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SWOSU-Sayre Tuition/Fee Change to be Proposed to State Regents

Southwestern Oklahoma State University is seeking to return its Sayre location to a community college tuition/fee structure effective this upcoming Fall 2020 semester.

The change would be subject to approval by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Before the Sayre location joined SWOSU at Weatherford on July 1, 1987, it was a community college.

“This is an incredible opportunity for the residents of western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle to enjoy the benefits of a premier regional university coupled with the price and personal attention of a community college,” said SWOSU Sayre Dean Bill Swartwood. “We are excited about the opportunity.” 

The new tuition/fee schedule will only apply to face-to-face classes at Sayre. 

“Our main goal is to encourage residents in these areas of Oklahoma and Texas to attend classes at Sayre,” said SWOSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. James South. “We encourage students to seek an associate’s degree, which can be completed at Sayre.” 

The tuition rate with mandatory fees would be $175 per hour, a savings of $60 per credit hour and nearly $900 per semester based on 15 hours. The price does not include Academic Enhancement Fees (AEF), which would be paid by the student.

“We believe this will help fill sections on our Sayre location,” South said. “Sayre remains an integral part of the SWOSU system that also offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.”

For additional information, contact Swartwood at or 580.928.5533 extension 2107.