Important Facts to Know

Federal regulations require universities to make student consumer information available to prospective and current students concerning graduation rates, default rates, campus safety, average indebtedness and certain information pertaining to NCAA athletic participation. This information may be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Services at A paper copy will be provided upon request.

Financial aid records are protected in accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, as amended. If you would like the university to share your information with a family member, complete the FERPA form in your TU Portal.

TU Email Required

All students must have a valid TU email address. You will receive all correspondence from the Office of Student Financial Services via your TU email account.

Acknowledge Your Financial Aid Award Letter

You will be notified via your TU email account that your award letter is available. Read it carefully and accept or decline your award electronically on the TU portal. Read more about the Award Process.

Report changes in scholarships, expenses, or living situations

Immediately, report any non-TU scholarship(s) received to the Office of Student Financial Services. This may affect eligibility for current funding.

Immediately, report any change in your enrollment or living situation, e.g. part-time enrollment rather than full- time enrollment or commuting from home rather than living on campus, to the Office of Student Financial Services.

Summer Financial Aid

If you are interested in applying for summer federal aid, you need to complete a Summer Financial Aid Application and it will be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Services.

TU Scholarships do not apply to summer enrollment.

Summer Course Work

TU students may take summer courses as non-degree seeking students at other schools. Non-Degree Seeking status, when taking summer courses at another school, is crucial to avoid forfeiting the TU scholarships. Summer credits earned either at TU or transferable from another institution into the student’s program may be used to meet the credit hours earned requirement. Grades do not transfer. Students are allowed to enroll at TU for summer courses to make up their deficiency.

Read more about the Pricing Policy for 2020 Summer School.

Expected Funds & Disbursement Information

Students should have personal funds available to meet initial expenses such as books and supplies.

Important Loan Information

Students must accept their federal direct loans prior to the last day of the semester in order to receive their loan funding.

Annual federal student loan limits are based upon grade level. As you progress from freshman to sophomore and from sophomore to junior/senior, you may be eligible for additional loan funding. If the grade level change occurs between the fall and spring semesters, contact your Financial Aid Counselor so your file can be reviewed.

Our Mission

The University of Tulsa is a private, independent, doctoral-degree-granting institution whose mission reflects these core values: excellence in scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character, and commitment to humanity. The university achieves its mission by educating men and women of diverse backgrounds and cultures to:

  • become literate in the sciences, humanities and arts
  • think critically and write and speak clearly
  • succeed in their professions and careers
  • behave ethically in all aspects of their lives
  • welcome the responsibility of citizenship, service and leadership in a changing world
  • acquire the skills and appetite for lifelong learning

NASFAA Federal Code of Conduct

The Office of Student Financial Services at The University of Tulsa abides by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s federal code of conduct. For more information, please visit

Frequently Asked Questions