Southern Oregon University
Ashland, 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.
$9,164
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$6,213
$30k - $48k
$7,542
$48k - $75k
$9,280
$75k - $110k
$12,365
$110k+
$13,220
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.
$9,615
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.
$25,545
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.
$14,199
Books and Supplies
$999
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
98%
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.
32%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,220
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.
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,448
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,254
Students receiving state aid
15%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,026
Students receiving federal aid
30%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,448
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.
$274,373
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$944,184

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.
48%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,065
Students receiving federal loans
46%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,325
Average Other Loans Per Year
$13,367
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.
$15,000
Loan Default Rate
9%
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.
$227

What Students Are Saying

3.53 Average Rating
Though the meal plan and housing seems really expensive, I feel like I am getting a quality education.
Brooke from South Lake Tahoe, CA
At first glance, the costs might seem a bit too heavy. But the school is so helpful when it comes to applying for aid and scholarships. Not only do they help you figure out how to get money, they show you how to use it and pay it back.
The Runner From Umatilla
Martolli's pizza is really good pizza downtown. Check out the plaza on weekends and on First Fridays - the monthly art walk on the first friday of each month for eight months of the year starting in early spring. There is a lot of interesting culture in the town. It would make for a good anthropological case study.
Joseph from Ashland, OR
When I transferred to Southern Oregon University it was not the only school I looked at by far. I am paying my own way through college and because of that I had to find the school that would be the most bang for my buck. Honestly, Southern Oregon University is a good price for a great education.
Brittany from Silverdale, WA
For the most part the price is ok, but the price is a bit expensive even through state tuition because the university isn't fully up to date in some things.
Beatriz from Yreka, CA
You get everything and more. In addition to a top notch academic experience, you get an unparalleled campus experience and Ashland is one of the greatest towns in the world to live in! P.S. if you're in to photography, bring a camera. The campus turns into a kaleidoscope during the fall.
Laura from Wilsonville, OR
Southern Oregon University is a fairly small school and because of this, the teacher to student ratio allows for smaller classes and more one on one time. My average class was about 21 students and I never struggled to get help from a professor, if needed. Unlike larger schools with classes of 250-350 students, you are not just a number at SOU. I am using every ounce of my tuition dollars to participate in the numerous events, social and academic, as well as utilizing the many resources on campus.
Gabrielle from Tigard, OR

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