Tuition and Financial Aid

Learn how you can take advantage of financial aid to assist you on your path to education.

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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 charged in addition to your on-campus tuition and fees, and it is based on the fixed, per-credit rate stated above.

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

Grants and scholarships

A limited need-based Ecampus grant is offered to eligible students who completed the FAFSA application, are admitted and enrolled in a program of study that is delivered online by Ecampus. (A program of study is defined as an undergraduate or graduate degree program or minor, undergraduate or graduate certificate program delivered by Ecampus.)

OSU's financial aid office will award these grants to eligible recipients at the time of packaging based on financial need level. Funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The Ecampus need-based grants may be awarded up to $1,000 per term and cannot be used for expenses other than Ecampus tuition and fees.

Oregon State Ecampus offers a grant to online students experiencing unforeseen financial difficulty that interferes with their academic progress at OSU. Visit Ecampus Financial Hardship Grant to learn more about eligibility and application guidelines.

Information about OSU scholarship opportunities are posted online. Check with your academic advisor for scholarships that might be available through your department. You can search for additional information and opportunities on the Federal Student Aid website.

Federal and state financial aid

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. (Please note: The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics and the Graduate Certificate in Financial Planning are not yet approved for financial aid eligibility by the U.S. Department of Education.)

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

If you wish to seek financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application 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