Interesting eBay Auction


Oklahoma Wesleyan University is auctioning off on eBay a package that contains one year of tuition, room, and board.  The cost of books is not included.  The winning bidder can purchase this offer for a friend or relative, and give it to them as a gift.  However, ultimately the recipient of the gift must meet all standard application requirements for the 2007-2008 school years.  If it is for someone who is not yet a student at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, they must submit an application by March 1, 2007.

The auction also states:

“The recipient must apply for all financial aid (Federal, State, and Institutional) through the Oklahoma Wesleyan University Student Financial Services Office. If after all financial aid has been awarded it is determined by Oklahoma Wesleyan University representatives that the student attending owes less than the winning bid, that lesser amount will be the only amount due.”

Oklahoma Wesleyan University is located in Bartlesville, OK, and is ranked #12 in comprehensive colleges and universities in the West by the US News & World Report. Tuition at the school costs $23,000 for the year, so one lucky student might be able to snag a year of college at a discounted rate. The current bid is at $16,200.00 with 25 bids.  The auction ends February 13, 2007 at 27:26 PST.  Judging by the way bidding is going, it probably won’t end up being that much of a discount.

The school is apparently doing this auction as a way to get Oklahoma Wesleyan University some more interest and potential applicants, as well as to create some marketing buzz.  eBay will make a nice chunk of change off the sale, and the school is already gaining lots of press, with the AP story syndicated in many newspapers.

One Response to “Interesting eBay Auction”

  1. HYO8 Says:

    What a neat idea to get free publicity and people interested in this not so popular college