Rates & Payment
Housing at PSU provides options as diverse as our student body. Review the Rate Charts below to learn more about the specific costs of living on campus.
Cost Analysis of Living on Campus vs. Living Off-Campus (per month) for a First Year Student:
|Rent - Single Occupancy (Average)
Double Occupancy (Average)
|Utilities (electric, water, gas, internet, cable, local phone)||Included||$315|
|Food||All-you-can-eat 15 meals a week
|Meal prep on your own: $300|
|Transportation||On campus||Student Tri-Met Pass: $65*
Student Parking: $114*
|Travel Time to class||5-7 minutes||30 minutes or longer (depending on traffic)|
|Attending organized events, access to 24-7 academic resources, living in a student-focused community||Priceless||Not available|
|TOTAL||$974-1289*||$1487-$1536 + furniture*|
*Information was provided from Fall 2011 PSU Housing Market Survey and Transportation Estimates
The cost of University Housing can vary depending on where you live, your class standing, and the type of room and building you choose to live in. PSU offers a wide variety of residence hall style and apartment style options. Housing charges include the cost of the student’s unit as well as all utilities, local phone service, high speed internet and in some cases, cable TV. Furnished and unfurnished rooms are available. FYE rooms are furnished, and a meal plan is built into the rate for housing. See the Rate Charts below for specifics.
- 2012-2013 Rate Chart
- 2012-2013 Family Billing
- 2013-2014 Proposed Non-FYE Rate Chart
- 2013-2014 Proposed First Year Experience Rate Chart
- 2013-2014 Family Billing
Costs for 2013-2014
Rates for the 2013-2014 Academic Year have been proposed. This sheet shows a new rate structure with an overall 0% increase across all units, however, this is for proposal purposes. Finalized rates are expected to be completed sometime in the Spring term.
Housing costs are charged per term, and get billed to the students account at the beginning of the academic quarter. Students who received financial aid will have their award first applied toward their tuition, and then toward housing. Housing charges are due by the 10th of every month, and if not received charges and interest can be applied. Students who cannot meet the payment deadlines may elect to participate in the Revolving Charge Account Plan. Charges may be paid online at http://www.banweb.pdx.edu, can be sent to the cashier’s office, or paid in person at the cashier in the Neuberger Hall Lobby.