Cost & Aid

You can afford OCC

You can save thousands of dollars on tuition by enrolling at OCC. Here's a comparison of what an in-district student pays for a three-credit course at OCC and at other Michigan colleges and universities:

Cost Comparison of a 3 Credit-Hour Course

*These numbers, which are for the 2020-2021 school year, are just for tuition. Mandatory fees and other expenses are not included. Source: College and university websites.

OCC’s tuition rate of $99.00 per credit hour applies to students who reside in Oakland County. Out-of-district students pay $192.00 per credit hour, whether they live in Michigan, another state, or a foreign country. More information about residency status is available from the Admissions Office.

All OCC students also pay a student support fee of $100 per semester, assessed at the time of registration. It’s non-refundable after the start of the term.

Tuition & Fees

In-District Resident $99.00/Billable Contact Hour
Out-of-District Resident* $192.00/Billable Contact Hour

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*International students & non-Michigan residents will pay Out-of-District rates

Fees (All Students)
Student Support Fee
(non-refundable after the start of the term.)
$100.00

Billable contact hours are the number of contact hours a student will have with an instructor in a given week for a 15-week class. The contact hours per week will vary for classes that meet for less than 15 weeks in a semester, but the billable contact hours remain the same. In addition to tuition and fees, each student is expected to purchase their textbooks and supplies. The College provides financial aid and numerous scholarship options for eligible students.

Payment Terms

Payment is accepted in the form of:

  • Check
  • Money Order
  • Electronic Check (ACH)
  • Credit card: MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express

You can split payments between multiple credit cards, payment methods, or bank accounts. You also can split your payments by enrolling in OCC’s convenient tuition payment plan.

Carefully check the payment due date listed in MyOCC. You must pay your tuition and fees in full or be enrolled in a tuition payment plan by this date. If you’ve only made a partial payment, it will cover your student service fee and then tuition for your classes alphabetically by class name such as ACC, COM, or MKT.

You won’t be able to attend any classes for which you haven’t paid in full by the due date unless you’re enrolled in a payment plan for the semester.

 

TUITION INFORMATION

Partial payments can be accepted online. A student not enrolled in a payment plan for the term must pay the full amount of tuition and the student support fee by the payment deadline. Students will be dropped from courses not fully covered by payments made on their account. Partial payments cover the student support fee, then tuition and fees for the first registered courses, alphabetically by course name, i.e. ACC, COM, MKT. Deregistration will occur for all students whose balance is not paid in full by the payment due date and not enrolled in a payment plan for the term.

In the Student Account Center, students can grant access to an authorized user(s) to make payments for their tuition and fees. Access to the Student Account Center is from the View Account/Make a Payment link in the Students Menu after logging into MyOCC. Students who qualify for financial assistance must obtain the appropriate documents from the campus Financial Assistance Office.

High school dual-enrolled and other students whose financial obligations are being met by employers or other third party sponsors must submit the appropriate documents by the payment deadline.

Students who have failed to meet their financial obligation to the College will have a financial hold placed on their records to prevent registration and release of their transcript. These holds will be removed when all obligations are discharged.

Senior Citizen Tuition Discount

If you’re 60 or older, you receive a 20% discount on your tuition. You must be a U.S. citizen and resident of Michigan to receive the discount. You also must provide proof of your age before the semester begins when you want to receive the discount.

Cost of Attendance Chart

When developing your budget, it’s important to keep in mind that tuition isn’t the only cost of going to college. You’ll need books and supplies, gas for your car, and daily living expenses. We list typical costs in our Cost of Attendance chart, although your situation may be different.

Fortunately, you don’t have to pay for everything all at once. OCC offers a convenient Tuition Payment Plan that spreads tuition cost over two or three payments during the semester. You pay no interest - just a small processing fee. We’ve provided answers to some frequently asked questions about the Tuition Payment Plan. You also can get more information at the Cashier’s Office on any OCC campus.

