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 Tuition and Fees and Payment: 2014–2015

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For a full listing of tuition and fees, please visit OSU Business Affairs at http://oregonstate.edu/fa/businessaffairs/student/tuition-and-fees.


Mandatory Enrollment Fees

Students paying mandatory enrollment fees are entitled to services maintained by OSU for the benefit of students. These services include use of the library; use of laboratory equipment and materials; medical attention and advice at the Student Health Center; use of gymnasium equipment; the student newspaper; admission to some athletic events; admission to concerts and lectures; and registration. No reduction in fees is made to students who may not wish to use these privileges. Employees paying staff fees are entitled to instructional and library privileges only.

Matriculation Fee: $300.00 (increases to $350 summer term)

All new students (except non-degree seeking) are charged a one-time fee of $300.00 at the start of their first term at OSU. This fee provides access to a variety of OSU programs and services at no additional charge. Programs and services included in the fee include, but are not limited to, open house programs, START, CONNECT, pre-enrollment advising, course drop/add/withdrawal, and official transcripts.

Advance Tuition Deposit: $200.00

New undergraduate students will be requested to submit a tuition deposit of $200.00 after being admitted to the university. This deposit is the indication of a student's intent to enroll at OSU.

  • Fall Term only: Payment for your Advance Tuition Deposit is required to participate in the START program, which allows students to register for fall term classes. After May 1 the deposit is nonrefundable.


Other Fees

(Subject to change without notice.)

Graduate Research Assistant Tuition and Fees

See Mandatory Fees on the OSU Business Office website (http://oregonstate.edu/fa/businessaffairs/studentfinance/tuition/tuition_info). Click on Tuition/Fee Information then click on "Corvallis Campus Tuition/Fees" for the desired year. This opens a PDF within which you scroll down to the information for Oregon State University–Corvallis Campus Graduate Students.

Pharmacy Tuition and Fees

See Mandatory Fees on the OSU Business Office website (http://oregonstate.edu/fa/businessaffairs/studentfinance/tuition/tuition_info). Click on Tuition/Fee Information then click on "Corvallis Campus Tuition/Fees" for the desired year. This opens a PDF within which you scroll down to the information for Oregon State University–Corvallis Campus Pharmacy Program.

Veterinary Medicine Tuition and Fees

See Mandatory Fees on the OSU Business Office website (http://oregonstate.edu/fa/businessaffairs/studentfinance/tuition/tuition_info). Click on Tuition/Fee Information then click on "Corvallis Campus Tuition/Fees" for the desired year. This opens a PDF within which you scroll down to the information for Oregon State University–Corvallis Campus Veterinary Medicine.

For more information about tuition and fees

Academic Year Fee Book rates are available on the OSU Budgets website at http://oregonstate.edu/budget/tuition-and-fees.

Student Accounts Office Website

Go to http://oregonstate.edu/fa/businessaffairs/studentfinance/.


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Nondegree Students

(This category is designed for students not planning to complete a degree at OSU.)

Nondegree students may only enroll in 8 or fewer credits and pay tuition/fees at resident rates based on undergraduate or graduate course level. To be eligible to use Student Health Services, you must also pay the student health fee.

If a nondegree student were to enroll in 9 or more credits they would pay tuition/fees based on the undergraduate or graduate tuition fee schedule determined by the student’s status.

For more information, call Student Accounts at 541-737-3775.


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Fee Payment Obligation

Web registration presents you with a confirmed class schedule. When you finish registering, your schedule is official. This obligates you to pay all tuition and fees for your classes. If you wish to cancel this commitment and reduce or eliminate tuition charges for the term, you must officially cancel your registration or withdraw from the university (see the Tuition/Fee Reduction and Refund Schedule at http://oregonstate.edu/fa/businessaffairs/studentfinance/tuition/tuition_info. Click on Tuition/Fee Information then "Tuition Reduction Schedule."

Electronic billing statements are processed around the 5th of each month. Notification that your statement is ready will be sent to your ONID email address. It is very important that your ONID address is active and that you are checking it regularly. You may also select to have your ONID email forwarded to an alternate address. You may view your monthly billing statements by logging onto the eBill website at http://mybill.oregonstate.edu. See "eBill and eCheck" at http://oregonstate.edu/fa/businessaffairs/studentfinance/eBill/.

You may pay your tuition and fees in the following ways:

OSU currently accepts eCheck, paper checks, money orders and cash as acceptable payment methods. Students can use MyOSU, http://myosu.oregonstate.edu/, (Paying for College, Financial Services, Pay My Bill), as a convenience option for making credit card payments. Please see the Cashier's Office Payment Information Section for more details regarding all acceptable payment methods.

Accounts are "due upon receipt" of the monthly statement, and any unpaid balance remaining after the 1st of each month is subject to an interest charge of 1 percent per month (12 percent APR).

