Oakland University

Rochester Hills, Michigan


Costs to Attend Oakland University

Are you interested in applying to Oakland University yet wondering how much it costs or if you can afford to attend? Use our comprehensive price data and loan calculation tools to assist in determining if this school makes financial sense for you and your intended major of study.

Annual Cost

  • Total One Academic Year Cost
  • Michigan Residents: $19,800
  • Non Michigan Residents: $33,443
  • Cost Itemization
  • Tution for Michigan Residents: $10,230
  • Tution for non-Michigan Residents: $23,873
  • Room and Board or estimated off campus living expense: $8,208
  • Books and Supplies: $1,362
  • Other Fees: $0

The cost per year to attend Oakland University is $19,800 for the 2012/2013 academic year. Residents outside of Michigan have a total one year cost of $33,443. How much may your student loan payments be and can you afford to attend? If you are interested in learning more, request additional information to be sent to you from Oakland University

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey and represent reported costs for the 2012-2013 and 2011-2012 academic years. Please consult the school directly for the most up to date price information.

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Estimated 4 Year Cost at Current Tuition

At current published tuition rates, the estimated total tuition and living expense cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at Oakland University is $79,200 for students graduating in normal time. Our methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a multiple of the most recent reported annual cost and does not factor in tuition increases.

  • 4 Year Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $79,200
  • 4 Year Out of State Total Cost (tuition and living expenses): $133,772

Estimated Cost Per Semester

  • Michigan Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $9,900
  • Non Michigan Residents Total Cost Per Semester: $16,722

Average Net Price and Financial Aid

  • Average Annual Net Price: $14,440*
  • Estimated Average 4 Year Degree Cost: $57,760**
  • Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid: 61%
  • Average Annual Total Grant Aid Amount: $6,990
  • Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants: 30%
  • Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid: $4,040
  • Percent of Students Receiving Federal Student Loans: 55%
  • Average Amount of Federal Student Loan Aid: $8,602

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2011-2012 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

Oakland University is a not for profit institution.

Example Student Loan Payments and Costs

How much are estimated student loan payments for Oakland University? Below are the costs for an example student loan if you borrowed $57,760, our estimated average net price for a four year degree. Note that this calculation assumes you are part of the reported 61% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $14,440. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments may be significantly higher than this example. Use our Oakland University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

  • Monthly Payment: $580.96
  • Amount Borrowed: $57,760.00
  • Interest Rate: 3.9%
  • Term: 10 years
  • Number of Monthly Payments: 120
  • Total Interest Cost: $11,954.78
  • Total of All Payments of 10 years: $69,714.78

Loan Affordability & Salary

Can I afford to attend Oakland University? To keep student loan payments affordable, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income. When planning how to afford Oakland University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using these parameters, a salary of $69,714.78 is recommended to afford a $580.96 monthly payment in the example loan modeled above. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to Oakland University in the future? In the past five years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $6,638 to $9,938. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 9.9%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you can expect to pay for a 4 year degree at this school assuming tuition increases along at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $79,200.00. Use our college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Oakland University.

  • Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2019 - Annual: $27,230, 4 Year Degree: $108,918
  • Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2024 - Annual: $34,753, 4 Year Degree: $139,011
  • Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2029 - Annual: $44,354, 4 Year Degree: $177,417
  • Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2032 - Annual: $51,346, 4 Year Degree: $205,382

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost Per Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Oakland University are as follows.

  • Price per credit hour for Michigan residents: $347
  • Cost for one class for Michigan residents (3 credit hours): $1,041
  • Price per credit hour for out of state residents: $801
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours): $2,403
  • Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours): $3,204

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Tuition History

What was tuition at Oakland University for the past five, ten, fifteen or twenty years? Looking at historical tuition increase rates may provide an indication as to expected increases in the future. Historical tuition and fees for all available data years back to 1987 follows.

  • 2010 - $9,188 In State / $21,236 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9% Annual Increase
  • 2009 - $8,427 In State / $19,488 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.3% Annual Increase
  • 2008 - $7,928 In State / $18,263 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 14% Annual Increase
  • 2007 - $6,956 In State / $16,028 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 13.6% Annual Increase
  • 2006 - $6,122 In State / $13,521 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.5% Annual Increase
  • 2005 - $5,590 In State / $12,392 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 11.6% Annual Increase
  • 2004 - $5,008 In State / $12,392 Out of State Tuition and Fees. -0.5% Annual Increase
  • 2003 - $5,031 In State / $11,826 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.5% Annual Increase
  • 2002 - $4,638 In State / $11,812 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 8.4% Annual Increase
  • 2001 - $4,279 In State / $11,543 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 4.2% Annual Increase
  • 2000 - $4,107 In State / $11,267 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 2.9% Annual Increase
  • 1999 - $3,992 In State / $10,944 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.9% Annual Increase
  • 1998 - $3,734 In State / $10,489 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 3.9% Annual Increase
  • 1997 - $3,594 In State / $10,096 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 1.2% Annual Increase
  • 1996 - $3,551 In State / $9,895 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.9% Annual Increase
  • 1995 - $3,323 In State / $9,314 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 18% Annual Increase
  • 1994 - $2,817 In State / $8,385 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 10.7% Annual Increase
  • 1993 - $2,545 In State / $7,105 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 0.2% Annual Increase
  • 1992 - $2,541 In State / $7,102 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.9% Annual Increase
  • 1991 - $2,356 In State / $6,425 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.5% Annual Increase
  • 1990 - $2,212 In State / $5,855 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 7.1% Annual Increase
  • 1989 - $2,065 In State / $5,393 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 9.7% Annual Increase
  • 1988 - $1,883 In State / $4,864 Out of State Tuition and Fees. 6.6% Annual Increase
  • 1987 - $1,767 In State / $4,556 Out of State Tuition and Fees.

