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2013-2014 Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate or Graduate Credit

  • Tuition: $1,280 per course plus book and hosting fees (varies by course) - 3 undergraduate or graduate credits
  • One-time PSU Non-Degree Registration Fee: $25 (for new students)
  • Student Recreation Center Fee: $41 (per term; mandatory)
  • Credit tuition is billed by Portland State University. 3rd Party Billing may be arranged if your employer will pay for your classes on your behalf.
    • Books, materials and hosting are provided by CPS.

    Non-credit Professional Development

    Cohort Model:
    • Sign up for the 2013-2014 Emergency Leadership Cohort and receive a special, lower rate!
    • Courses must be taken in order, starting in Fall 2013 and finishing in Spring 2014
    • $1000 per course - $6000 for the full certificate program
    • Includes books and materials
    • Professional Certificate awarded upon successful completion of the program
    Individual Courses:
    • Individual courses may be taken in any order
    • Tuition: $1200 per course. Payable directly to the Center for Public Service -- see Registration Form for payment options
    • Includes books, materials, and hosting
    • PSU fees do not apply (Student Rec Center Fee and Application Fee)
    • Professional Certificate awarded upon successful completion of the program

    Financial Aid

    • Financial aid is available to students taking courses for academic credit, not as non-credit professional development.
    • For a student to receive federal financial aid, they must be admitted to the university. For more information, please visit the PSU Admissions website.
    • Information regarding financial aid is available on the Financial Aid website
    • Courses taken for credit may be covered by military benefits. Information regarding veterans benefits may be found at the Veterans Services website, or call 503.725.3876.
    • Financial aid awards may depend on enrollment status (i.e., full- or part-time). Information about enrollment status may be found on the PSU Registration website.
    • Your employer may cover a portion of the tuition and/or fees as professional development or continuing education. Please inquire at your employer's HR department to determine if you are eligible.
    • Download Admissions and Financial Aid FAQ

    Self-Support Course Policy

    The courses in the Emergency Leadership & Community Resilience Program are self-support courses offered through the Center for Public Service. Tuition and fees for credit-bearing self-support courses are assessed separately from the charges associated with regular courses.

    Credits associated with self-support classes do not count toward a student's enrollment status for tuition purposes. Thus, an undergraduate student enrolled in 8 credits of regular classes and a 3-credit self-support class is assessed regular tuition for 8 credits plus the additional course fee for the self-support class.

    The costs of self-support courses do not include Incidental or Health Services fees; therefore, students registering only for self-support courses are not eligible to use services supported by Incidental or Health Services fees, including insurance. 

    Students enrolled in credit-bearing self-support courses are charged the $41 per term Student Recreation Center fee and will have full access to the Recreation Center and related services. (Note: students enrolled for non-credit professional development do not have access to the Rec Center).

    Students who drop a self-support class after the 100% refund period may owe at least partial fees for the class. See the tuition refund policy below. The tuition refund policy applies to both credit and non-credit students.

    If you have any questions about how taking credit-bearing self-support courses affect you, please contact the Student Accounts office, Neuberger Hall lobby, 503-725-3440.

    Course Withdrawal and Tuition Refunds

    Drop course 1 week before first course session (i.e., first full day of class): 
    (Minus textbook fee (if applicable) and $100 administration charge)
    100% tuition refund
    Drop course before second course session (i.e., second full day of class): 
    (Minus textbook fee (if applicable) and $100 administration charge)
    40% refund
    Drop course after second course session (i.e., second full day of class):  0% refund

    All drops and withdrawals must be processed by Center for Public Service staff. Please notify the Program Coordinator when you need to drop or withdraw from a course. The date used for purposes of granting refunds shall be the date the student notifies the Program Coordinator in writing of their intent to drop.

    If a course is cancelled by the Center for Public Service, students will receive a 100% refund with no penalties.