Transfers Finish Free

Transfers Finish Free

About Transfers Finish Free

Transfers Finish Free covers standard tuition and mandatory fees for full time transfers who are Oregon residents and meet academic and financial aid requirements. Initial awards will be made for 12 credits per term and will be adjusted as needed after the second week of each term.

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Students must meet all of the requirements below:

  • Current resident of Oregon
  • Admissible to PSU as a transfer for the fall term (have at least 30 or more transferable quarter credits - 20 semester credits - earned after high school graduation)
  • Have a 2.5 cumulative transferable GPA
  • Eligible to receive a federal Pell grant as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Those who have exhausted their lifetime Pell eligibility prior to matriculation are not eligible
  • Enrolled full-time at PSU (12 to 15 credits per term) 
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and meet all registration deadlines

Transfers Finish Free only covers standard tuition and mandatory fees. Differential tuition and fees are assessed separately for certain academic programs and students are responsible for covering those additional charges. Student loans may be used for paying additional charges.


July 1
  • Apply to PSU by July 1st to be considered for Transfers Finish Free
  • Submit the FAFSA (PSU FAFSA school code: 003216)
August 1
  • Deadline to submit final transcripts demonstrating a 2.5 cumulative, transferable GPA

Maintaining Eligibility 

  • Complete the FAFSA each year by February 1
  • Remain eligible for the federal Pell grant
    • Students must have less than 600% Pell LEU to maintain Transfers Finish Free funding while enrolled at PSU. More information about Pell grant funding may be found on the Department of Education website
  • Enroll full-time each term (12-15 credits per term)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Students who take 12 or more credits per term are considered full time. This program covers base tuition and mandatory fees for the lesser of four academic years or the completion of graduation requirements.

Covered Costs

To qualify, you must apply for federal and state grants. The program covers remaining standard tuition and mandatory fees after financial aid is applied.

Notification Details

Students will be notified that they are enrolled in the Transfers Finish Free program in their Financial Aid Award award. Students who are enrolled in the program, but whose other grants and scholarships cover their Standard Tuition and Mandatory Fees may receive Transfers Finish Free money from Portland State University if their grants and scholarships do not cover the full cost of standard tuition and mandatory fees.

Transfers Finish Free money does not cover room and board, books and supplies, transportation or personal expenses. Students are encouraged to apply for other grants and scholarships and to explore other options for paying for other expenses related to attending Portland State University.

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