Financial Aid & Scholarship Info (International)

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ESTIMATE OF COSTS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR

For Non-resident/International Students – the information below is an estimated amount for attendance at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. The following information represents the average living expenses for a single International student residing on campus. Please note that the estimate is based on current rates and is subject to change without notice. If you are admitted and receive an I-20, the estimated amount on that document may be somewhat higher than the estimates below.

UNDERGRADUATE 

NOTE: Books are not covered in tuition and must be paid for separately by student.

 FALL SEMESTER

Tuition and Fees (Based on 15 credit hours per semester)
$7,668.75
Special Fees (International Fee)
135.00
Books and Supplies (approximate)
600.00
Room and Board (15 meals per week, semi-private room)
2,240.00
TOTAL
$10,643.75

  

SPRING SEMESTER

Tuition and Fees (Based on 15 credit hours per semester)
$7,668.75
Special Fees (International Fee)
135.00
Books & Supplies (approximate)
600.00
Room and Board (15 meals per week, semi-private room)
2,240.00
TOTAL
$10,643.75

  

SUMMER SESSION

Tuition and Fees (Based on 3 credit hours per semester)
$1,533.00
Special Fees (International Fee)
75.00
Books and Supplies (approximate)
250.00
Room and Board (semi-private room)
610.00
 Personal Expenses (food service not available during summer session)
500.00
TOTAL
$2,968.00

 

TOTALS - Two Semester Only (Fall and Spring Semester - 9 months)
$21,287.50
TOTALS - Two Semester and Summer Session
$24,255.50

 

 

FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIPS

International students do not qualify for state (Oklahoma) or federal (U.S. Government) financial assistance programs but are eligible for scholarships from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. New international students are guaranteed a $3,000 out-of-state tuition waiver that is only available to international students.

There are a limited number of institutional scholarship opportunities afforded undergraduate international students at NWOSU. International students who graduate from a United States English speaking high school (i.e. International exchange students) can qualify for freshman academic scholarships. These are based upon ACT scores and high school academic performance. International transfer students may qualify for transfer academic scholarship, based upon academic performance. All International students can qualify for NWOSU continuing student scholarships after they complete 24 semester hours. For additional information, contact the Financial Aid/Scholarship Office at 580-327-8542.

First-time International Students receive an out-of-state tuition waiver in the amount of $1,500.00 per semester (2 semesters) to help cover the cost of non-resident tuition. International Students become eligible for the non-resident tuition waiver at the beginning of their third (3rd) semester at Northwestern. The non-resident tuition waiver is a percentage-based tuition waiver using Cumulative GPA criteria from all higher education institutions attended.

Students are required to be a member of at least one campus organization to be eligible for non-resident tuition waiver. The percentage of non-resident tuition waived beginning the student’s 3rd semester is based on the following scale:

Cumulative GPA
Amount of Tuition Waived
0.00-1.99
0%
2.00-2.99
25%
3.00-3.29
50%
3.30-3.69
75%
3.70-4.00
90%

*The percentages noted above are only applied to a portion of the out-of-state tuition.*


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

FRESHMAN INCENTIVE SCHOLARSHIP: New incoming freshman qualify for a $300 scholarship to be applied to their first year ($150 per semester).  A Scholarship Application must be on file in order for this scholarship to be awarded to qualifying students.

FRESHMAN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS: Incoming freshman who have a 21-25 Composite ACT and a minimum high school CGPA of 3.0 may qualify for $500-$1,200 towards tuition.  Student must complete a Scholarship Application.

EXTRAORDINARILY TALENTED AWARD: Incoming freshman who have a 26-28 Composite ACT score and a minimum high school CGPA may qualify for $1,900 toward tuition and 1/2 of the cost of semi-private dorm room. Student must complete a Scholarship Application.

EXCEPTIONALLY & EXTRAORDINARILY TALENTED AWARD: Incoming freshman who have a 29 Composite ACT and a minimum of a 3.0 high school CGPA may qualify for $1,900 toward tuition and full cost of semi-private dorm room. Student must complete a Scholarship Application.


CONTINUING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: Students who have completed 24 credit hours or more may qualify for a Continuing Student Scholarship. To apply, students must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application.

Criteria for Academic Scholarship:
1. Applicant must have completed 24 credit hours
2. Applicant must have a Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above

Criteria for Participation Scholarship:
1. Applicant must have completed 24 credit hours
2. Applicant must have Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
3. Must have been involved in extra-curricular activities (band, choir, etc.)

NICE MUTSIPAYI SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is provided to us by a current NWOSU Graduate Student. She graciously gives her earnings from selling her art and donates it towards an International Scholarship to which ONLY International Students qualify for. More information regarding Ms. Mutsipayi may be found HERE. To apply for this scholarship, please complete Nice Mutsipayi Scholarship Application and return it to the NWOSU International Office no later than March 11.

Criteria:
1. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at Northwestern for each semester he or she shall receive the scholarship
2. Applicant must be an international student
3. Applicant must have financial need
4. The recipient must maintain at least a 2.5 CGPA based on a 4.0 scale to be eligible to receive the scholarship