Paying for Your Education

Estimated Costs

Estimated Costs Per Semester:     

15 credit hours: $5,550
12-meal, Traditional Plan: $1,320
Double-occupancy room: $1,390
Enrollment/Student Services fee: $440*
Estimate on books: $400

Total: $9,100

*Enrollment/Student Services fee includes use of medical office services, use of Multi-Purpose Building facilities, use of Seth Wilson Library, admittance to athletic events, use of the Academic Resource Commons and facilities, free coffee on campus, ID card and intramural sports.

Tuition Costs Per Credit Hour:      

  • Tuition costs per hour (hours for credit): $370
  • Tuition costs per hour (hours for audit): $185
  • Senior citizen (60 & older) tuition costs (hours for credit or audit) per hour: $185

Room Costs Per Semester:     

  • Double-occupancy room: $1,390
  • Single-occupancy room: $1,790

Residential Meal Plans (Fixed or Flex Plan):

  • Fixed Plan: This option has preset the number of meals to be used each week evenly across the semester. The number of meals per week need to be used by the end of the week, as unused meals do not roll over.
    • 18 meals per week: $1,550
    • 12 meals per week: $1,320
    • 7 meals per week: $1,085
  • Flex Plan: This option allows students a set number of meals to be used by the end of the semester. The student can use as many or as few meals as they want per week each semester. Unused meals cannot roll over from one semester to the next.
    • 110 meals per semester: $1,085
    • 170 meals per semester: $1,320
    • 240 meals per semester: $1,550

Room Maintenance Deposit (refundable at end of semester): $75

NOTE: Ozark Christian College provides neither on-campus nor off-campus housing for married students, nor off-campus housing for unmarried students.

Fees Per Semester for Full-time Students (9 hours or more):

  • Enrollment/Student Services: $440*
  • Late Enrollment: $120

Fees Per Semester for Part-time Students (5-8 hours, or with 4 hours or less and living in the dorm):  

  • Enrollment/Student Services: $325*
  • Late Enrollment: $120

Fees Per Semester (4 hours or less):     

  • Enrollment: $95

Music Course Fees:     

  • Piano/Organ/Instrument: $100
  • Voice/Guitar/Piano Class/Piano Proficiency: $70
  • Private Voice/Guitar: $100
  • Senior Private Voice/Guitar/Piano: $180
  • Electronic Music: $20

Other Fees:     

  • Course Change: $10
  • Online Learning: $75

NOTE: Some other courses have fees attached to them. They are not listed here, as they are dependent on several factors (changing circumstances, guest speakers, special materials, field trips, etc.).    

OCC Refund Policy

OCC Payment Policy

Registering for and attending college creates a financial obligation, and that obligation necessitates a plan for fulfilling payment. Upon a student’s registration and the completion of their financial aid file, preliminary charges and preliminary aid can be accessed on the OCC student portal.

OCC students have two payment options:

  1. Pay in full: complete payment of tuition, fees, room and meal charges (less anticipated aid) by August 18, 2017.
  1. Enroll in the Payment Plan: Ozark offers the opportunity to spread your bill over several interest-free monthly payments. The only cost for this service is an administrative fee of $30 to be assessed each semester this payment option is used. Enrollment is automatic unless the student has made full payment through Option 1.

PAYMENT DEADLINES

FALL 2017

  • Payment 1: August 18, 2017
  • Payment 2: September 25, 2017
  • Payment 3: October 25, 2017
  • Payment 4: November 25, 2017

SPRING 2018

  • Payment 1: January 12, 2018
  • Payment 2: February 25, 2018
  • Payment 3: March 25, 2018
  • Payment 4: April 25, 2018

FAILURE TO MEET PAYMENT DEADLINES

Failure to fulfill the payment agreement will result in the following:

A late payment fee of $35 will be assessed each month that payment is more than 7 days past due.

  • Payment 1: May result in administrative withdrawal from class and Residence Hall.
  • Payment 2: May result in administrative withdrawal from class and Residence Hall.
  • Payment 3: The student may not register for the next semester until payment is made. If payment is made after registration period is closed, student will be required to wait until late registration is open to register.
  • Payment 4: If student has not registered for next semester, registration for the next semester will not be allowed until payment is made. Student will not be allowed to attend next semester classes until account balance from previous semester is paid in full.

