The Office of Financial Aid provides an estimate of full time educational costs for attending Oregon State University for the 2019-2020 academic year. 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 CR)* $11,715 $3,905
Room and Board $12,306 $4,102
Books and Supplies $1,200 $400
Personal $2,142 $714
Transportation $552 $184
TOTAL $27,915 $9,305
Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
Tuition and Fees (15 CR)* $31,215 $10,405
Room and Board $12,306 $4,102
Books and Supplies $1,200 $400
Personal and Misc. $2,142 $714
Transportation $552 $184
TOTAL $47,415 $15,805
Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
Tuition and Fees (9 CR)* $14,598 $4,866
Room and Board $12,906 $4,302
Books and Supplies $1,200 $400
Personal and Misc. $2,142 $714
Transportation $552 $184
TOTAL $31,398 $10,466
Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
Tuition and Fees (9 CR)* $26,712 $8,904
Room and Board $12,906 $4,302
Books and Supplies $1,200 $400
Personal and Misc. $2,142 $714
Transportation $552 $184
TOTAL $43,512 $14,504

*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 $12,906. 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.

Resident Undergraduate On-Campus

Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
Tuition and Fees (15 CR)* $11,211 $3,737
Room and Board $11,904 $3,968
Books and Supplies $1,200 $400
Personal $2,085 $695
Transportation $537 $179
TOTAL $26,937 $8,979

 

 

Non-Resident Undergraduate On-Campus

Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
Tuition and Fees (15 CR)* $30,141 $10,047
Room and Board $11,904 $3,968
Books and Supplies $1,200 $400
Personal and Misc. $2,085 $695
Transportation $537 $179
TOTAL $45,867 $15,289

 

 

Resident Graduate Off-Campus

Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
Tuition and Fees (9 CR)* $14,331 $4,777
Room and Board $12,351 $4,117
Books and Supplies $1,200 $400
Personal and Misc. $2,085 $695
Transportation $537 $179
TOTAL $30,504 $10,168

 

 

Non-Resident Graduate Off-Campus

Expense 3 Terms 1 Term
Tuition and Fees (9 CR)* $25,563 $8,521
Room and Board $12,351 $4,117
Books and Supplies $1,200 $400
Personal and Misc. $2,085 $695
Transportation $537 $179
TOTAL $41,736 $13,912