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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$19,603 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,390 tuition
$9,950 on campus room & board
$2,000 books
$1,263 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$34,813 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$21,600 tuition
$9,950 on campus room & board
$2,000 books
$1,263 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,979 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
57% of students receive aid
39% get federal aid ($5,142 avg)
8% get state aid ($1,543 avg)
32% get institn'l aid ($4,979 avg)
51% get loans ($6,187 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.98% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.87% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,378 50%
Federal Grant Aid $5,142 39%
Pell Grants $4,573 39%
Other Federal Grants $1,018 22%
Institution Grant Aid $4,979 32%
State Grant Aid $1,543 8%
Student Loans $6,187 51%
Federal Loans $5,564 51%
Other Loans $12,276 3%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 28
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
724 SW Harrison
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 725-3511
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $142
Out of State $480


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Hannah from Tillamook, OR
  • Mar-15-2014 I am a current student here

    It is the atmosphere I expected, being a more serious college student who could care less about the generic college experience. I'm also very fond of the city.

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  • 5
  • Evelyn
  • Jan-30-2014 I am a current student here

    This by far is the best and friendliest university out there. People really care about each other and take the time to stop and say hi or help some out

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