Tuition and Financial Aid

Review important, need-to-know dates to get the most out of your financial aid, and learn how you can take advantage of a benefits package to assist you on your path to graduation.

Financial aid deadlines

Federal and state financial aid

Tips on how to apply for financial aid for 2020-21

Applying for financial aid is an important step, and this advice from OSU's Office of Financial Aid will help you navigate the process. Read more »

Degree-seeking distance students admitted to Oregon State may be eligible for federal and state financial aid through OSU if enrolled for 6 or more credits per term as an undergraduate. Graduate degree and certificate students need 5 or more credits per term to qualify.

NOTE: The U.S. Department of Education has approved the following undergraduate and graduate certificates for federal financial aid eligibility as part of full degree programs, but not as independent certificate programs: business analytics; business fundamentals; cybersecurity; dual language education; English for speakers of other language (ESOL); financial planning; food in culture and social justice; geographic information science; medical humanities; organic agriculture; organic farming systems; rural policy; women, gender, and sexuality studies and supply chain and logistics management.

Learn more about types of aid and check your eligibility for federal and state financial aid on the Federal Student Aid website.

In order to be eligible for federal, state and some other forms of financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Oregon State University as your school choice. You may complete the FAFSA online. Please direct your questions to OSU's Office of Financial Aid at 541-737-2241.

Financial aid FAQ for Ecampus students

Military benefits

Oregon State honors many of the VA education benefits available to active duty military service members, veterans, spouses and dependents. To maximize your benefits, we recommend that you contact OSU's veteran certifying officials at veterans@oregonstate.edu.

Scholarships and grants

ScholarDollars

OSU students may use the centralized scholarship portal, ScholarDollars, to search more than 1,500 campus-based scholarship opportunities. Remember, you can:

  • Submit one application to be considered automatically
  • Complete applications between Nov. 1 – Feb. 1 to maximize scholarship opportunities
  • Update your application any time
  • Search a database of external scholarships, too

Check with your academic advisor for scholarships that might be available through your college. You can search for additional information and opportunities on the Federal Student Aid website.

Need-based grant

A limited, need-based Ecampus grant is awarded by OSU’s Office of Financial Aid to eligible students who completed the FAFSA application. The Office of Financial Aid administers this award.

Financial Hardship Grant

Oregon State Ecampus offers a grant to online undergraduate degree-seeking students who are experiencing unforeseen financial difficulty that interferes with their academic progress at OSU. This grant is only applicable to students seeking their first undergraduate degree. Visit the Ecampus Financial Hardship Grant page to learn more about eligibility and application guidelines.

5 tips on how to pay for college

Learn how and when to apply for financial aid and scholarships as an Oregon State Ecampus student. Our enrollment services team breaks down five things you need to keep in mind. Read more »

Tuition and fees

Oregon State Ecampus tuition and fees are charged per credit hour. Ecampus students are never charged at nonresident rates, meaning your tuition is the same if you live in the state of Oregon or anywhere else in the world.

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On-campus students: Ecampus tuition and fees are assessed separately from your on-campus tuition and fees, and it is based on the fixed, per-credit rate stated above.

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