Tuition, Fees, and Payment

Tuition, Fees, and Student Accounts

Tuition Charges

Tuition rates vary depending on factors such as academic program, residency, campus, and student or course level. For a full listing of tuition and fees, please visit the OSU Business Affairs website or the OSU Budget Office website.

Mandatory Enrollment Fees

Building, Incidental, Student Health: amounts updated annually

Students pay mandatory enrollment fees each term which include the Building Fee, Incidental Fee, and Student Counseling and Health Services Fees. These fees support services that benefit all students, and are required of all enrolled students.  For more detail, see Student Fee Information.

Advance Tuition Deposit: $200.00

Once you have been admitted to OSU as a degree-seeking student, to confirm intent to enroll, students are requested to submit an advance tuition deposit (ATD) of $200.00.  For more information, see the Admissions website.

Matriculation Fee: $350.00

All new students (undergraduate and graduate) are charged a one-time fee of $350.00 at the start of their first term at OSU to support access to a variety of OSU programs and services, including but are not limited to: new student orientation; pre-enrollment advising; and campus open houses.

Course Fees: varies by course

Certain courses have additional fees which may include lab fees, field trip fees, and material fees. Refer to the Schedule of Classes for individual course related fees.

Student ID Card Fee: $25.00

Charged to all new and readmitted students their first term after admission or readmission. Ecampus students are not charged this fee unless they request an ID card (email request to ID.Center@oregonstate.edu) or attend an on-campus class.

Other Fees

Every student at OSU has a student account. Charges that students incur beyond tuition and fees are posted to the student account and are part of the student's financial responsibility.  This includes, but not limited to: housing, dining, library, parking, recreation center, fines and the like.  For more information, visit OSU External Fees.

Special Tuition Rate Categories

Graduate Assistants

OSU has a tuition remission policy for students who meet specific criteria and are eligible to hold a graduate assistant appointment. For more information, see the Graduate School website.

Non-degree Students

Non-degree students (those that are not enrolled as a degree seeking student) pay undergraduate or graduate tuition based on the level of the course. If enrolled in 8 or fewer credits, the resident tuition rates apply.  If taking 9 or more credits, resident or nonresident tuition rates apply, based on the student's residency status. 

Non-degree students are charged the mandatory Building and Incidental Fees. To be eligible to use Student Health Services, Non-degree students must pay the Student Health fees.

Senior citizens Auditing a Course

Senior citizens in Oregon may audit courses without paying tuition or fees. The person must receive permission from the instructor before enrolling in the course, and fill out the university's non-degree admissions application, as well as pay a non-refundable non-degree enrollment application fee.  Qualifying students must be 65 years of age or older and register for 8 or fewer credits each term. Enrollment is dependent upon space availability. 

All other students (under 65 years of age) auditing courses are charged tuition and fees at the same rate as courses taken for credit.

Employees and dependents

OSU offers an employee benefit to eligible employees appointed to at least .50 FTE (not including temporary or student employees) to register for courses and receive reduced tuition rates for a maximum of 12 credit hours. Eligible employees may transfer this benefit to a qualified family member each term. For more information see the Human Resources website.

Student Financial Obligation

Upon registering for or receiving services from the University, the student agrees to accept full responsibility to pay tuition, fees and other associated costs assessed as a result of the student’s registration or receipt of services. The student understands and agrees that registration constitutes an obligation to pay for all assessed tuition, fees and other associated costs by the published or assigned due date. Even if the student is younger than the applicable age of majority, the student agrees the educational services provided by the University are a necessity, and the student is contractually obligated pursuant to the “doctrine of necessaries.”

Any student incurring tuition, fees and any other charges at the University understands and agrees to be fully responsible for the resulting amounts that become due and owing to the University.  All charges incurred by the student resulting from attendance at the University (or use of any University services) including tuition, course fees, library charges, room and board fees, health services, and other University charges are added to, and available on, the student’s account.   

Financial Aid, awards, scholarships, grants, and sponsorships are all posted to the student account as credits and subsequently applied as payment for charges (in accordance with federal Title IV financial aid regulations as applicable).  The student account will remain active as long the Student attends the University, receives University services, or has an account balance.

Billing

The University uses electronic billing as its official billing method. Any charge added to the student account balance is due and payable immediately and, therefore, the student is responsible for viewing and paying the student account at the time the charge posts to the student’s account. Students are sent an email to their ONID email account on the 5th day of each month as a reminder to view their account activity online at MyBill. On the 2nd day of every month, any unpaid balance on the student’s account from the previous month incurs simple interest at the rate of 12% percent per year. There is no penalty for early repayment of all or any part of the account, and the student maintains the right to pay the outstanding debt in full at any time. Failure to review the student account does not constitute a valid reason for failing to pay the bill on time. For more information about student billing, see the Business Affairs website.

Payment

OSU accepts electronic check (bank debits), paper checks, credit cards, money orders, and cash as payment methods for student accounts. Online payment options can be accessed through MyBill or MyOSU (navigate to Paying for College, Financial Services, Pay My Bill).  Please note any service or convenience fees associated with the selected payment option. For more information, see the OSU Cashiers website.

Delinquent Accounts

Financial Holds: Failure to pay the student account balance or any monies due and owed to the University will result in a financial hold on the student’s account.  A financial hold will prevent the student from registering for future terms, requesting transcripts, and will restrict the student from other campus services as determined by the University.

