Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$20,493
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$14,765
$30k - $48k
$17,094
$48k - $75k
$20,624
$75k - $110k
$23,134
$110k+
$23,995
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,166
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$30,141
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,904
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
No
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Financial Aid Email: financial.aid@oregonstate.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
66%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,263
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,085
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$6,360
Students receiving state aid
17%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,468
Students receiving federal aid
27%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,085
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$75,343,035
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$17,127,025

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
54%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,393
Students receiving federal loans
53%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,061
Average Other Loans Per Year
$16,072
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$17,115
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$249

What Students Are Saying

3.79 Average Rating
Out of state is fairly high but there are many programs to include and provide international/national study abroad opportunities to fit your financial needs.
Jasmine from Beaverton, OR
I am an out of state student so my tuition tends to be pretty high, at least 10,000 more than an in state student. For me becoming a resident and applying for scholarships will allow me to stay in my dream school. Whatever it takes, don't let the numbers scare you, because there are ways.
Nicthe from Chandler, AZ
The in state tuition at OSU is very reasonable and for out of state, the best deals on classes are taking classes during the summer when you can get in-state tuiton rates.
Alexandria from Corvallis, OR
College is what you make of it.
Aivy from Portland, OR
cost although higher for out of state is still relatively resonable.
James from Cedar Knolls, NJ
Non-resident tuition is a lot higher than resident tuition, but OSU offers a lot of scholarship opportunities depending on your academic and extracurricular interests, as well as your financial need. Considering that you're learning from nationally-recognized professors who are experts in their fields, and that virtually everything you'd need is either on campus or a short trip away, the price is not bad at all.
Michelle from Auburn, WA
In state tuition is a great deal, and out-of-state isn't too bad. The campus and the people make it worth it, and you feel lie you are walking through an Ivy League Campus, without paying as much! The professors love to interact with the students, so you don't get a bunch of research profs. holed up in their office all day, not teaching!
Jenna from Stockton, CA
If you're from Oregon, the tuition is very reasonable. The cost to live in one of the dorms is less well-priced, but your money is definitely put to good use. For instance, there was a dorm-wide LAN party (complete with free pizza, soda and energy drinks), plus the dorm provides all sorts of activities in the lounge, such as pool and ping-pong tables, an arcade game and a big screen TV.
Caitlyn from Portland, OR
out of state is $31k a year... in state is respectable though.
Sam from Monroe, WA