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Funding Your Education

The cost of education is a concern for almost all college students. This page is dedicated to help you in your search for funding.

What is FAFSA? The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is an application that helps the federal government see how much money you can afford to pay toward your college education. FAFSA must be completed each year for every student requesting funding. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid.

Types of Financial Aid at PSU for Undergraduate Students

Types of Aid Description of Aid
Scholarships Gift assistance awarded on the basis of merit and/or need. Does not require repayment.
Grants Gift assistance awarded to qualified students demonstrating exceptional financial need. Does not require repayment and requires FAFSA.

Federal Work-Study

Employment available for students with financial need. Does not require repayment and requires FAFSA.

Student & Parent Loans

Federal and private loan funds available to help meet educational expenses. Loans require repayment and requires FAFSA.

2015-2016 Tuition and Fee Estimator

This tool will provide an estimate only.

This estimator is provided to help you determine the minimum base tuition and fees for admitted students that will be assessed each term. Please note that additional fees may apply depending on the course of study that you chose to pursue and the specific courses for which you enroll.

PSU Payment Plan

Starting Fall 2014 PSU will be offering payment plans! The PSU Payment Plan is intended to provide flexibility for students and parents paying their account balance in 3 monthly installments throughout the term. Find out more about payment plans. Housing costs are included in the payment plan.

International Students

International students do not qualify for federal and state financial aid (unless you are an eligible noncitizen). Scholarship opportunities are also out there to help fund international student education. There are other options to help fund your PSU education as well, please utilize the following resources:

Helpful Portland State Financial Resources

Other Helpful Resources

We are located on the second floor of the Ondine Residence Hall, in Ondine 207 (1912 SW 6th Avenue). Call or email us at 503.725.9890 or usuccess@pdx.edu.