  • Registration Hold, continuing students: Enforced if the student account balance is more than $2,200 or if there are unpaid charges, of any amount, owed from any term other than the two most recent terms. If either of these conditions exist, a Registration Hold will be placed on the student account.  Please note: Cascades campus students must pay their account in full in order to register.
  • Registration Hold, returning students: Enforced unless the student account is paid in full. This applies to students who are no longer registered or have not attended for a term or more (other than Summer).
  • Transcript Hold: Enforced if any prior term charges remain unpaid. All prior term charges must be paid in full in order to access an official transcript.  Please note: Cascades campus students must pay their entire student account in full, including current term charges, in order to access an official transcript.

Interest: On the 2nd day of every month, any unpaid balance on the student’s account from the previous bill will be assessed a 1% interest charge (simple interest at the rate of 12% percent per year). There is no penalty for early repayment of all or any part of the account, and the student maintains the right to pay the outstanding debt in full at any time.

Debt Resolution: If a student fails to pay the balance owed on their student account after the fourth week of the next term, then the student is in default of their financial obligation. The University will provide the student with notice of default, and may use all remedies in law and in equity to enforce and collect the amount owed on the student’s account. Additional fees or penalties will apply. Failure to pay the student account, or any monies due and owed to the University or failure to make acceptable payment arrangements, may result in the University referring the student’s delinquent account to a collection agency.  

Drop/Withdraw Refunds

Students who drop or withdraw from a class during the first 30% of the term (or part of term) may be eligible for a partial tuition refund. If the financial aid that was disbursed to the student is revoked due to dropping or withdrawing from classes, the student must repay the revoked financial aid. Refunds are calculated from the date of official drop, withdraw, or cancellation, not the last date of class attendance. For refund deadlines, see below or the Business Affairs website. For complete withdraw from the term, follow instructions found at Withdraw from the Term.

Academic Year 2019-2020

Drop Dates for Tuition Refunds Tuition Credit Tuition Due
Fall 2019
October 6, 11:55 pm or before end of first full week. 100% 0%
October 7 - October 20, 11:55 pm. Second & third full week. 50% 50%
After October 20, 11:55 pm. 0% 100%
Winter 2020
January 12, 11:55 pm or before end of first full week. 100% 0%
January 13 - January 26, 11:55 pm. Second & third full week. 50% 50%
After January 26, 11:55 pm. 0% 100%
Spring 2020
April 5, 11:55 pm or before end of first full week. 100% 0%
April 6 - April 19, 11:55 pm. Second & third full week. 50% 50%
After April 19, 11:55 pm. 0% 100%

Special Fees

Admission Office (not refundable)

  • Application Fee, Undergraduate: $65.00
  • Application Fee, Graduate, US Citizen/Permanent Resident: $75.00
  • Application Fee, Graduate, International: $85.00
  • Application Fee, Non-degree, Undergraduate: $30.00
  • Application Fee, Non-degree, Graduate: $35.00
  • Re-Admission Fee, Undergraduate: $25.00. Required after an absence of one year.
  • Re-Admission Fee, Graduate: Domestic Students $75.00; International Students $85.00. Required after an absence of one term.
  • Reinstatement Fee: $50.00. Required after student is suspended and wishes to be reinstated.

Office of the Registrar

  • Diploma Mailing Fee: $25.00, or $40.00 for out of U.S.
  • Duplicate Diploma: $40.00
  • Examination for Credit or Waiver $80.00 per exam
  • FAX Service: $20.00 per request to fax documents
  • Late Course Change: $20.00 per course changed.  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 done after the stated deadlines, see Office of the Registrar website.
  • Late Registration Fees, during first two weeks of classes: $50.00

  • Late Registration Fees, after the second week of classes and by approval only: $100.00

  • PELP Fee (Undergraduate Planned Educational Leave Program): $25.00. The 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.

  • Transcripts: $10.00 or no fee depending on delivery method, see Office of the Registrar website. Please note that all obligations to OSU must be cleared before transcript orders can be processed.

  • Verification of Enrollment Fee: $15.00 per verification. See Office of the Registrar website.

Business Affairs

  • Collection Account Processing Fee: $5.00 to $60.00
  • Returned Check Fee: $25.00
  • Stop Payment Fee: $20.00
  • Sponsored Student Administrative Fee: $275.00 per term. An administrative management fee is charged for international students supported under contractual arrangement with sponsoring agencies or entities requiring special administrative or management services beyond those normally provided.

Billing Questions

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

Financial Aid questions: Contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships - A218 Kerr Administration Building, 541-737-2241, financial.aid@oregonstate.edu

Graduate Assistants: Please contact your department. For information regarding GRA/GTA, see the Graduate School website.

Housing questions: Contact University Housing and Dining Office - Oxford House, 957 SW Jefferson Ave, 541-737-4771, or please see UHDS website.

Residency questions: Please see Admissions website.

Sponsor Payment questions: Contact Business Affairs - B100 Kerr Administration Building, 541-737-3775, ThirdPartyBilling@oregonstate.edu

Other Billing questions: Contact Business Affairs - B100 Kerr Administration Building, 541-737-3775, Accounts.Receivable@oregonstate.edu