Oregon State University tuition is $9,075 per year for in-district residents. This is 28% more expensive than the national average public four year in-district tuition of $7,094. The cost is 62% cheaper than the average Oregon in-district tuition of $24,135 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 7th in Oregon amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 21st most expensive 4 year college in the state.
The school charges an additional fees of $1,722 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $10,967.
On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $11,445 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Corvallis should budget at least this amount.
The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.
If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,604 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,604 in other miscellaneous living expenses.
The total tuition and living expense budget for in-district residents to go to OSU is $26,046 for the 2017/2018 academic year. The total cost for in-state, but not in district residents is $26,216. Out-of-state students who don't possess Oregon residence can expect a one year cost of $44,706.
Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for Oregon State University and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.
|In-District Resident Total Budget||$26,046|
|On-Campus Other Budget||$2,604|
|Books and Supplies||$1,200|
|Room and Board||$11,445|
|Oregon Out of District Total Budget||$26,216|
|Room and Board||$11,445|
|On-Campus Other Budget||$2,604|
|Books and Supplies||$1,200|
Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $26,216 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.
The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported OSU net price for in-state students is $16,462* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.
62% of Oregon State University students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $6,507. 29 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,105. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend Oregon State University, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
|Financial Aid Summary|
|Average Annual Net Price||$16,462*|
|Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid||62%|
|Average Total Grant Aid||$6,507|
|Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants||29%|
|Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid||$4,105|
The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.
|Family Income||Avg. Net Price|
|$0 to $30,000||$14,804|
|$30,001 to $48,000||$15,186|
|$48,001 to $75,000||$16,945|
|$75,001 to $110,000||$21,458|
CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $26,216. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.
Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, Oregon State University or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.
Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.
Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.
*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.
Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.
|School||Cost vs. Oregon State University|
|University of Oregon||6.6% more expensive|
|Western Washington University||25.6% less expensive|
|Washington State University||3.1% more expensive|
When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at Oregon State University.
At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at OSU is $104,864 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.
A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $15,520 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $62,080**
If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $131,080 or $77,600 using an average net price.
**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.
Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at Oregon State University are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.
|Price per credit hour for Oregon residents||$195|
|Cost for one class for Oregon residents (3 credit hours)||$585|
|Price per credit hour for out of state residents||$594|
|Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)||$1,782|
|Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)||$2,376|
The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 54% of Oregon State University students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,472. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $22,831.
How much are student loan payments for Oregon State University? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.
The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $62,080, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $77,027.04. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at Oregon State University. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 62% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $15,520. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our Oregon State University student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.
Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.
|Monthly Loan Payment||$641.89|
|Number of Monthly Payments||120|
|Total Interest Cost||$14,947.04|
|Sum of All Payments over 10 years||$77,027.04|
Can I afford to attend OSU? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending Oregon State University, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.
Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $77,027.04 would be needed to afford a $641.89 monthly payment in the example $62,080.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.
What will it cost to send your child to Oregon State University in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $6,660 to $9,245. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 7.8%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $104,864.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for Oregon State University.
|Annual||4 Year Degree|
|Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024||$36,053||$144,212|
|Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029||$46,014||$184,056|
|Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034||$58,727||$234,907|
|Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037||$67,984||$271,934|
We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at Oregon State University to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.
