Tuition and Fees

Academic Year 2018-19

The tuition and fee policies as outlined in the general tuition and fee book apply to the summer, fall, winter and spring terms of the 2018-2019 academic year. The document includes:

  • Definitions of student types (full-time, etc.)
  • Tuition policies
  • The Tuition Promise
  • Fee policies
  • Student health insurance information and other policies
  • Accounts Receivable policies (student responsibilities, payment due dates, payment options, refunds, payment plans, etc.)

The 2018-2019 program-specific tuition and fee book outlines tuition and fees by program and degree.

The OHSU 2018-2019 refund schedule provides the policy and deadlines for the issuance of refunds.

Academic Year 2019-20

The 2019-20 OHSU tuition and fee rates and policies are currently provisional, pending approval by the OHSU Board of Directors. Proposed tuition and fee policies for summer, fall, winter and spring terms of the 2019-2020 academic year are outlined in the provisional tuition and fee book 

The 2019-2020 provisional program-specific tuition and fee charts outline proposed tuition and fees by program and degree.

The OHSU 2019-2020 refund schedule provides the proposed policy and deadlines for the issuance of refunds.

The Tuition Promise

Rising tuition places an extraordinary burden on students seeking degrees as health care professionals. As an institution, OHSU is committed to our students and sensitive to this burden.

The OHSU Tuition Promise means that for students enrolled in eligible clinical degree programs during specific academic years, the tuition rate paid will be "locked in" with no rate increase for the remainder of their studies, as long as they complete the degree within the normal timeframe specified by the degree program.

  • 2013-14 OHSU Tuition Promise – All students enrolled during 2013-14 in one of the eligible degree programs listed below, will not incur a tuition rate increase over their 2013-14 tuition rates during the remaining years of their degree (as long as the degree is completed within the normal timeline as specified by the degree program).
  • 2014-15 OHSU Tuition Promise – All new students enrolled during 2014-15 in one of the eligible degree programs listed below will not incur a tuition rate increase over their 2014-15 tuition rates during the remaining years of their degree (as long as the degree is completed within the normal timeline as specified by the degree program).
  • 2015-16 OHSU Tuition Promise – All new students enrolled during 2015-16 in one of the eligible degree programs listed below will not incur a tuition rate increase over their 2015-16 tuition rates during the remaining years of their degree (as long as the degree is completed within the normal timeline as specified by the degree program).
  • 2016-17 OHSU Tuition Promise: All new students enrolled during 2016-17 in one of the eligible degree programs listed below will not incur a tuition rate increase over their 2016-17 tuition rates during the remaining years of their degree (as long as the degree is completed within the normal timeline as specified by the degree program).
  • 2017-18 OHSU Tuition Promise: All new students enrolled during 2017-18 in one of the eligible degree programs listed below will not incur a tuition rate increase over their 2017-18 tuition rates during the remaining years of their degree (as long as the degree is completed within the normal timeline as specified by the degree program).
  • 2018-19 OHSU Tuition Promise: All new students enrolled during 2018-19 in one of the eligible degree programs listed below will not incur a tuition rate increase over their 2018-19 tuition rates during the remaining years of their degree (as long as the degree is completed within the normal timeline as specified by the degree program).

For example, a new student entering in 2018-19 to a four-year eligible degree program, listed below, would incur the same tuition rate during the four-year length of their program.

By "locking in" tuition for the duration of the degree program, the OHSU Tuition Promise benefits eligible students by providing a fixed tuition rate resulting in greater predictability of expenses. Additionally, the cap on the tuition rate will result in a reduced debt load upon graduation.

Students eligible for the OHSU Tuition Promise must be enrolled in one of the following programs at any OHSU campus:

  • MD
  • MD/MPH*
  • DMD
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Master of Science in Human Nutrition
  • Master of Nursing in Adult Gerontology Acute Care
  • Master of Nursing in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Nursing in Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Nursing in Nurse Midwifery
  • Master of Nursing in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Nursing in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy
  • 3-Year OCNE Bachelor of Science in Nursing (excluding RN/BS)
  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

*Only students matriculating as first-year students into the MD/MPH in 2016-17 or later will be eligible for the MD/MPH Tuition Promise rate for the five-year period of their program. MD/MPH students matriculated prior to 2016-17 are only eligible for the MD Tuition Promise rate during the terms they are charged tuition as MD students.

Students in programs not listed above, as well as joint degree programs with Oregon State University (OSU), Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) and Portland State University (PSU) are not eligible.

2019-20 OHSU Tuition Promise is pending approval by the OHSU Board of Directors. If approved, all new students enrolled during 2019-20 in one of the eligible degree programs listed below will not incur a tuition rate increase over their 2019-20 tuition rates during the remaining years of their degree (as long as the degree is completed within the normal timeline as specified by the degree program).

The proposed additions to the list of tuition promise programs for Academic Year 2019-20 are:

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice in Adult Gerontology Acute Care
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice in Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Midwifery
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice in Pediatric Primary & Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

While the tuition rate for eligible students will remain the same under the OHSU Tuition Promise, other expenses such as fees, books, supplies or equipment charges are subject to change.