Education at OHSU

Tuition and Fees

OHSU's tuition and fees are defined and documented in three documents. The following documents apply to the Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring terms of the 2019-2020 academic year.

The 2019-2020 general tuition and fee book outlines:

  • policies and definitions that govern OHSU tuition and fee assessment,
  • miscellaneous fees, fines, and service charges students may incur at OHSU (graduation fee, late registration fee, returned check fee, etc.)
  • student accounts receivable policies (student responsibilities, payment due dates, payment options, delinquent accounts and collection actions, etc.)

The 2019-2020 program-specific tuition and fee charts by term outlines quarterly tuition and fees by program and degree.

The 2019-2020 tuition and fee refund schedule outlines the deadlines for tuition and fee 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).
  • 2019-20 OHSU Tuition Promise: 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).

For example, a new student entering in 2019-20 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 or Doctor of Nursing Practice in Adult Gerontology Acute Care
  • Master of Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Master of Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice in Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nurse Midwifery
  • Master of Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice in Pediatric Primary & Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice 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.

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.