Cost of Attendance Chart for In-District Tuition

Living with Parent
Enrollment Status Full time
( 12+ credits)
3/4 time
(9-11 credits)
1/2 time
(6-8 credits)
Less than Half time
(1-5 credits)
Tuition and Fees (Actual) 2,780 2,180 1,590 1,000
Books and Supplies 1,640 1,230 820 410
Transportation 1,450 1,110 730 360
Miscellaneous Expenses 1,240 930 620  
Loan Fees 60 60 60  
Room and Board 5,920 5,920 5,920  
TOTAL $13,090 $11,430 $9,740 $1,770
NOT Living with Parent
Enrollment Status Full time
( 12+ credits)
3/4 time
(9-11 credits)
1/2 time
(6-8 credits)
Less than Half time
(1-5 credits)
Tuition and Fees (Actual) 2,780 2,180 1,590 1,000
Books and Supplies 1,640 1,230 820 410
Transportation 1,450 1,110 730 360
Miscellaneous Expenses 1,240 930 620  
Loan Fees 60 60 60  
Room and Board 7,960 7,960 7,960  
TOTAL $15,130 $13,470 $11,780 $1,770

Cost of Attendance Chart for Out-of-District Tuition

Living with Parent
Enrollment Status Full time
( 12+ credits)
3/4 time
(9-11 credits)
1/2 time
(6-8 credits)
Less than Half time
(1-5 credits)
Tuition and Fees (Actual) 5,200 4,040 2,890 1,740
Books and Supplies 1,640 1,230 820 410
Transportation 1,500 1,160 790 390
Miscellaneous Expenses 1,240 930 620  
Loan Fees 60 60 60  
Room and Board 5,920 5,920 5,920  
TOTAL $15,560 $13,340 $11,100 $2,540
NOT Living with Parent
Enrollment Status Full time
( 12+ credits)
3/4 time
(9-11 credits)
1/2 time
(6-8 credits)
Less than Half time
(1-5 credits)
Tuition and Fees (Actual) 5,200 4,040 2,890 1,740
Books and Supplies 1,640 1,230 820 410
Transportation 1,500 1,160 790 360
Miscellaneous Expenses 1,240 930 620  
Loan Fees 60 60 60  
Room and Board 7,960 7,960 7,960  
TOTAL $17,600 $15,380 $13,140 $2,540

Financial Aid

There are basically four types of financial aid:

OCC also participates in six federal financial aid programs for veterans.

To receive most financial aid, you must be registered for at least 6 credit hours. This is considered half-time status.

In addition, to receive most financial aid you must meet federal eligibility requirements. That’s because the federal government is the primary source for financial aid. Where the federal government isn’t the funding source - like with private scholarships - you don’t have to meet its eligibility requirements.

FAFSA

The key to unlock most financial aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as FAFSA. It’s an online form you should fill out even if you don’t think you qualify for aid based on financial need. Why? Because not all aid requires financial need. Almost all students at least qualify for federal student loans.

The deadline for Michigan students to complete the FAFSA is March 1 by midnight CT for the upcoming fall semester. Don’t wait until the last minute to start filling it out. You’ll need to gather some records (likely parent records as well), and the form itself takes some time.

You must renew your FAFSA every year you attend OCC or a transfer school, and wish to be considered for federal student aid.

So What’s the Bottom Line?

How much will you actually pay to attend OCC? Our Net Price Calculator provides an estimate. It starts with the cost of attendance, then subtracts grant and scholarship aid it estimates you will receive.

The resulting number is just an estimate of how much you’ll pay. But it can be helpful as you make plans to attend OCC.

For More Information

The federal government, which supplies much of the money for student financial aid, offers many great resources and helpful information. Here are a few of its most useful publications and websites:

How Financial Aid Works is a publication that explains the process from start to finish.
Types of Financial Aid is a publication that discusses the kinds of aid available from the federal government and other sources.
Federal Student Aid is a website that has extensive information for students thinking about attending college, students in college, and parents.

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Enrollment Services

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B Building, Second Floor
2900 Featherstone Rd
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845
Phone 248.232.4100

Highland Lakes Campus
Woodland Hall
7350 Cooley Lake Rd
Waterford, MI 48327-4187
Phone 248.942.3100

Orchard Ridge Campus
M Building, First Floor
27055 Orchard Lake Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48334-4579
Phone 248.522.3400

Royal Oak Campus
B Building, First Floor
739 S. Washington Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067-3898
Phone 248.246.2400

Southfield Campus
Inside Main Entrance - upper level
22322 Rutland Drive
Southfield, MI 48075-4793
Phone 248.233.2700

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