For assistance contact the OCC Student Financial Services at 417.626.1234 ext. 2017.
 

OCC Refund Policy

Financial Aid

OCC’s Financial Services Office is happy to help with financial aid information and applications. Get started now:

Future students, follow these easy steps to apply for all types of financial aid at Ozark Christian College:

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1 to be considered for every type of assistance. (Additional applications may be necessary for different types of aid.) It is critical that you include the OCC school code 015569. 
  2. Complete an Institutional & Memorial Grant Application by April 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester. I&M Grants are based on the remaining financial need as assessed by the results of the FAFSA. First-time students must also be accepted by the deadline.
  3. Look for grants and scholarships from other sources. Don't forget to check with your church. We have compiled an Outside Scholarship List to help you get started.

NOTE: To be eligible for the most aid you must have completed applications in the Financial Services Office by April 1. However, Pell Grant and Student Loans are available after this date.

Videos And Resources

For questions concerning financial aid,
contact finaid@occ.edu or 417.626.1234 ext. 2027 or ext. 2043.

Scholarships

Ozark Christian College offers several scholarships and awards that recognize academic achievement, outstanding leadership and Christian service.

Only full-time and degree-seeking Ozark Christian College students are eligible for these scholarships and awards. Students receiving institutional scholarships will be awarded the full value of the scholarship split equally between the fall and spring semesters.

Eligibility for institutional scholarships in 2017-2018 will be based on the cumulative GPA at the end of the 2016-2017 academic year. For scholarships to be applied to a student’s account, students must maintain full-time enrollment in 12 credit hours or more per semester with a 2.5 cumulative OCC grade point average (GPA), unless another GPA requirement is stated for the scholarship. If you do not meet these requirements, the scholarship will be forfeited for the next academic year. Once the cumulative GPA is raised to the required level for eligibility, the scholarship will be reinstated for the following academic year.

Scholarships offered by OCC include:

  • Preaching Scholarship
  • Bible Bowl Scholarships
  • Highest Praise Scholarship
  • Harvester Scholarship
  • Mosaic Leadership Scholarship
  • The Richardson Dean's and President's Scholarship
  • Automatic Scholarships
  • Tuesday Tour Scholarship
  • Outside Scholarships

Visit Scholarships Page

Questions or concerns regarding the above policies may be directed to the Financial Services Office at finaid@occ.edu.

FAFSA 2017-18 Changes

What’s changing for 2017-18?

  1. The 2017-18 FAFSA launched October 1, 2016--three months earlier than usual. The earlier launch date is a permanent change, meaning the FAFSA will now launch on October 1 every year.
  2. You’ll use earlier income and tax information. You’re now required to report income and tax info from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-18 FAFSA, you--and your parent(s), as appropriate--will report your 2015 income and tax info, rather than your 2016 income.

How will the FAFSA changes help me?

  1. From now on, the FAFSA will ask for older income and tax information that you will already have. So you won’t have to use estimates anymore or log in later to update your FAFSA after you file taxes.
  2. Because you will already have done your 2015 taxes by the time you fill out your 2017-18 FAFSA, you may be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) to automatically import your tax information into your FAFSA.
  3. Since the FAFSA is now available three months earlier, you have more time to meet most deadlines (although some will be early, so fill out the FAFSA right away just in case) and to explore and understand your financial aid options.

Since the 2017-18 FAFSA asks for the same tax and income information as the 2016-17 FAFSA, will the 2016-17 FAFSA information automatically be carried over into my 2017-18 renewal FAFSA?

  • No, it won’t be carried over. Although the income and tax info should match, in most cases, on both years FAFSAs, there are some pieces of information that will be different. So you will need to enter the information again. However, you may be eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to automatically import your 2015 tax information into the FAFSA, which makes the process of reporting tax info quicker.

Can I choose to report 2016 information if my family’s financial situation has changed since my 2015 taxes were filed?

  • No. The FAFSA requires that you use 2015 tax information. However, we understand that 2015 tax information may not reflect your family’s current financial situation. If your financial or family circumstances have changed since the 2015 tax year, submit the FAFSA using 2015 information, and then contact the financial aid office to request a “professional judgment” review.
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