Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

Portland State University 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
Get Your Estimated Cost

Colleges like Portland State University are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.

Use our tool to get a quick guess about your actual costs and links to tools to get an even better estimate directly form the college.

Average Aid

$5,147 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
57% of students receive aid
44% get federal aid ($4,765 avg)
28% get state aid ($1,831 avg)
45% get institn'l aid ($5,147 avg)
53% get loans ($5,721 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 $7,609 64%
Federal Grant Aid $4,765 44%
Pell Grants $4,495 43%
Other Federal Grants $1,872 7%
Institution Grant Aid $5,147 45%
State Grant Aid $1,831 28%
Student Loans $5,721 53%
Federal Loans $5,300 53%
Other Loans $11,994 2%

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
  • 5
  • Merissa from Las Vegas, NV
  • May-31-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    They guarantee that you graduate in four years and if they make a scheduling error that prevents that from happening, any additional tuition is on the house. SO COOL

    Read More
  • 4
  • Jordan from Albany, OR
  • Apr-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Overall the PSU is a pretty decent place. There is lots to do and you will never get bored that's for sure.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More