students at EOU

Based on recommendations from the universities and the Chancellor’s Office, the Board of Higher Education (SBHE) annually sets tuition and fees for the institutions. These are generally set by July of each year for the upcoming academic year beginning in September. Once approved, the rates are posted on the OUS website in the Annual Tuition and Fee Book, and each university also posts cost information on their websites.  The Tuition and Fee Book contains complete information on undergraduate and graduate tuition and enrollment fees at Oregon’s seven public universities.

With the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 270 (2013) and effective July 1, 2014, OSU, PSU, and the UO will set their tuition and fee rates under the governance of their own institutional boards, separately from the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE).  The four technical and regional universities – EOU, OIT, SOU and WOU – will begin setting their own rates and gaining approval from their institutional governing boards, which will formally begin their tenure on July 1, 2015.

Beginning with 2013, Summer Session Fee information was combined with the prior Academic Year Fee Book in a single document.

Annual Tuition and Fee Books

Summer Term Tuition and Fee Book  (Prior to 2013)

Tuition and Fees Overview

NOTE: The tuition and fee information on this page represent the rates as approved by the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) on June 6, 2014. With the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 270 (2013) and effective July 1, 2014, OSU, PSU, and the UO will set their tuition and fee rates under the governance of their own institutional boards, separately from the SBHE. The information on this page will not be updated after July 1, 2014. For current, up-to-date information, please visit each institution’s website.

Below is an overview of undergraduate tuition and fees for a full time undergraduate student. Go to the Annual Tuition and Fee Book  for comprehensive information on undergraduate and graduate tuition and fees for different student levels and universities, or go to the website of the university you are interested in attending.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees, 2014-15 Academic Year

Chart is based on 15 credit hours per term. Certain academic programs are assessed at different rates than noted below. For information on tuition and fees for specific programs, part time students, and other credit hour levels, see the current Annual Tuition and Fee Book.

University                

Resident         

Nonresident     

Eastern Oregon University*

$7,449

$17,518

Oregon Institute of Technology - Klamath Falls $8,460

$23,686

Oregon Institute of Technology - Wilsonville $7,347

$22,573

Oregon State University - Corvallis

$9,122 $26,294
Oregon State University - Cascades $7,800 $25,377
Portland State University $7,794 $23,319

Southern Oregon University

$7,720

$21,296

University of Oregon

$9,918 $30,762

Western Oregon University**

$8,277 $22,257

 *Eastern Oregon University charges resident rates for students from Idaho and Washington.

*Western Oregon University has different rates for the Tuition Promise option.

Tuition Equity

On April 2, 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 at Oregon's public universities. Tuition equity in the OUS system means that undocumented students who earn a high school diploma or GED in Oregon and meet certain other requirements will be allowed to pay resident tuition rates, and will not be required to pay nonresident tuition rates for a set period of time. 

Historical Tuition Information:

For information tuition and fees changes over time for the OUS, go to Budget Operations to see past Annual Fee Books, or see the OUS Fact Book.