|Area of Study||Graduates||vs National Avg|
|Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree||220||21% costlier|
|Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General Bachelor's Degree||149||24% costlier|
|Natural Sciences Bachelor's Degree||145||10% costlier|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree||107||11% costlier|
|Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree||107||11% costlier|
|Construction Engineering Bachelor's Degree||105||17% costlier|
|Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree||94||5% costlier|
|Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree||90||5% costlier|
|Natural Resources Management and Policy Bachelor's Degree||85||16% costlier|
|Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree||75||21% costlier|
|Education, General Bachelor's Degree||67||4% costlier|
|Animal Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree||67||22% costlier|
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree||66||6% costlier|
|History, General Bachelor's Degree||56||9% costlier|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree||53||23% costlier|
|Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree||49||2% cheaper|
|Visual and Performing Arts, General Bachelor's Degree||49||10% costlier|
|Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management Bachelor's Degree||48||25% costlier|
|Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General Bachelor's Degree||42||21% costlier|
|Public Health, General Bachelor's Degree||37||9% costlier|
|Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree||32||11% costlier|
|Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree||30||7% costlier|
|Zoology/Animal Biology Bachelor's Degree||30||13% costlier|
|Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Bachelor's Degree||28||29% costlier|
|Agricultural Business and Management, General Bachelor's Degree||28||31% costlier|
|Microbiology, General Bachelor's Degree||26||13% costlier|
|Forest Management/Forest Resources Management Bachelor's Degree||25||10% costlier|
|Food Science Bachelor's Degree||25||14% costlier|
|Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree||25||36% costlier|
|Forest Engineering Bachelor's Degree||23||1% cheaper|
|Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree||21||13% cheaper|
|Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree||20||9% costlier|
|Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Bachelor's Degree||19||11% cheaper|
|Nuclear Engineering Bachelor's Degree||18||4% costlier|
|Music, General Bachelor's Degree||17||8% costlier|
|Anthropology Bachelor's Degree||16||1% cheaper|
|Botany/Plant Biology, Other Bachelor's Degree||15||11% costlier|
|Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree||13||8% costlier|
|International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree||12||2% costlier|
|Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree||11||29% costlier|
|Range Science and Management Bachelor's Degree||10||36% costlier|
|Finance, General Bachelor's Degree||9||20% costlier|
|Health Physics Bachelor's Degree||9||35% costlier|
|Agronomy and Crop Science Bachelor's Degree||9||24% costlier|
|Geography Bachelor's Degree||9||21% costlier|
|Physics, General Bachelor's Degree||8||2% costlier|
|Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other Bachelor's Degree||8||4% cheaper|
|Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Bachelor's Degree||8||6% cheaper|
|Agricultural Economics Bachelor's Degree||7||18% costlier|
|Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree||7||14% costlier|
|Biotechnology Bachelor's Degree||6||19% costlier|
|French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||6||3% cheaper|
|Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology Bachelor's Degree||6||10% costlier|
|Housing and Human Environments, General Bachelor's Degree||4||28% costlier|
|Civil Engineering, Other Bachelor's Degree||4||6% cheaper|
|Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree||4||9% cheaper|
|Agricultural Engineering Bachelor's Degree||3||8% costlier|
|Mathematics and Statistics, Other Bachelor's Degree||3||2% cheaper|
|Interior Design Bachelor's Degree||3||16% costlier|
|Operations Management and Supervision Bachelor's Degree||3||37% costlier|
|Apparel and Textiles, General Bachelor's Degree||3||21% costlier|
|Management Information Systems, General Bachelor's Degree||3||22% costlier|
|Engineering Physics/Applied Physics Bachelor's Degree||2||9% cheaper|
|Sociology Bachelor's Degree||2||9% costlier|
|Economics, General Bachelor's Degree||2||0% cheaper|
|Accounting Bachelor's Degree||2||20% costlier|
|Agriculture, General Bachelor's Degree||1||36% costlier|
|Manufacturing Engineering Bachelor's Degree||1||17% costlier|
|English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree||1||11% costlier|
|Public Health Education and Promotion Bachelor's Degree||1||24% costlier|
|Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management Bachelor's Degree||1||8% costlier|
|Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree||1||6% cheaper|
|Horticultural Science Bachelor's Degree||1||22% costlier|
|Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree||1||13% costlier|
|Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree||1||19% costlier|
|Philosophy Bachelor's Degree||1||1% cheaper|
|Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree||1||4% costlier|
|Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree||1||7% costlier|
|German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||1||5% cheaper|
|Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree||1||11% costlier|
|Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree||1||4% costlier|
|Theoretical and Mathematical Physics Bachelor's Degree||1||17% cheaper|
|Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree||1||7% costlier|
|Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree||1||5% costlier|
Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for Oregon State University or model a student loan.
Oregon State University is a four year public college located in Corvallis, Oregon. Full time enrollment is 22,443 and part time is 7,911.
Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.Address
Oregon State University is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.
Oregon State University cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209542 IPEDS survey data.