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How much does it cost?

Tuition & Fees (15 hours)  - $4,080
Books/Supplies - $795
Room/Board - $3,820
Transportation - $627
Personal - $1,259

Total/Semester $10,581**

Oklahoma Promise - $2,896
Pell Grant (EFC of 0) - $3,247
Foundation Scholarships - $750
Work/Work study - $2,560

Total/Semester - $9,453*

Total Net Cost $1,128 per semester**

**Based on 15-hours semesters. Costs are estimates and may vary based on classes, room and meal options.

*This is an estimate of scholarships. Actual awards will vary based on individual circumstances.

How to pay for college?

ECU Freshman Resident Scholarship Opportunities
East Central University is dedicated to making higher education accessible to all students. We offer many different opportunities to help offset the cost of attendance, including scholarships, student jobs, and financial aid. Scholarship selection at ECU is a competitive process. Meeting the minimum requirements for consideration does not ensure selection. Your completed application must be submitted no later than February 1.

Freshman Scholarships

ECU Foundation Scholarships

Teacher's Promise

  • Amount
    • Tuition: $6,000 ($750 x 8 semesters)
  • Eligibility
    • Only available for dependents of Oklahoma Public School Teachers. Learn more here.

Honors Scholarship

  • Amount
    • Tuition: $14,000 ($1,750 x 8 semesters)
  • Eligibility
    • 24+ on a national ACT, minimum 3.5 GPA, AND successful application with interview. Find the application here
      (Limited Number Available)

President's Leadership Class Scholarship


Financial Aid

  • The 2024 FAFSA is now open
  • Financial Aid is available through:

  • The types and amounts of aid awarded are determined by financial need, available funds, student classification, and academic performance.
  • Visit the Financial Aid Office's website for more information on types of financial aid. 


East Central University Foundation, Inc.
There are many scholarship opportunities through the ECU Foundation. Please visit the Foundation Scholarship Page or contact the ECU Foundation at 580-559-5655.

Departmental Scholarships
Every academic department at ECU has scholarship opportunities.  Please visit the Foundation Scholarship Page or contact the ECU Foundation at 580-559-5655.

Out-of-State and International Students
Download a PDF of the Non-Resident Tuition Waiver for Undergraduates and Non-Resident Tuition Waiver for Graduates requirements to see if you are eligible. See Border State Scholarship for more information. 

Scholarship Details

  1. All students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) the next academic year.
  2. All fees and meal plans are not included with tuition or room waivers.
  3. All scholarships are not automatic and are awarded based on the availability of funds.
  4. You may be eligible for Freshman, Transfer, and Foundation Scholarships if you complete the application by February 1.
  5. Each student that qualifies for a scholarship will be sent a letter and contract that he/she must fill out and submit to accept the award.
  6. Please be aware that although you may qualify to apply for a specific scholarship, it is not assured you will be offered that scholarship. Due to the limited number of scholarships and the high number of applicants each year, the scholarship process is very competitive.

For information on Academic Scholarships, please contact the Office of Recruitment at 580-559-5628.