Cost for Popular Majors

Below are the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Oakland University ranked by degrees conferred during the 2010/2011 academic year along with their estimated total program cost. Please consult the school's website for further information as actual costs for specific program may vary. Price estimates assume graduation in normal time. Our methodology for estimating these costs is a two or four year multiple of the current one year tuition and living cost of $19,800. Associates degrees are assumed to be completed in two years and bachelors degrees are assumed to take four years.

Area of Study Graduates Estimated Degree + Living Expense Cost
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 415 $79,200
4 year cost
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 156 $79,200
4 year cost
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 135 $79,200
4 year cost
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 105 $79,200
4 year cost
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 103 $79,200
4 year cost
Human Resources Development Bachelor's Degree 99 $79,200
4 year cost
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 73 $79,200
4 year cost
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 62 $79,200
4 year cost
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 59 $79,200
4 year cost
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 43 $79,200
4 year cost
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 33 $79,200
4 year cost
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 31 $79,200
4 year cost
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 24 $79,200
4 year cost
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 24 $79,200
4 year cost
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General Bachelor's Degree 24 $79,200
4 year cost
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 21 $79,200
4 year cost
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene Bachelor's Degree 20 $79,200
4 year cost
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 18 $79,200
4 year cost
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 17 $79,200
4 year cost
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 14 $79,200
4 year cost
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 12 $79,200
4 year cost
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 12 $79,200
4 year cost
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 10 $79,200
4 year cost
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 9 $79,200
4 year cost
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 8 $79,200
4 year cost
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 8 $79,200
4 year cost
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 7 $79,200
4 year cost
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 7 $79,200
4 year cost
Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor's Degree 7 $79,200
4 year cost
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other Bachelor's Degree 6 $79,200
4 year cost
Photography Bachelor's Degree 6 $79,200
4 year cost
Engineering, Other Bachelor's Degree 6 $79,200
4 year cost
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $79,200
4 year cost
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 5 $79,200
4 year cost
Environmental Health Bachelor's Degree 5 $79,200
4 year cost
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $79,200
4 year cost
Finance, General Bachelor's Degree 5 $79,200
4 year cost
East Asian Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 $79,200
4 year cost
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $79,200
4 year cost
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $79,200
4 year cost
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 $79,200
4 year cost
Drawing Bachelor's Degree 4 $79,200
4 year cost
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Bachelor's Degree 4 $79,200
4 year cost
Writing, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $79,200
4 year cost
History, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $79,200
4 year cost
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 4 $79,200
4 year cost
Sociology and Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 3 $79,200
4 year cost
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 3 $79,200
4 year cost
Japanese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 $79,200
4 year cost
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 3 $79,200
4 year cost
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 2 $79,200
4 year cost
Visual and Performing Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 2 $79,200
4 year cost
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology Bachelor's Degree 2 $79,200
4 year cost
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics Bachelor's Degree 2 $79,200
4 year cost
Engineering Chemistry Bachelor's Degree 2 $79,200
4 year cost
Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree 2 $79,200
4 year cost
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 $79,200
4 year cost
Communication, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $79,200
4 year cost
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 1 $79,200
4 year cost
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 1 $79,200
4 year cost
Acting Bachelor's Degree 1 $79,200
4 year cost
Painting Bachelor's Degree 1 $79,200
4 year cost
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $79,200
4 year cost
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 $79,200
4 year cost
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $79,200
4 year cost
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $79,200
4 year cost
Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $79,200
4 year cost
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 1 $79,200
4 year cost

About Oakland University

Oakland University is a four year public college located in Rochester Hills, Michigan.  Full time enrollment is 13,061 and part time is 6,318.  For the 2011/2012 school year, the school received 12,152 applicants. 7,551 were admitted and 2,464 enrolled.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Learn more about Oakland University at CollegeSimply.

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  • 2200 North Squirrel Road
  • Rochester Hills, Michigan
  • 48309-4401

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