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Parents and Family

You are a critical partner in your student's education. You are also part of the PSU community. Our Parents & Family page connects you to the departments, faculty and staff that play an active role in the lives of our students. Please contact us if we can help in any way.

Family Contact Form

If you would like to receive a copy of our Financial Aid brochure, subscribe to our family e-newsletter, and receive helpful information from Portland State addressed to you, please complete the Family Contact Form

Value of Education

At PSU, you'll find the advantages of a campus located in the middle of a great city, and an envirnoment that emphasizes education and research in an urban setting. And you'll find that a PSU education is an investment well worth making.

Become a Student

Learn about the entire admission process, from visiting campus to registering for the very first class at PSU.

Tuition Estimator

Use this tool to estimate minimum tuition and fees per term.

Important Deadlines

Review key admission dates and financial aid and scholarship deadlines.

Pagar por PSU

Obtener dinero para la educación superior toma un poco de esfuerzo, pero con la asistencia de la Oficina de Ayuda Económica Estudiantil y Becas de Portland State University, tú puedes lograr tus metas. Pregúntanos cómo hacerlo.

Parent & Family Resources

Read the Family Newsletter, review frequently asked questions, locate PSU resources, and identfy monthly support topics for families of new and current PSU students.

University Housing

PSU offers a variety of housing options. Explore our eleven residence halls and learn which floor plan, prices and options best fit your student.


The Campus Public Safety office provides physical security services to Portland State University and works closely with the University to provide a safe and healthy community for learning.

Visit PSU

At PSU, we believe that choosing your educational home is one of the bigger decisions you will make. We also believe that visiting campus allows you to see if PSU is a good fit. Allow us to show you the reasons why more students choose PSU than any other university in Oregon.

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