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After applying to PSU the next step is to apply for financial aid and scholarships. Apply early! 

  1. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as it's available (October 1) and add PSU as a school. 
  2. Apply for PSU Scholarships as soon as possible using PSU's online scholarship application, the deadline for Freshman Applicants is December 1, 2016 and the deadline for Transfer Applicants is February 1, 2017.
  3. Apply for other scholarships and grants. We've put together a few resources to help you out on our blog.

How Much Will It Cost Me to Go to College?

We've created this awesome tool to help you estimate Cost of Attendance at PSU, click here to check it out. You can select your intended major and find out approximately how much you'll pay each year. 

You can also check out a breakdown of PSU's Tuition and Fees from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Tuition Equity: HB 2787

In 2013, Oregon passed a law providing students attending Oregon high schools greater access to higher education, called HB 2787. It grants eligible students who are not citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States exemption from nonresident tuition if they meet specific criteria, meaning they will be assessed an in-state rate for tuition.

Find out if you qualify

Four Years Free

PSU covers tuition and fees for four years for income-eligible Oregon freshmen. Learn more!

Four-Year Degree Guarantee

Portland State is committed to help you graduate in four years, saving you thousands of dollars in tuition and college costs. No other public university in Oregon provides this guarantee. Learn more about our Four Year Guarantee.

Out of State Students

PSU is committed to helping students with the burden of paying for college. Students from out-of-state can apply for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (the deadline is December 1 for Freshman Applicants and February 1 for Transfer Applicants).

We award the Out of state Opportunity Scholarship to academically qualified incoming Freshman and Transfer students who meet specific criteria.

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