship program that provides additional scholarship funds to students who document work patterns of 25 or more hours per week.
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