Financial Aid

Oregon Health & Science University recognizes that students and their families may have difficulty financing post-secondary education. To ensure that all qualified students have an opportunity to attend OHSU, the university provides financial assistance through the Registrar and Financial Aid Office.

There are four general types of financial aid: 

  • scholarships- considered gift aid (they do not require employment or repayment)
  • grants- considered gift aid (they do not require employment or repayment)
  • loans - referred to as self-help
  • employment - referred to as self-help

OHSU awards institutional scholarships primarily on the basis of financial need. In addition to OHSU scholarships, many of our students receive assistance from sources outside the university such as foundations, businesses, labor unions, professional organizations and the military.

Information regarding outside sources of funding can be obtained from the Registrar and Financial Aid Office, the OHSU SoN scholarship page or any public library.

Types of financial aid:

Federal Pell Grants- provided by the federal government on the basis of financial need. 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants- provided by the federal government and are available to undergraduates without baccalaureate or professional degrees. 

SEOGs- are awarded only to the lowest income students, with first selection based on Federal Pell Grant recipients. 

Educational loans- the largest type of financial assistance provided at OHSU. Most students who apply for financial aid are typically eligible for student loans. Nursing student loans are long-term educational loans for students in nursing. These loans are funded by the federal government. 

Employment - Many students use this type of assistance to reduce or avoid the long-term obligations associated with loans. Please contact the Registrar and Financial Aid Office for more information on The Federal Work-Study Program and all other financial aid opportunities.

Financial aid can be awarded only to students who have been accepted for admission, so it is important that new students carefully follow all instructions from the Registrar and Financial Aid Office. If you want financial aid, you should be applying for it while applying for admission. This way, the Registrar and Financial Aid Office will be able to notify you promptly after you are admitted. It also is very important that you observe the financial aid application deadlines and preferential filing dates. The Registrar and Financial Aid Office looks forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to campus. For more information on financial aid, a complete listing of the types of financial aid available, and to print all financial aid applications, please call the Registrar and Financial Aid Office at 503 494-7800 or 800 775-5460, or go to the Financial Aid web page.

Location of Financial Aid Office

The Student Financial Aid Office is located in Mackenzie Hall, room 1120. Staff is available to assist students with questions or concerns Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Students may visit the Student Financial Aid Office for a number of reasons: processing deferments for previous student loans, applying for financial assistance, requesting a short-term emergency loan, searching for private scholarships, and by appointment to calculate loan repayments or work out a monthly budget. Students attending OHSU at off-site locations may find it easier to access the office by phone at 800 775-5460.

Registrar & Financial Aid
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, L109   
Portland, Oregon 97239-3098
Phone: 503 494-7800 or 800 775-5460
Fax: 503 494-4629
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Office Location: Mackenzie Hall Room 1120
OHSU Financial Aid Web Links FAFSA on the web

Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Mail Code: L002
Portland, OR 97201-4753
Phone: 503 494-8243 or 800 775-5460, press 9
Fax: 503 494-5120
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Location: Baird Hall, Room 1031

Useful Telephone Numbers & Websites

Student Debt Counseling -

Center for Diversity and Inclusion - 503 494-5657

University Student Affairs - 503 494-7508

OHSU Student Loan Department, Corporate Financial Services - 503 494-7955

US Department of Education Direct Loan Servicing - 888 447-4460

Sallie Mae Borrower Hotline - 888 272-5543