The Oregon State University Board of Trustees on Friday approved tuition rates and fees for the 2021-22 school year, including a 2.5% increase for returning undergraduate students and a 4% increase for new undergraduate students enrolling at the university.
The tuition proposal was adopted by a 12-2 vote of the board and follows months of work by university budget committees comprised of OSU faculty, staff, students, and administrators, as well as numerous meetings held with students, faculty and staff.
The increases apply to Oregon resident and non-resident students at OSU’s Corvallis campus, OSU-Cascades in Bend and those enrolled through Ecampus, the university’s online education provider. Tuition will increase 1.5% for resident graduate students and 4.5% for non-resident graduate students. Tuition rates for pharmacy students will increase 3% and veterinary medicine students by 2.5%.
At the same time, financial aid provided to students by OSU will increase to $59.5 million annually next year, up from $45 million in fiscal year 2020. It is anticipated that OSU students will receive $24.3 million in federal financial aid as a result of recent Congressional adoption of pandemic relief legislation.
Mandatory fees for health services and psychological services will increase 5% at the Corvallis campus and will not increase at OSU-Cascades. There will be no increase in mandatory building and matriculation fees at either campus.
Student incidental fees will increase 6.4% – an increase of $81.69 – at the Corvallis campus and 8.3% at OSU-Cascades, from $300 to $325. Incidental fees are recommended to OSU’s president and the Board of Trustees by student governments at the two campuses.