Tuition & Fees

Affordability in Action

Portland State is committed to providing an excellent education at an affordable cost, along with the opportunities and connections that come with being located in one of the nation’s most exciting cities.

Contact our staff in admissions or financial aid to come up with your plan for paying for college. Then learn how a top value education at one of the nation’s most affordable public research universities can establish your path to success.

Tuition and fees may change each year and are subject to approval by the Board of Trustees. Charges for attending PSU are determined based on number of creditstaken, residency status, and undergraduate/graduate class standing. To calculate how much you can expect to be charged for tuition and fees, review the fee schedule for the appropriate academic year.



Postbaccalaureate

Postbaccalaureate students are assessed at the undergraduate tuition rate for all courses that they take numbered 499 or below and assessed at the graduate tuition rate for all courses that they take numbered 500 or above. Financial aid eligibility for postbaccalaureate students depends on the program. In addition, please note that students enrolled in differential tuition classes will be assessed higher rates for those specific courses. Contact theOffice of Student Financial Aidfor more information.

Residency for Tuition Purposes

Students with resident status are assessed in-state tuition and nonresident students are assessed a higher level of instructional fees that more closely approximates the actual cost of instruction. The Residency Guide & Proceduresis designed to help students understand the classification criteria and the process by which residency classification is determined. Transfer students who were classified as residents of Oregon at their previous school should not assume that they will be classified as residents at PSU. Learn more about residency at 山.


Mandatory Fees for the 2023-2024Academic Year

The costs listed below are estimated based on full-time enrollment (12 or more credits per term for undergraduates and 9 or more credits per term for graduate students). Your costs could vary depending on how many credits you take each term.

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This fee is allocated to pay debt service associated with past construction and renovation projects on the PSU campus. Any additional funds collected are put into a reserve or used for small construction projects. The amount varies depending on the number of credits a student is enrolled in. The Student Fee Committee is responsible for recommending the amount and allocation of the building fee to ASPSU and the President.

$45.00

Incidental

This fee funds services such as Student Activities & Leadership Programs, resource centers, childcare services, and athletic activities. The amount varies depending on the number of credits a student is enrolled in. The Student Fee Committee is responsible for recommending the amount and allocation of the incidental fee to ASPSU and the President.

$350.00
Health Service

The Student Health Center Fee is a mandatory fee assessed to all students taking 5 or more in-load, non-Restricted Differential Tuition credit hours. The fee is in place to support all of the services offered by theboth remote and in-person. Review the full list of services covered by the Student Health Center Fee.

$202.00
Academic Student Recreation CenterA fee assessed each term to fund the construction, maintenance, and operation costs, and to purchase and maintain equipment, for the Academic and Student Recreation Center Building.$44.00

Online courses have an additional fee of $22 per credit.

Matriculation fee of $450 for all new students is billed at the beginning of the first term.A one‐time fee charged to newly admitted, degree‐seekingundergraduate and graduate students to cover costs associated with admissions,student orientation, transcripts, information technology and other services related tothe enrollment of new students.

PSU health insurance premium of $1,256.00 per term; however, students have the option towaive the health insurance premium with proof of insurance.

Approved Fines and Fees

Restricted Differential Tuition

Tuition and fees for Restricted Differential Tuition courses are assessed separately from the charges associated with regular courses. The tuition costs for Restricted Differential Tuition course sections are listed in the fees column in theClass Schedule.Credits associated with Restricted Differential Tuition courses do not count toward a student's enrollment status. Thus, an undergraduate student enrolled in 8 credits of regular classes and a 4-credit Restricted Differential Tuition course is assessed regular tuition for 8 credits plus the additional course fee for the Restricted Differential Tuition course. The costs of Restricted Differential Tuition courses do not include Incidental fees, the Student Health Fee, or the Student Health Insurance Plan.Therefore, students registeredonlyfor Restricted Differential Tuition Courses are not eligible to use services supported byIncidental fees, the Student Health Fee, or the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Students enrolled in Restricted Differential Tuition courses are charged the $44 per term Student Recreation Center fee and will have full access to the Recreation Center and related services. Students who drop a Restricted Differential Tuition course after the 100%refund perioddeadlinewill be responsible for the charges. To petition the charges, see thepetitions貹.

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Support for Students: Financial Wellness Center

PSU's Financial Wellness Center can help you make financial choices that are right for you. We offer tools to help you understand money management. You can attend one of our educational events on campus or make an appointment and meet one-on-one with a peer mentor or financial coach.

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