Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
Graduate Student Services - Financial Aid

Paying for your Graduate Degree

Financial Aid & Scholarships

OSU-Tulsa provides a good value in obtaining an undergraduate and graduate education. More than 3,000 students are currently taking advantage of the opportunity to earn an OSU degree, close to home. Paying the cost of a nationally recognized public university versus private universities is a big financial advantage for many of our students. Despite the cost advantage OSU-Tulsa offers, many of our students need assistance covering college expenses. There are various federal, state, private and university programs available to supplement the contributions students and their families make toward their education.

Types of Financial Assistance

  • Grants
  • Work-study
  • Student Loans
  • Scholarships

Financial Aid

To determine if you qualify for federal or state need-based financial aid programs such as grants, work-study or student loans, you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some scholarships require that you submit the FAFSA to determine eligibility for need-based scholarship programs. You must apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, as soon as possible after January 1.

OSU's School Code

When completing your FAFSA form, the OSU school code for the Tulsa and Stillwater campus is: 003170.


Some privately funded scholarships are available to OSU-Tulsa students. More information can be found at the OSU Office of Financial Aid website or application forms may be picked up in the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid in North Hall 130. Students may also contact academic departments to determine availability of departmental scholarships.

Departmental Assistantships

Many students are able to gain assistantships through their academic department. Assistantship duties range from teaching, assisting professors in research and other pursuits within the university. Ask in your departmental office how to apply for an assistantship position within your department.

Helpful Web Sites


If you qualify, TEACH Grant funds can be used toward Teaching, Learning & Leadership, Special Education, Reading & Literacy (Reading Specialist) and Math & Science Education programs at OSU-Tulsa. The TEACH Grant may provide up to $8,000 toward a master's degree for eligible students. Contact a GSSC coordinator for more details.

Graduate Funding

The GSSC also facilitates Graduate Funding workshops to help students discover the abundance of resources available to them. Contact a GSSC coordinator for more information.