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Residency

Portland State UniversityIn Oregon, as in all other states, tuition at publicly supported four-year universities is lower for resident students than fornonresident students. The rules used in determining residency seek to ensure that only Oregon residents are assessed the resident fee. Those rules — Oregon Administrative Rules, Chapter 580, Division 10 - Board of Higher Education — appear in “Notice to Nonresidents of the State of Oregon.”  

For more information or assistance with residency classification, contact the institutional residency officer at the institution where residency classification is sought. These contacts are listed in the Guide to Oregon Residence Classification.

Tuition Equity

In 2013, Governor John Kitzhaber signed into law the legislative bill on tuition equity, House Bill 2787, directing the Oregon State Board of Higher Education to provide tuition equity for undocumented students who meet specific requirements at Oregon's public universities. For more information, see below: