Tuition and Fees

Kelly Wolf, Associate Vice President Business Affairs and Controller
Thompson's University Center


Tuition and fees for admitted students are based on residency, student classification (undergraduate, graduate, etc.), major, the number of credits enrolled, and the first term enrolled, with exceptions for students enrolled in joint baccalaureate/graduate programs where tuition is assessed by course level rather than student level. 

As of summer 2020, the University of Oregon transitioned from a standard undergraduate tuition and fee structure to a Guaranteed Tuition Program under which students will know the cost of their education for up to 5 years.  Both tuition and mandatory enrollment fees (other than the Incidental Fee) will be included in the guaranteed structure. The Guaranteed Tuition Program is mandatory. 

Tuition and fee information can be found on the Tuition website.

In the schedule, tuition is specified for one term only. There are three terms in the academic year: fall, winter, and spring (except for the School of Law, which operates on a two-semester system). Summer session operates on a separate tuition schedule that includes course self-support fees. 

The University of Oregon reserves the right to make changes in the tuition schedule.

Mandatory Enrollment Fees

Building, Health Service, Recreation Center, Student Union, Technology, and Incidental

Students enrolled at the Eugene campus are required to pay all mandatory fees. Students enrolled at the Portland or Charleston campuses, or at an off-campus site, do not pay Recreation Center or EMU fees, and they pay 50% of the Incidental Fee. Students in Portland are required to pay Portland State University’s Health Service Fee and students at the Charleston campus pay UO’s Health Services Fee. Students at an off-campus site do not pay the Health Services Fee. For the purpose of assessing fees, student enrolled in only online courses pay the Off-Campus set of fees.

Information on Mandatory Enrollment and Course Fees are explained on the Tuition website.

Matriculation Fee

This is a one-time fee required by all admitted students and appears on your bill at the beginning of your first term at the UO.

Course Fees

Certain courses have additional fees which may include lab fees, field trip fees, and material fees. Refer to the Schedule of Classes for individual course related fees.

Tuition Billing

Tuition may be paid in monthly installments. Unpaid balances are assessed a $6 billing fee and are charged 9 percent annual interest. The university uses an electronic billing process to bill student for charges incurred; payments are due on the first of each month.

Special Tuition Rates

Non-degree/Community Education Program

Tuition for non-degree seeking students is determined by residency, course level, and the number of credits enrolled. Non-degree seeking undergraduate students are assessed tuition and administrative mandatory fees at the most recent tuition cohort rate.

Senior Citizens Auditing a Course

Oregon senior citizens who are neither seeking academic credit nor working toward a degree may attend classes as senior auditors if space is available on the first day of classes and if the department approves, at no cost. Charges may apply for special course materials. Senior citizens who want to audit a self-support course must pay self-support tuition and fees for the course. Incidental fee services are not provided. Registration is handled through the Office of the Registrar, second floor, Oregon Hall.

Employees and Dependents

Staff tuition provisions are included in the employee benefit program to encourage and assist eligible employees with educational pursuits.  Eligible employees may transfer this benefit to a qualified family member each term.  For more information see the Human Resources website

Special Fees

Special fees, fines, penalties, service charges, and other additional charges for specific courses, services, or supplies not covered in the tuition fee are set forth on the website.

Type of Fee Fee Amount Information
Credit by Examination $25 per credit Assessed for taking an examination to challenge undergraduate university courses.
Exceptions to Procedures $1–$50 Approved exceptions to registration deadlines are subject to this fee.
Late Registration $100 A $100 fee is charged for registration after the eighth day of class.
Testing $3–$50
Transcripts $15, other costs may apply Instructions and delivery options are available at The university reserves the right to withhold transcripts of students who have unpaid financial obligations to the institution. Debtors contesting their accounts should contact the collections department for counseling and instructions for a written appeal. The collections department is located in the Office of Business Affairs in the Thompson University Center. The mailing address is Collections Department, Office of Business Affairs, PO Box 3237, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403-0237; call 541-346-3215

Tuition and Fee Refunds

In the event of complete withdrawal from the university or a reduction in course load, refunds may be granted to students in accordance with the refund schedule.

  1. Refunds are calculated from the date the student officially withdraws from the university, not from the date the student ceased attending classes, except in unusual cases when formal withdrawal has been delayed through causes largely beyond the student’s control

  2. No refunds are made for any amount less than $1.00 unless a written request is made

  3. In case of complete withdrawal, students who received financial aid are responsible for repayment of that aid in accordance with the university’s financial aid repayment policy and schedule. See the class schedule for details

For complete withdrawal see instructions on the Office of the Registrar website. For questions concerning complete withdrawal please contact the Office of Academic Advising.

The university has an appeal process for students or parents contending that individual circumstances warrant exceptions to published policy if circumstances of withdrawal or course-load reduction are beyond the student’s control. Petitions for exception to the refund policy may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar or from the Office of Academic Advising.

VA Education Benefits

Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014
Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2016
Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2018
Isakson and Roe Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020
Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act of 2021

The following individuals shall be charged the in-state rate, or otherwise considered a resident, for tuition and fees purposes:

  • A veteran using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill®—Active Duty Program) or Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill®), of Title 38, United States Code, who lives in the state of Oregon while attending the University of Oregon (regardless of his or her formal state of residence).
  • Anyone using transferred post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the state of Oregon while attending the University of Oregon (regardless of his or her formal state of residence).
  • Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship [38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)] who lives in the state of Oregon while attending the University of Oregon (regardless of his or her formal state of residence).
  • Anyone using educational assistance under Chapter 31, Veteran Readiness and Employment, who lives in the state of Oregon while attending the University of Oregon (regardless of his or her formal state of residence).
  • Anyone using educational assistance under Chapter 35, Dependents Educational Assistance, who lives in the state of Oregon while attending the University of Oregon (regardless of his or her formal state of residence). 
  • Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the University of Oregon.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the US Department of Veterans Affairs. More information about education benefits offered by the department is available at the official US government website.