Financial Aid

Our reputation for high quality and great value is important to us. You will find solid, helpful information every day in USAO's Financial Aid Office. Helping you maximize your financial aid resource potential is a high priority for us! 

In order to determine your aid eligibility from federal and state sources, you must first be regularly admitted to USAO and the Financial Aid office must receive the valid results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the starting point in applying for all types of federal financial aid; including grants, student loans and work-study. Early application is key to maximizing your financial aid eligibility.

Be sure to visit USAO’s 2020-2021 scholarship information page to see what scholarships we offer to incoming and continuing students.

2020-2021 Estimated Cost*

 * All tuition and fees based on flat rate for 12-18 hours per term





 Tuition $3,195 $8,625
 Mandatory Student Fees $825 $825
 Academic Service Fee $360 $360
 Textbooks $600 $600
 Housing (Sparks Hall) $1,540 $1,540
 Meal Plan $1,550 $1,550
 TOTAL $8,070 $13,500