Jul 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Tuition and Fees

Unless indicated otherwise, figures in this section are for the fall semester of 2020 and are subject to change without notice at the beginning of any semester or summer term.


Students with Initial Enrollment 2020-2021  
Tuition per semester for new full-time students (private music lessons not included) $21,475.00
Tuition per semester hour for new part-time students taking 1-11 hours including audit courses $1,542.00
Overload tuition for new students for each semester hour over 18 hours $1,542.00
R.N. to B.S.N., full-time students $5,400.00
R.N. to B.S.N., tuition per semester hour $450.00
Continuing Students with Initial Enrollment 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020.  
Tuition per semester for new full-time students (private music lessons not included) $20,849.00
Tuition per semester hour for new part-time students taking 1-11 hours including audit courses $1,497.00
Overload tuition for new students for each semester hour over 18 hours $1,497.00
R.N. to B.S.N., full-time students $5,244.00
R.N. to B.S.N., tuition per semester hour $437.00

Prices quoted for study abroad courses are in addition to the tuition charges above. Students enrolling in study abroad courses should consult the Center for Global Engagement concerning the amounts and due dates for payment of additional study abroad tuition, fees and expenses.


Fees are in addition to the tuition shown above.

University admission application fee, one-time, nonrefundable $55.00
University enrollment fee, one-time, required prior to registration, nonrefundable $200.00
Anthropology lab fee, varies by course $25.00 - 100.00
Applied music fee, per credit hour
  Required for all students enrolled in private music instruction, both music majors and non-music majors.
Art laboratory supply fee, nonrefundable, varies by course $50.00 - 300.00
Chalk and Wire e-portfolio one-time fee for 5-year access
  Required for education majors
Chemistry laboratory fee, nonrefundable $20.00 - 100.00
Community fee, per semester $225.00
Film production lab fee, nonrefundable, varies by course
  Required for all students enrolled in film production courses, both film majors and non-film majors.
$50.00 - 100.00
Health sciences program fees
Approximate cost per year for supplies, drug testing fees, background check fees, mobile handheld device, scheduling system fees, immunizations,   CPR certification fees, uniforms, and ATI testing fees. Consult the Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitative Sciences and the School of Nursing for more information.
$100.00 - 300.00

Housing application deposit $250.00
ID card replacement fee $15.00
International Student Services fee, nonrefundable  
  Fall semester $180.00
  Spring semester $180.00
  Summer term $100.00
International business course fee, varies by course $1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Law course fee, varies by course $10.00 - 500.00
Marketing course fee, varies by course $30.00 - 50.00
Management course fee, varies by course $50.00 - 100.00
Parking permit fees
Parking permits are required of all students, faculty, and staff (part-time, full-time, day, and evening) who park motor vehicles on University property.
  Automobiles, per year Varies; visit Parking Services for current fees
  Motorcycles and mopeds, per year $26.00
  Bicycles Free
Placement fee $5.00
Professional liability insurance, per semester
Professional liability insurance is required for students in clinical nursing, athletic training, exercise and sports science, psychology, and communication disorders courses.
Proficiency examination fee, per credit hour, paid before the examination and nonrefundable $10.00
Residence Hall Association fee, nonrefundable
  Required for students living in certain University residence halls
Student Association fee, full time $70.00
Student Association fee, part time, per hour $6.00
Student Services fee, one time charge for first time enrollees $485.00
Student teaching fees, required for education majors $437.00
Student Health Insurance, single student
Student health insurance is required of all part-time and full-time students. An opt-out provision is available.

  Undergraduate students, per year, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters $1888.00
  Graduate and law students, Fall 2020 semester only - estimated $944.00
  All students, Spring 2021 semester only - estimated $1097.00
Theatre course fee, varies by course $25.00 - 150.00

Payment of Accounts

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all educational expenses are paid during the semester in which they are incurred. If financial aid does not cover all of the student’s expenses, the student may pay the balance in full or enroll in a monthly payment plan. Contact the Bursar’s Office at 918-631-200 for information regarding the monthly payment plan. A nominal fee will be assessed to establish a payment plan. The University of Tulsa provides monthly e-statements on all accounts with an unpaid balance regardless of pending aid, payment plans, or financial support from other off-campus sources.

Students will receive messages via their utulsa.edu addresses advising them when statements are available for review on the TU Portal. It is the student’s responsibility to esnure that his/her financial obligations to TU are resolved in a timely manner.

Fall billing will begin on July 1, 2020.

New students enrolled prior to August 1, 2020: In order to avoid enrollment cancellation, any balance not covered by financial aid must be paid in full or a payment plan must be established with 20% down payment by August 1, 2020.

New students who enroll after August 1, 2020: In order to avoid enrollment cancellation, any balance not covered by financial aid must be paid in full or a payment plan must be established with a 20% down payment due immediately upon enrollment.

Currently enrolled students: Any unpaid balance not covered by financial aid, must either be paid in full or a payment plan must be established with 20% down payment. Payment must be received by the Friday prior to the start of the semester. Currently enrolled students with an unpaid balance will not be allowed to enroll in subsequent semesters. Payments must be current to be in good standing. Payment plans cannot cover multiple semesters.

Non-payment per the terms above or a failed payment plan will result in cancellation of enrollment. A failed payment plan is considered to be two missed payments and or two payments that have been returned unpaid. VA beneficiaries are not penalized for delayed VA payments.

Payments not made when due will be subject to a finance charge of 1.5% per month.

