Free Tuition Available for High School Seniors at SWOSU


High school seniors during the 2009-10 school year have the opportunity to get a jump-start on their college careers at Southwestern Oklahoma State University with free tuition for six hours of college courses during both the fall and spring semesters.

The tuition waiver is made possible by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

SWOSU is extending the tuition waiver for seniors who choose to enroll concurrently at either the Weatherford or Sayre campus beginning with the upcoming 2009 fall semester. Juniors who meet certain academic requirements can also enroll in concurrent courses but juniors do pay tuition and fees.

Todd Boyd, director of enrollment management at SWOSU, said concurrently enrolled students must meet the minimum requirements set by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Students must have a minimum of a 20 on the ACT, or have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and rank in the top half of their graduating class. 

Students are responsible for their own fees, class materials and books. Students should contact their high school counselor for approval. Additional information is available by calling SWOSU's Admissions and Recruitment Office in Weatherford at 580.774.3782 or in Sayre at 580.928.5533.

Students planning to enroll for the upcoming 2009 fall semester should do so as soon as possible since classes begin August 19.  Students interested in the 2010 spring semester should contact the SWOSU Admissions & Recruitment Office for enrollment procedures.