The Office of Financial Aid provides an estimate of full time educational costs for attending Oregon State University. Tuition costs for students vary depending on their residency status, course of study and degree level. Room and Board budgets vary for students that live on campus, off campus, or are considered commuters from home. Actual expenses will vary based on a student’s personal choices and course of study. Costs noted below are standard financial aid budget items and represent an estimate of what students can anticipate spending for tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and personal and miscellaneous expenses. Only actual direct costs will appear on the student’s billing account.

Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
Tuition and Fees (15 credits)1 $11,211 $3,737
Room and Board (on campus)2 $11,904 $3,968
Estimated Billed Charges $23,115 $7,705
Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
Books and Supplies $1,200 $400
Personal & Misc. $2,085 $695
Transportation $537 $179
Estimated  Non-Billed Charges $3,822 $1,274
Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
ESTIMATED TOTAL $26,937 $8,979
Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
Tuition and Fees (15 credits)1 $30,141 $10,047
Room and Board (on campus)2 $11,904 $3,968
Estimated Billed Charges $42,045 $14,015
Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
Books and Supplies $1,200 $400
Personal & Misc. $2,085 $695
Transportation $537 $179
Estimated  Non-Billed Charges $3,822 $1,274
Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
ESTIMATED TOTAL $45,867 $15,289
Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
Tuition and Fees (9 credits)1 $14,331 $4,777
Estimated Billed Charges $14,331 $4,777
Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
Books and Supplies $1,200 $400
Room and Board (off campus)2 $12,351 $4,117
Personal & Misc. $2,085 $695
Transportation $537 $179
Estimated  Non-Billed Charges $16,173 $5,391
Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
ESTIMATED TOTAL $30,504 $10,168
Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
Tuition and Fees (9 credits)1 $25,563 $8,521
Estimated Billed Charges $25,563 $8,521
Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
Books and Supplies $1,200 $400
Room and Board (off campus)2 $12,351 $4,117
Personal & Misc. $2,085 $695
Transportation $537 $179
Estimated  Non-Billed Charges $16,173 $5,391
Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
ESTIMATED TOTAL $41,736 $13,912

*Please Note: Cost of Attendance figures are used for budgeting purposes only and represent an estimate of projected costs coming academic year. Actual costs may vary based on personal circumstances.

 

Cost of Attendance components

  • 1Tuition and Fees: This is based on 15 credits/term undergraduate or 9 credits/term graduate for three (3) terms, or one regular academic year. Tuition and fees can vary based on program of study, number of credits enrolled, residency status, and degree level. Actual tuition rates are pending approval by the board of trustees and approved by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission in July. More detailed information on tuition and fee charges may be found on the Business Affairs webpages.
  • Books and Supplies: This is an average amount you might spend on books and supplies. You are not billed by OSU for these expenses.
  • 2Room and Board: This amount is an average figure based on double occupancy for on-campus living arrangements. Students living in university housing will be billed for their actual room and meal rates, which may vary from this estimate. A separate off-campus allowance is calculated for room and board cost. The off-campus room and board allowance is $12,351. The board allowance for a student living at home is $4,122.
  • Personal and Miscellaneous: This is an estimate of what you might spend during the school year on personal items, clothing, recreation and travel.
  • Loan Fee Allowance: An average amount is built in for loan recipients to cover the Federal Ford Direct Loan fees. COA shown does not include loan fee allowance.