Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

University of Oregon tuition is $9,855 per year for in-state residents. This is 36% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,203. The cost is 60% cheaper than the average Oregon tuition of $24,520 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 8th in Oregon amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 21st most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $32,535 which represents a 230% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $2,076 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $11,931.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $11,450 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Eugene should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,125.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,356 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $2,356 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Oregon residents to go to UO is $26,862 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Oregon residence can expect a one year cost of $49,542.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for University of Oregon and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of Oregon
Estimated Budgets
Oregon Resident Total Budget $26,862
   In-State Tuition$9,855
   Other Fees$2,076
   Room and Board$11,450
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,356
   Books and Supplies$1,125
Non-Resident Total Budget $49,542
   Out-of-State Tuition$32,535
   Other Fees$2,076
   Room and Board$11,450
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,356
   Books and Supplies$1,125


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $26,862 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported UO net price for in-state students is $14,179* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

61% of University of Oregon students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $7,509. 24 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 $4,275. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Oregon, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Oregon
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$14,179*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid61%
Average Total Grant Aid$7,509
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants24%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,275

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

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$12,083
$30,001 to $48,000$12,587
$48,001 to $75,000$14,930
$75,001 to $110,000$19,157

Average Financial Aid Mix - $26,862 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $26,862. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 31% - $7,509

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of Oregon or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 24% - $5,903

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 45% -  $11,094

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.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. University of Oregon
Oregon State University6.2% less expensive
Western Washington University30.2% less expensive
Washington State University3.3% less expensive
San Jose State University41.7% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

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 University of Oregon.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at UO is $107,448 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 $14,699 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $58,796**

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 $134,310 or $73,495 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.

Other Costs

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

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 University of Oregon are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at University of Oregon
Price per credit hour for Oregon residents$219
Cost for one class for Oregon residents (3 credit hours)$657
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$723
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$2,169
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$2,892


Student Loans and Debt

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. 39% of University of Oregon students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,903. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $24,450.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Oregon? 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 $58,796, 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 $72,952.35. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Oregon. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 61% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $14,699. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Oregon 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.

University of Oregon Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$607.94
Amount Borrowed$58,796.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$14,156.35
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$72,952.35

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend UO? 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 University of Oregon, 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 $72,952.35 would be needed to afford a $607.94 monthly payment in the example $58,796.00 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.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Oregon in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $8,010 to $9,855. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 4.6%. 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 $107,448.00. 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 University of Oregon.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$36,942$147,766
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$47,148$188,591
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $60,174$240,695
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $69,659$278,635

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Oregon 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
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 104 33% costlier
Education, General Bachelor's Degree 82 16% costlier
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 61 4% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 42 19% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 37 15% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 25 11% costlier
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 24 0% cheaper
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General Bachelor's Degree 24 37% costlier
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 22 20% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 20 23% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 18 21% costlier
International/Global Studies Bachelor's Degree 17 13% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 17 20% costlier
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Bachelor's Degree 15 19% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 14 21% costlier
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 14 7% costlier
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 13 20% costlier
Landscape Architecture Bachelor's Degree 12 21% costlier
Dance, General Bachelor's Degree 12 9% costlier
Geography Bachelor's Degree 11 34% costlier
Music Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 11 31% costlier
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 9 6% costlier
Japanese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 9 6% cheaper
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 8 10% costlier
Chinese Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 8 8% cheaper
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 8 10% costlier
Interior Architecture Bachelor's Degree 8 26% costlier
Film/Cinema/Video Studies Bachelor's Degree 7 2% cheaper
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 7 4% costlier
Journalism Bachelor's Degree 7 28% costlier
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 7 26% costlier
Journalism, Other Bachelor's Degree 7 38% costlier
Advertising Bachelor's Degree 6 27% costlier
Ethnic Studies Bachelor's Degree 5 2% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 5 23% costlier
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 1% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Bachelor's Degree 4 31% costlier
Latin American Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 7% cheaper
Printmaking Bachelor's Degree 4 3% costlier
Metal and Jewelry Arts Bachelor's Degree 4 10% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 4 23% costlier
Russian Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 12% cheaper
Physiology, General Bachelor's Degree 3 18% costlier
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 5% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 3 34% costlier
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 3 26% costlier
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 3 29% costlier
Jewish/Judaic Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 0% cheaper
Biological and Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 3 23% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 2 17% costlier
Religion/Religious Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 4% costlier
Italian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 5% cheaper
Art History, Criticism and Conservation Bachelor's Degree 2 1% costlier
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 2 7% cheaper
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 2 19% costlier
Music Theory and Composition Bachelor's Degree 2 6% costlier
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 16% costlier
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 2 13% costlier
Mass Communication/Media Studies Bachelor's Degree 2 30% costlier
Music Performance, General Bachelor's Degree 2 24% costlier
Intermedia/Multimedia Bachelor's Degree 2 7% costlier
Comparative Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 11% cheaper
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 1 45% costlier
Mathematics and Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 1 3% costlier
Painting Bachelor's Degree 1 11% costlier
Human Services, General Bachelor's Degree 1 42% costlier
Design and Applied Arts, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 16% costlier
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 1 16% costlier
Asian Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 1 5% cheaper
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 16% cheaper
Sculpture Bachelor's Degree 1 5% costlier
Ancient Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 1 13% cheaper
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts Bachelor's Degree 1 8% cheaper
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 1 14% cheaper


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About University of Oregon

University of Oregon is a four year public college located in Eugene, Oregon.  Full time enrollment is 21,389 and part time is 2,157. Learn more about getting accepted at University of Oregon at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

University of Oregon
110 Johnson Hall
Eugene, Oregon

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Oregon 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.

University of Oregon cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209551 IPEDS survey data.