Student status

Entering and continuing students at Portland State University should plan their study programs and work loads with a knowledge of the fee and tuition schedules of the institution. The Portland State Board of Trustees reserves the right to change the schedule of tuition and fees without notice. Additionally, certain charges set by the University are also subject to change. However, no change made after a term begins will become effective within that term.

Most laboratory and class materials are included in the tuition and fees payment, but certain classes do require special deposit charges, surcharges, or costs to cover materials. These charges are listed on the web at

regular student is defined as a resident or nonresident undergraduate, postbaccalaureate, or graduate student enrolled for 9 credits or more. A regular student is entitled to use the resources of the University, including the Library, the Health Service, and use of the student recreation center. A regular student is also entitled to admission to PSU home athletic events (with the exception of playoff games and social events) and coverage by a basic health insurance plan. No reduction in the total charge is made to those students who do not intend to use specific resources or services. All regular students are required to be currently admitted to the University and will be assessed tuition and fees based on student level.

All non-admitted part-time students, taking 1 to 8 credits pay tuition and fees according to the level of the course(s) in which they enroll. Courses numbered 499 or below are assessed at the undergraduate rate; courses numbered 500 and above are assessed at the graduate rate. Part-time students enrolled in 4 or less hours are not entitled to health services or insurance; however, students taking 5-8 hours will be billed health services as part of their tuition and fees. Residency and admission requirements are waived for students in this category.

All students registered for coursework on or after the first day of the term have a financial obligation in the form of an accounts receivable. The financial obligation is the maximum load enrolled after the start of the term.

All tuition and fees may be paid at the Cashier Windows located in Neuberger Hall lobby, or in accordance with the instructions received with the monthly billing statement. Specific deadlines are available at Tuition and fees must be paid in full each term. At the start of each term, students can choose to pay the balance in full or opt-in to the PSU Payment Plan by the due date. After the due date students with a balance will be automatically enrolled in the Payment Plan and incur a fee. Additional information is available at