Registration/Transcript Hold Policy

If you are enrolled for the current term, you will be allowed to register for the following term only if your account balance consists of charges only from recent academic terms—the current term and one term prior—and your overall account balance does not exceed $2,200.00. If you are not currently enrolled, you must have your account balance paid in full in order to register.

Requests for transcripts cannot be processed until your account balance is paid in full.


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Drop/Withdraw Refunds

Students who drop or withdraw from a class, or withdraw from the university may be eligible for a tuition refund. Refunds are based on assessed tuition, course fees, and mandatory fees, and are calculated from the date you officially drop, withdraw, or cancel your registration or reduce your class load, not the last date of class attendance. Please see "Registration Cancellation/Withdrawal from the University."

Refunds are processed as a credit on your account. A check will be issued to you if any credit balance remains after other charges and financial aid repayments have been satisfied. No refunds are authorized for persons paying staff rates. Allow about two weeks for processing a refund. Your refund will be sent to your current mailing address. Be sure to update your current mailing address online in MyOSU, https://myosu.oregonstate.edu/.

The Tuition/Fee Reduction Schedule below follows those policies as established by Oregon State University (there are no refunds given for persons paying staff rates):

Academic Year 2014–2015

Drop Dates

Tuition Credit

Tuition Due

Fall 2014

 

 

October 12 or Before

100%

0%

October 13–October 19

50%

50%

October 20–October 26

25%

75%

After October 26

0%

100%

Winter 2015

 

 

January 18 or Before

100%

0%

January 19–January 25

50%

50%

January 26–February 1

25%

75%

After Feb. 1

0%

100%

Spring 2015

 

 

April 12 or Before

100%

0%

April 13–April 19

50%

50%

April 20–April 26

25%

75%

After April 26

0%

100%


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How to Handle an Error in Billing

If there appears to be an error on your monthly statement, use the following guidelines:

Graduate Assistants: Errors may occur due to incorrect rate codes. Please notify your department.

Residents Billed Nonresident Rates: Pay the amount appropriate for a resident and then go to the Office of Admissions to confirm your residency status. You will be advised as to the next action to take.

Financial Aid Not Applied: If financial aid has not been applied you should verify approval of scholarships and grants at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, A218 Kerr Administration Building.

Support Payments Not Applied: Verify approval for support billing at Business Affairs, B100 Kerr Administration Building.

Housing: Verify the billed amount with the University Housing and Dining Office, 102 Buxton, 541-737-4771.

Any Other Billing Amount Errors: Pay based upon the correct amount, then go to Business Affairs, B100 Kerr Administration Building for assistance.


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Special Fees


Application Fee for Admission (not refundable)—

Undergraduate — $60
Graduate — $60.00
Nondegree-Seeking Student — $25.00 ($30.00 effective Sept. 1, 2014)

Archiving Doctoral Thesis —

All doctoral candidates pay a minimum fee of $25, $80 if paying for copyright (optional), for archiving of the doctoral dissertation. See the Thesis Guide at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/grad_school/thesis.php.

Auditor’s Fee—

Fee to audit a course is the same as regular fees in all classes.

Collection Fee — $10–$60.00

If you are enrolled Fall term 2014 and do not enroll Winter term 2015 and you leave school owing the university money and collection proceedings are initiated, you may be assessed a service charge. For balances of $50–$99.99, the fee is $10; for $100–$499.99, the fee is $20; for $500 or more, the fee is $60.

Course Fees

Certain courses have additional fees. Refer to the Schedule of Classes for individual course fees.

Diploma Mailing Fee— $25.00 ($40.00 out of country)


Duplicate Diploma — $40.00

Assessed to cover the cost of special printing order and handling.

Examination for Credit—

$80.00 per exam

Examination for Waiver—

$80.00 per exam

FAX Service — $20.00 per request to fax documents.


Individual Music Lesson Fee —

Consult the Department of Music.

Late Registration Change — $20.00 per course changed

There is no charge to change registration (add, drop, withdraw from a course, change credits, change grade option, or change to audit) by the stated deadlines. Each registration change after the stated deadlines will be charged a $20.00 late registration fee. This applies to any late add, late add to audit, late drop, late withdrawal from a course, late change in grading basis, or late change in course credit. If you initially register after the end of the second week of the term, you will be charged a $100.00 late registration fee, but the $20.00 fee is not charged when the $100.00 late registration fee is charged. For any registration change thereafter, however, you will be charged the $20.00 fee.

Late Registration Fees — $50.00 and $100.00

A late registration fee of $50.00 will be assessed for all initial registrations during the first two weeks of classes. For registrations approved after the first two weeks of classes (i.e., after the end of the late registration period) a late fee of $100.00 will be assessed.

Library Fines and Fees

  • Overdue fine for circulating books is $0.25 per day.
  • Overdue fine for Reserve Book Room material checkout:
  1. Two-hour material, $1.00 per hour.
  2. Two-day material, $2.00 per day.

