To assist students and families in financial planning and in determining eligibility for assistance, the following expenses are taken into consideration: tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation and personal/miscellaneous expenses. Specific allowable student expense budgets are shown at www.pdx.edu/finaid/apply under cost of attendance. Note: All tuition and fee costs are subject to change by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. 

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships provides qualified students with financial aid in the form of education grants and scholarships, student employment and student loans. Underlying the awarding of financial aid at PSU is the nationally accepted philosophy that parents are the primary source responsible for helping dependent students to meet their educational costs. The amount of the contribution expected from parents is related directly to a family’s financial strength as reflected by adjusted gross income, number of dependents, allowable expenses, and assets. Both dependent and independent students also have a responsibility to make a reasonable contribution toward their costs from earnings and savings. Financial aid resources serve to supplement these primary resources and are intended for educational related expenses only. Aid eligibility is calculated using a federally established formula determined by the U.S. Department of Education.

Students should apply annually using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be filed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov FAFSA on the Web Worksheets are available at high schools or at college financial aid offices.

PSU’s federal school code to be used on the FAFSA is 003216.