Oklahoma's Promise at NSU

If you are earning the Oklahoma's Promise scholarship, NSU counts it where it will do the most good for you!

Details MatterRemember - NSU allows you to "stack" scholarship awards - giving you the greatest benefit for your hard work. The total package of aid should be a big part of your college decision.

Some Institutions
Amount Type
$4,311.02 Tuition+
$1,330.77 Mandatory Fees+
$1,200* Books
$6,841.79 Total
-$4,311.02 Oklahoma’s Promise1
-$1,000* Pell Grants
-$1,530.77* Total institutional waivers and scholarships2
$0 Remaining for additional educational expenses
  1. Some institution deduct OKPromise from the major costs of attendance first.

  2. Then add institutional aid.

  3. NSU puts the full amount of scholarships first.

  4. Then adds the Oklahoma's Promise scholarship.

  5. Leaving $$ for additional educational expenses!
The NSU Difference
Amount Type
$4,162.50 Tuition
$1,122 Mandatory Fees
$1,200* Books
$6,484.50 Total
-$2,500 Total institutional waivers and scholarships^3
-$1,000* Pell Grants
-$4,162.50 Oklahoma’s Promise4
$1,178.50 Refunded for any additional college expenses5

+ Average tuition and mandatory fees (30 credit hours) of all Oklahoma Regional Universities (OSRHE/June 2014)
* Dollar figures are examples and may not reflect actual amounts
^ Average 2014 total waiver and scholarship amount for those students receiving NSU waivers and scholarships

2015/16 Checklist for OKPromise Seniors

  • Make sure you are taking all the required courses to qualify for your Oklahoma’s Promise Scholarship. Talk to your counselor or use the curriculum checklist at okpromise.org.

  • Consider taking the ACT more than once to improve your score—a higher score could mean more scholarships.

  • Search and apply for grants and scholarships, including private sources through local businesses and civic organizations. It’s important to remember that Oklahoma’s Promise only pays for a portion of your total college costs, and additional money will be needed.

  • Apply to NSU or your school of choice sooner rather than later. That will give you plenty of time to meet all scholarship application deadlines.

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1, 2015. Sign up for a personal I.D. number at pin.ed.gov and apply online at fafsa.gov. Remember, it’s Free to Apply.

  • After you graduate from high school in May, 2015 and final grades are posted, the Oklahoma’s Promise contact person at your school will complete the Oklahoma’s Promise Certificate of Completion and mail it to the OKPromise offices with a copy of your final transcript. (Keep in mind that your school might have to prepare these documents for a large number of students, so this can take some time.)