Borrowers failing to return material within 42 days of the due date are charged the replacement cost of items, plus the amount of the fine (maximum fine, $10.00 per item). When such items are returned before the replacement has been ordered, the replacement cost will be refunded. When such items are returned after replacement items have been ordered, no refund will be made. A charge at cost, to be determined by the library, may be made for repair or replacement of damaged or mutilated library material.

PELP Fee (Undergraduate Planned Educational Leave Program) — $25.00

Non-refundable application fee allows an undergraduate student to maintain their official standing as a student at OSU and reserves the student’s right to keep their original academic catalog active during their absence.

Readmission Fee: Undergraduate — $25.00

Required after an absence of one year. See "Eligibility to Register" in the How to Register section for details.

Readmission Fee: Graduate — $60.00

Required after an absence of one term. See "Registration Requirements" in the Graduate School section of the catalog.

Reinstatement Fee — $50.00

If a student’s registration is canceled for failure to comply with the regulations of the institution, but is later allowed to continue work in the same term, the student must pay the reinstatement fee.

Returned Check Fee — $25.00

If a check is returned because of any irregularity for which the student is responsible, a fine of $25.00 will be charged.

Replacement ID Card Fee — $25.00

Senior Citizen Fee — for special materials only

Persons 65 or older may attend class on a noncredit, space-available basis.

Service Fee for International Programs —

A $325.00 per term administrative management fee will be charged for international students supported under contractual arrangement with sponsoring agencies or entities requiring special administrative or management services beyond those normally provided. This program and finance fee will be assessed for these international student programs that are administered and managed by the International Student and Faculty Services office.

Special Examination Fee —

See examination for credit/waiver in the list above.

Staff Fee (except staff auditors) — 30 percent of resident undergraduate tuition

Staff members or their dependents may register for courses at 30 percent of the per credit resident undergraduate tuition. Academic, professional, and classified employees whose appointment is equivalent to 0.50 or more may take up to 12 credits a term at this rate. Payment of the staff fee entitles the staff members to instructional and library privileges only. The fee is not refundable. The applicable course fees and resources fees are charged at 100 percent, and family members are subject to other mandatory enrollment fees. Eligibility for the staff rate must be approved by the Department of Human Resources.

If you are intending to enroll for course work at another state university in Oregon, you must submit the staff fee privileges approval form to OSU-HR two days prior to the first day of classes.

If you are transferring the staff fee privilege to your dependent, and they are intending to enroll for course work at another state university in Oregon, you must submit the staff fee privileges approval form to OSU-HR two weeks prior to the first day of classes.

Staff fees are nonrefundable.

Stop Payment Fee — $15.00

Fee assessed when the payee of an OSU check requests a stop payment order.

Student ID Card Services Fee — $20.00

Charged to all new and readmitted students their first term after admission or readmission.

Transcripts — No Fee

There is no fee for official transcripts. You can order transcripts on the Web, in person, or by mail. You can print unofficial transcripts via MyOSU, https://myosu.oregonstate.edu/. All financial obligations to OSU must be cleared before transcript orders are processed.

Transcripts — Rush Order Fee $30.00

Rush order provides expedited service; the transcript is processed within two hours and sent by standard first-class mail. Rush requests for transcripts to be mailed must be received in the Registrar’s Office by noon M–F in order to be mailed the same day. The rush order does not include express delivery.

Verification of Enrollment Fee — $15.00 per verification

See Enrollment Verification via the Web for other options.


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Financial Aid


Scholarships, Student Loans, and Grants

Approved scholarships, student loans, and grant awards will be applied automatically to registered students' accounts. You can monitor your account via Online Services and MyOSU, to see if your financial aid has been disbursed to your account.

If financial aid amounts exceed the amount of qualifying tuition/fees expenses owed, a refund will be generated if the surplus exceeds $1.00. Distribution of the refund can be made by direct deposit or check.

For full details, visit the Business Affairs Office Website. Click on Current Student.

Beginning the third week of the term, students eligible for refunds due to financial aid or scholarship disbursements may request a refund at the Cashier's Office or through email at refund@oregonstate.edu.

Emergency Loans

Emergency loans, not to exceed $350.00 per term, are available to students in good financial standing, attending at least half time, and formally admitted to the university. Loans are to be repaid by the last day of the current term. Loan amounts become part of the revolving account balance, and carry interest at 1 percent per month (12 percent APR). Forms to apply for an emergency loan may be picked up in the lobby of Kerr Administration and turned in at the cashier's window for review by Student Accounts.


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Payment of Student Fees

Payment of Nonresident Instruction Fee (580-10-080)

  1. All students classified as nonresidents shall pay a nonresident fee.
  2. Refunds of the nonresident fee may be granted if the student shows that the classification previously assigned was in error, but no such refund shall be made unless the student applies and submits all supporting information for residency status prior to the last day to register for the term in which the student seeks change of status.

Enrollment of Spouse and Dependent Children (580-010-086)

The spouse and dependent children of regular department staff members with a full-time equivalent of at least .50 may enroll as students at resident fee rates in department institutions.

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