Financial Aid

College of the Ozarks Cost of Education Scholarship

Students don’t pay tuition at C of O!  How does that work?

Work Program + Federal and State Grants + College of the Ozarks Scholarship = Your annual tuition!

Each student participates in the on-campus work program for 15 hours per week and two forty-hour work weeks. Earnings from participation in the work program, plus any federal and/or state aid for which students qualify, plus a College of the Ozarks Cost of Education Scholarship combine to meet each student’s full tuition charge.

Generous donors, who believe in what College of the Ozarks represents, make financial contributions, enabling the College to provide tuition (cost of education) scholarships in exchange for work on campus. If you paid cash for instructional expenses at C of O, it would cost you $18,500 per year! Don’t panic! Our students work off a portion of this charge by participating in the work program during the academic year (about $4,284 annually). If students qualify for Federal or Missouri state aid, those amounts are applied to the cost as well. The remaining balance is covered by a College of the Ozarks Scholarship for each student (a range from $6,143 to $14,458 per student)! So how much money do you pay for tuition at C of O?



The short video below provides a brief overview of Admissions and Financial Aid for interested students.

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