Tuition and mandatory fees are set by Oregon State each year based on residency status.
Graduate Assistantships are employment-based appointments where students, in exchange for their service, receive a stipend, tuition coverage (called remission), and an institutional contribution toward mandatory fees and a health insurance program only available to graduate assistants.
Fellowships and scholarships are an essential source of funding designed to help graduate students meet their educational and research expenses. Some fellowships and scholarships are awarded institutionally by the Graduate School or by academic college and department committees, while external agencies award others.
The Graduate School administers internal scholarships, fellowships, and awards. Students are encouraged to work with their major professors and academic units for nomination to these opportunities.
Employment is another way to help pay for graduate education. Graduate students can find work through on-campus jobs, off-campus jobs, or internships.
Graduate students often fund their education through a number of sources. The OSU Financial Aid office can assist with understanding the kinds of aid available.
For participants and supervisors of scholar programs such as McNair, MARC U-STAR, LSAMP, Gates Millennium, GEM Fellowship, Ford Family Foundation Scholars, and more.
Oregon State University participates in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), an agreement between participating public universities in 18 western states and territories providing admitted students from these states and territories the opportunity to attend a graduate program at 150% of resident tuition instead of the full nonresident fees.