Graduate School Funding & Finance
In-state tuition for 15 western states
Graduate students from 15 western states (plus Guam and the Mariana Islands) pay in-state tuition thanks to the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) and the Western Interstate Commission for Education.
Financial aid is distributed by the Financial Aid Office.
For information on tuition and fees, please visit Portland State University's tuition and fees schedule page.
International students, please see the university page for Financial Documentation for International Students.
James R. Nattinger Scholarship
About the Scholarship
The James R. Nattinger Endowed Scholarship is awarded to one MA TESOL student each year. The scholarship, usually $9,000-$12,000 per year, provides support for an outstanding student who has research interests in TESOL or Applied Linguistics. The scholarship honors the first chair of PSU Applied Linguistics, James R. Nattinger, who was an award-winning scholar and beloved teacher.
Please help outstanding students complete their M.A. in TESOL by donating to the James R. Nattinger Scholarship fund.
Applying for the scholarship
Applicants must be graduate students who are in good standing in the Applied Linguistics department or who have applied for admittance to the MA TESOL program.
The 2021-2022 James R. Nattinger Endowed Scholarship application is closed. Please check back in Fall 2021 for the 2022/2023 deadline.
Nattinger Scholarship Recipients
Delaney Ybarra 2020/2021
Amber Sanchez 2019/2020
Rossina Soyan 2018/2019
Sasha Krafft 2017/18
Vanessa Howe 2016/17
Christine Holland 2015/16
Tim Krause 2014/15
Rianna Morgan 2013/14
Eric Dodson 2012/2013
Jessica Hanson 2011/2012
Sara Juveland 2010/2011
Elisabeth Babcock 2009/2010
Sarah Braun-Hamilton 2008/2009
Jasmin Kratzer 2007/2008
Annie Sergey 2005/2006
David Baroffio 2003/2004
Krisda Chaemasaithong 2002/2003
Miranda Novash (nee Kussmaul) 2001/2002
Nathaniel Halloran 2000/2001
No recipient 1999/2000
Kristen Setzler 1998/1999
Jeff Maggard 1997/1998
Support the James R. Nattinger Scholarship
Our world needs professionals who understand language-related challenges and who help people gain more opportunities by expanding their language skills.
Honor the tradition of James Nattinger - inspirational teacher, celebrated researcher, and ardent champion of Applied Linguistics at PSU