Tuition and Fees - Traditional Students

Investing in your education will be one of the most important steps you take in preparing for your future. Southwestern Christian University understands the importance of this decision, which is why we strive to be one of the least expensive accredited private universities in Oklahoma.

Payment Options:

All tuition and other charges are due before classes begin as specified by the Business Office. If the account cannot be paid in full on that day after financial aid and scholarships are applied, a payment plan is available in which students can make four equal payments for the remaining balance. Payments are due on the following dates.

August 1 January 1
September 1 February 1
October 1 March 1
November 1 April 1

Contracts must be signed with the Business Office and first payments made by the first payment due date in order to be authorized to attend classes.

A late payment fee of $50 will be charged for payments not made by the due date. If the total amount due (sum of payments plus $50 late fee) is not paid by the next due date, the student may be removed from class.

Students should be diligent in checking their student portal for remaining or adjusted balances:

  • Adjustments to financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships)
  • Changes in enrollment (adding or dropping classes)
  • Changes in housing
  • Book charges
  • Fines or fees

If any of these changes occur after the last payment date, the balance is due at the time of the change.
  • All charges for students taking fewer than 9 credit hours per semester must be paid in full at the beginning of each class.
  • All accounts must be settled by the end of each semester before a student can re-enroll for the next semester.
  • Students will be placed on hold if a balance remains after the final payment is due. A hold will prevent the following actions including but not limited to receiving official or unofficial transcripts and diplomas, pre-enrollment for the following semester, and reserving housing.



New Rates as of May 10, 2014 as approved by the SCU Board of Regents.

Full Time/Part Time Resident and Non-Resident $465 per credit hour

Block Tuition

15-18 hours of credit are priced at only 15 hours of credit

Room & Board*

Irvin Hall Standard (Men - 3 to a room) $2,950 per semester
Light Hall Standard (Women - 3 to a room) $2,950 per semester
Irvin Hall Efficiency (Men - 2 to a room) $3,150 per semester
Light Hall Efficiency (Women - 2 to a room) $3,150 per semester
House Hall  $3,050 per semester
East Dorm (Men - 2 to a room) $3,250 per semester
East Dorm (Women - 2 to a room)  $3,250 per semester
North Dorm Standard (Men - 2 to a room) $3,650 per semester
North Dorm Standard (Women - 2 to a room)  $3,650 per semester
North Dorm w/ Living Area (Men - 2 to room) $3,850 per semester
North Dorm w/ Living Area (Women - 2 to a room)  $3,850 per semester 
Room Deposit $100 per academic year
Additional Private Room Fee $200 per semester (if available)
*Includes 19 meals per week 


Standard Fees

General Fee* $375 per semester
 Assessment Fee* $40 per semester
Athletic Fee $20 per semester
Directed Study Fee $25 per credit hour
Private Music Lessons Fee $25 per credit hour
Facilities Fee * $20 per credit hour
Drop/Add Fee $3 per credit hour
Late Registration Fee $5 per credit hour
Audit Fee $100 per course
Advanced Standing Fee $100 per test
Accompanist Fee $50 per credit hour
Graduation Fee $150
International Admissions Application Fee $200
*Required of every student

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