Graduate Assistants

Graduate assistants (GAs) are fully admitted graduate students appointed to assistantships while working toward an advanced degree. Appointments must be for at least .15 FTE per quarter. GAs are exempt from the payment of the instruction fee on the first 9 credit hours per quarter. (Employing department will provide a tuition credit.) All GAs must register for a minimum of 9 graduate credits. Hours in excess of 9 per quarter are assessed at the normal rate and must be approved by the department head and dean of Graduate Studies. GAs are responsible for paying the Building, Health, Incidental, and Technology fees.

This schedule of tuition and fees is determined by the Portland State Board of Trustees. No reduction in the total charge is made to those students who do not intend to use specific resources or services. Fees are subject to change.

Self-support courses have fees that are assessed in addition to any other tuition paid to the University.

Students may access their individual financial account balances on the Web at