Tuition and Fees Calculator

2016-17 academic year tuition rates

Students pay tuition and fees per quarter credit hour according to their program type. See the tuition and fees page for more details.


You may use this three-step tuition calculator to create a rough estimate of the total cost of tuition for the 2016-17 academic year. Please note, tuition is subject to change. Rates include standard fees, but not all fees may be included. This calculator does not include information or guidance about financial aid or Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) eligibility. Estimates are not final or binding, and Oregon State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon the calculator by any person. Subject to change without notice.

Ecampus Program Cost Calculator

1. Select your program type

Undergraduate programs

Graduate programs

* College of Business and College of Engineering students are charged a differential in addition to the regular tuition. The above lists current tuition and fees for business and engineering students who take Ecampus courses (in any subject).

2. Enter number of quarter-term credits

Note: Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long including one week for finals. How does a quarter term compare to a semester term?

Want to pursue an Oregon State Ecampus degree? To determine the total number of quarter-term credits required for your Ecampus program of interest, you'll need to check the graduation requirements of that degree/program and subtract your best estimate of how many transfer credits you have from the program's total number of credits. Most four-year undergraduate programs require a total of 180 quarter-term credits.

Just want to take a few Oregon State Ecampus courses? Most courses are 3 to 4 quarter-term credits each. Therefore, four courses might equal 12 credits. Check the Ecampus schedule of classes to review online courses and their numbers of credits. Course credits are found in parentheses next to course titles.

3. Choose applicable one-time fees

Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD) (a one-time deposit, not a fee)
FYI: If you are admitted to OSU as a degree-seeking student, you must submit an Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD) of $200 to create your student account. This is not a separate fee, but an up-front deposit that is applied to your total cost of tuition.

Application fee (one-time, nonrefundable)
Application fees vary by student type and are valid for one term change within the academic year.

Matriculation fee (degree-seeking students only)
A one-time matriculation fee is assessed to all new and transfer degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students.


Calculator Results

Estimated Ecampus program costs

$   estimated cost of tuition ^

^ This tuition calculator does not include applicable course fees, textbooks and supplies or other expenses (such as proctored exams). While textbook/supply costs vary significantly between different subjects and courses, a reasonable average textbook/supply cost is about $60/credit.

$   estimated cost of tuition + $60/credit textbook/supply expenses ‡

‡ In addition to estimated textbook/supply costs included in the box above, you are likely to have other academic expenses such as proctored exams. For budgeting purposes, you will also want to consider living costs such as housing, food, personal and miscellaneous expenses. Read more about the cost of attendance »

Continue planning for college

We hope this simple calculator has helped give you a sense of the total cost of Oregon State Ecampus courses and programs. As part of financial planning for college, you may want to review Oregon State University information on the cost of attendance. You may also be interested in Oregon State's Net Price Calculator, which is designed to give first time, full-time freshman students (and their parents) a better idea of what their estimated educational cost will be. Keep in mind that applying for financial aid is a separate process.