How Much Will It Cost?
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Your University of Oregon bill each term or semester is made up of the following areas: Tuition, Mandatory Enrollment fees and Course Fees.
Tuition and Fees are derived from the OUS Tuition & Fees Reports, an annual publication listing the tuition and required fees for attending various universities. The University of Oregon tuition & fees tables begin on page 130 of the OUS 2013-2014 Fee Book (1.5 MB PDF).
Estimating Your Costs
The Student Budget Planner aids students in building a detailed report estimating the various costs of attendance, broken down by term and academic year. The 2013-2014 Student Budget Planner is now available.
- Undergraduate tuition is based on residency status and the number of enrolled credits.
- Graduate and Law tuition varies according to residency status and program.
Your University of Oregon bill each term or semester is made up of the following areas: Tuition, a Matriculation Fee, Mandatory Enrollment fees, and Course Fees.
The basic mandatory enrollment fees are based on three criteria:
- Your residency (in-state or out-of-state)
- Your level (Undergraduate, Graduate, Law)
- The number of credits in which you are enrolled.
At the beginning of their first term at the UO, all admitted students pay this fee. The fee for new Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-baccalaureate and Law Students is $362.00. Read more about the Matriculation Fee.
This fee is allocated to cover a portion of the costs for maintaining the grounds and buildings on the campus at the UO. The fee is pro-rated depending on the number of credits for which a student is enrolled.
This fee covers the cost of running the student government and numerous student groups who submit budget requests each year. The most visible benefits a student receives from this fee include free athletic tickets and free bus service throughout Lane County.
Health Service Fee
This fee provides the student access to a full service Health Center on Campus. This includes low cost office visits, reduced pharmacy rates, lab work and other medical services. It does not include insurance. The full fee is assessed regardless of the number of credits for which a student is registered.
International Student Insurance
University of Oregon international students and their accompanying dependents are required to have health and accident insurance which meet the University of Oregon requirements (OAR 571-04-015). International undergraduate and graduate students registered for the current term will be automatically billed for the cost of the UO insurance plan. Spouses and unmarried children under the age of 19 are also eligible for coverage under the UO insurance plan, provided the eligible student is covered by this insurance.
The premium for the plan will appear automatically on your tuition bill unless you have other insurance that meets certain requirements (and have completed the required waiver). Please refer to the University of Oregon Health Center page for more details. (See also: Office of International Affairs. International law students should also consult the School of Law about this plan). (Additional details about costs and coverage periods can be found here).
Recreation Center Fee
This fee is being used to retire the debt incurred to build and renovate the Student Recreation Center. The fee was first approved by students in an election in 1997, and beginning in Fall 2009, is a flat fee.
Course Fees cover instruction-related services such as materials consumed by a student as a part of the course or required field trip costs. To determine which courses might have course fees, use the the Course Fees Report to view the lists of all approved course fees.
You can also look up specific classes in the Class Schedule; if there is a green "$" () in the "Notes" column, the course has a course fee for that term. (See example below). Click on either the Notes or on the underlined CRN for that class to view the course fee amount.
(Example from "Classes Found" results list)
(Example from "Course Data" page)
Self-Support Course Fees are charged for some courses instead of the typical tuition/fees listed above. Two examples are remedial courses such as Math 095 and certain web-based courses.
When you use the Class Schedule to select your courses, look for a footnote of "T" in the "Notes" column. Click on either the Notes or on the underlined CRN of the class to find the amount of self-support tuition being assessed for that course. (See example above). If any of your courses are self support, you need to make sure that you add the self-support amount listed to your total cost -- but don't count those credits as part of your tuition and fees.
There are a variety of places to buy your required class books and other course materials. The Duck Store (formerly University of Oregon Bookstore) offers an easy online solution to getting your booklist, as well as preordering your textbooks and other materials to ensure you purchase the correct ones. At this same site, you can also rent textbooks, purchase ebooks, and comparison shop other vendors like Amazon and Half.com, so that you get the best prices. You will be able to check out from all these vendors in one easy place.
As soon as you have registered for classes, click on the appropriate course materials link below. Once you have entered your term and Course Reservation Numbers from your class list, you will be able to easily create your booklist and begin shopping.
Renting Course Materials
The UO Bookstore also offers a service called Online Rentals, with which a student may rent course materials online and have them delivered to their residence at a significantly reduced cost, compared to purchasing these materials new. Once no longer needed, they can be returned to the UO Bookstore at no shipping cost to the student.
If you are living in University Housing, you will be assessed room and board charges according to your contract. To read more about room and meal plans, go to the University Housing Rates page.
If you are living off-campus, the Student Budget Planner can assist you in estimating your potential living expenses (choose a student level at the top of this form to begin). More information about living expenses can be found on the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website.
Tips For Avoiding Other Fees
- Check your UO e-mail account regularly for your student billing alerts. The Business Affairs Office will e-mail you at your uoregon.edu e-mail address to remind you about due dates for your university account. Be sure to log into DuckWeb and pay your account on time to avoid late charges.
- Register for your classes on time to avoid late registration fees.
- Register your car and/or bike. Park where you should to avoid parking fines and towing fees.
- Return your library books on time to avoid late book fines.