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Portland State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$22,815 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,020 tuition
$13,215 on campus room & board
$1,263 books and supplies
$1,317 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$39,330 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$23,535 tuition
$13,215 on campus room & board
$1,263 books and supplies
$1,317 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,377 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
57% of students receive aid
42% get federal aid ($4,613 avg)
28% get state aid ($1,954 avg)
53% get institn'l aid ($4,377 avg)
48% get loans ($6,430 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 8.86% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 10.5% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,014 68%
Federal Grant Aid $4,613 42%
Pell Grants $4,478 42%
Other Federal Grants $296 22%
Institution Grant Aid $4,377 53%
State Grant Aid $1,954 28%
Student Loans $6,430 48%
Federal Loans $4,927 51%
Other Loans $13,183 5%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 28
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Financial Aid Contact Info
724 SW Harrison
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 725-3000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $156
Out of State $523


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Lorena
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    If you are from Oregon you will be paying in-state tuition which is around 27,000 dollars each year, but Portland State offers many scholarships for people that can not afford the cost of the school for in-state students and also out-state students. They also offer you ways that you can pay tuition with work study, school loans, opportunities outside of school, and scholarships from other organizations. They understand if you have any financial programs and will look for solutions to your program depending on your circumstances. Talking to the Financial Aid office is easy and quick to do and they will try to keep you update if any new information for the school.

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  • 5
  • R from Beaverton, OR
  • I am a current student here

    I was fortunate enough to receive enough financial aid to the point where I do not need to take out loans for my first year here at PSU. (I am an Oregon resident, btw.) That said, I did have to pay a few hundred dollars out of pocket, but that's a small price to pay considering I won't have a whole lot of debt by the time I graduate, if any at all! I have to say I'm a little annoyed at the fact that I am charged a rec center fee each term, even though I never use the rec center. But oh well, there's no way around that. But I believe the amount I'm paying for my education is just right.

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  • Starlyn from Portland, OR
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I've wasted so much money here and it wasn't even great because orientation didn't have everything set up for me. The orientation left me walking around the campus for several hours trying to take care of things that I couldn't take care of because there services are horrible.

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