Participation in a payment plan does not guarantee enrollment in future semesters or a release of transcript or diploma. A failed or delinquent payment plan may result in cancellation of enrollment, will result in an enrollment hold for future semesters, and denial of access to transcripts and diplomas. If an account remains unpaid, the University reserves the right to suspend or withdraw the student from classes; withhold grades, transcripts, and diplomas; deny future enrollment; and require the student to move from student housing.

The university accepts charges on valid VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards. A processing fee of 2.85 percent of the amount paid ($3 minimum) will be assessed against online student account payments that are made by credit card and debit card.


If a student withdraws from his or her courses at the University, he or she may receive reduction of tuition based upon the following schedule. The reduction shall be calculated from the date on which application for withdrawal is processed. The University shall follow federally mandated refund schedules as they apply. Failure to attend classes does not constitute an official withdrawal or drop.

Refund Schedule for Fall and Spring semesters  
First day of classes 100%
Day 2 through end of first week 90%
Second and third week 50%
Fourth through seventh week 25%
Remainder of semester 0%

Refund Schedule for Summer session
First day of classes 100%
Days 2-3 80%
Days 4-6 50%
Days 7-9 25%
After 9 days 0%

Financial aid recipients receiving refunds will have their refunds returned to the proper aid accounts as determined by the Student Financial Services Office pursuant to federal guidelines. The prescribed order of refund distribution is to FFEL programs, Federal Perkins Loan program, Federal Pell Grant Program, and to other Student Financial Aid Programs.

Insurance Requirements

Student Health Insurance. All students enrolled at The University of Tulsa are required to have health insurance coverage which provides for benefits in the State of Oklahoma. A student may obtain required coverage by purchasing health insurance coverage offered through the University, or obtain coverage provided through another carrier, such as coverage under a dependent student’s parent’s policy, as long as that coverage provides benefits for claims made in Oklahoma.

This approach to health insurance coverage helps to ensure that all enrolled students have access to health care, especially as increasing numbers of TU students come from outside of Oklahoma. To help ensure coverage, all students will have the cost of the coverage available through the University added to their University bill each semester. However, the charge will be removed from the student’s account upon verification of other appropriate coverage. Verification must be received annually by September 15th for students enrolling in the fall semester and January 31st for students enrolling for the first time in the spring semester.

For information on health insurance coverage offered through the University, visit the TU Student Health Insurance Plan Website.

Student Renter’s Insurance. Renter’s insurance is recommended for all students living in on campus or other away-from-home accommodations. In many cases, parents’ homeowner policies will cover expenses related to dependents’ expenses in external locations. However, it is wise to conduct an insurance review to assure that a student has the appropriate amount of coverage.

Immunization Requirements. For information on immunizations required for students by Oklahoma state law, see Immunization Requirements  in the Student Services  section of this Bulletin.

Parking and Bicycle Permits

All University students, faculty, and staff must register motor vehicles and bicycles that are to be parked or utilized on University parking lots, streets or bicycle racks. For information regarding permits and parking regulations visit Parking Services.

TU One Card

The Parking and Card Services office in Fisher Hall issues identification cards to all students and University employees. The cards are required for admission to the campus libraries, dining hall, residence halls, labs, selected classrooms and other facilities. Students are required to carry their TU One Cards at all times on University property and at University events, and to present it to University officials when requested. ID cards may not be loaned to anyone at any time. Disciplinary action will be taken against a student who fraudulently uses another’s card, and against a cardholder who permits fraudulent use of his or her card.

The TU One Card is used for admission to Student Association-sponsored programs and University athletic events. Students at The University of Tulsa are allowed one free student ticket to each athletic event. Students must present their valid University of Tulsa ID and ticket for admittance to athletic events. For more information regarding the athletic event ticket policy, visit Department of Athletics Student Ticket page.

Hurricane Gold Dollars

Hurricane Gold Dollars is a safe and convenient option for on- and off-campus dining and shopping. Hurricane Gold Dollars reduces the need to carry or keep cash on hand. It is a non-interest-bearing declining balance convenience account, not a credit card or a checking account, and is tied to a student’s TU One Card. Hurricane Gold Dollars may be used at all campus dining locations, at the bookstore, in vending machines and at many off-campus merchants and restaurants.

Purchases are deducted from the student’s account when the ID card is swiped at the register. When the deposited limit is reached, a student may add funds to the card by simply prepaying an amount ($25.00 or more) into the student’s Hurricane Gold Dollars account at the Parking and Card Services office in Fisher Hall or in the Bursar’s Office in McClure Hall.

Banking regulations and University policy prohibit cash withdrawals during the academic year, but remaining balances are fully refundable at the end of the spring semester or upon withdrawal from the University. Requests for withdrawal of funds must be presented in writing.

If a student loses a TU One Card, especially when there is money in his or her Hurricane Gold or Dining Dollars account, he or she should notify the Parking and Card Services office immediately. The student will be responsible for all transactions made by the student or by anyone else who uses the card, even if lost. However, to minimize loss, a $20.00 per day spending limit has been established for all vending locations. The Parking and Card Services office will instantly change the account number to protect the account from unauthorized use and will issue a replacement TU One Card. There is a fee for a replacement card.

Loss of an ID after normal business hours can be reported to any Hurricane Gold location with a cash register - e.g., the Hut or Pat Case Dining Center - which can “lock out” use of the missing card. Then, when the Parking and Card Services office reopens, the account number can be changed and the account reactivated. If this is not convenient, the student should leave a message on the voice mail at the Parking and Card Services office. Invalidation of the card will occur on the morning of the next business day. The University of Tulsa is not responsible for cash balances of lost cards.