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OSU Tuition & Cost

Corvallis, Oregon

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Oregon Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Oregon State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$600
Other Fees$2,123
Room and Board $13,860
Other Expenses Budget$2,754
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Oregon State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$600
Other Fees$2,123
Room and Board $13,860
Other Expenses Budget$2,754

In-state tuition at Oregon State University for undergraduate students residing in Oregon is $10,065. Room and board charges total $13,860 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $600 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $2,123 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $2,754 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Oregon State University full time should expect a total annual cost of $29,402.

Undergraduate tuition at Oregon State University is $29,456 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $13,860 for room and board, $600 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $2,123. Students are advised to budget $2,754 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $48,793. This figure is 66% higher than what Oregon residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Oregon State University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Oregon State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$15,242
$30,001 to $48,000$17,173
$48,001 to $75,000$21,716
$75,001 to $110,000$24,916

The average reported annual net price for Oregon State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $21,444 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

87% of full-time undergrad Oregon State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $7,603 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 42% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,065 and 8% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $16,291.

Finanical Aid Oregon State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $7,603 87%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $5,693 73%
Pell Grants $4,687 22%
Other Federal Grants $1,859 18%
State and Local Grants $3,292 17%
Federal Student Loans $5,065 42%
Other Student Loans $16,291 8%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Oregon State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $62,080. The loan balance of $62,080 is a four year multiple of the $15,520 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $658 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $62,080
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $658.15
Total Interest Paid $16,898.16
Sum of All Loan Payments $78,978.16

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Oregon Residents Non Residents
1 $29,402 $48,793
2 $30,313 $50,305
3 $31,252 $51,863
4 $32,220 $53,470

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Oregon State University to be $117,608 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Oregon State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Oregon Residents $217 $651 $868
Out of State Residents $648 $1,944 $2,592

Estimated cost for a class at Oregon State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Oregon State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Oregon State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan No
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209542 IPEDS survey data for Oregon State University.