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Tuition & Administrative Mandatory Fees

University of Oregon tuition and fees are based on residencystudent classification (undergraduate, graduate, etc.), the number of credits enrolled, major, and the first term enrolled. Course-specific fees may also apply. For additional required fees, refer to the Class ScheduleRead more about mandatory enrollment & course fees.

Some UO coursework is designated as self-support or study abroad. These courses have their own tuition structure designed to cover the direct and indirect cost of the course. Specific tuition for self-support courses and study abroad programs is not covered by this document and such courses are not part of the tuition structures described here.

Undergraduate Students in a Tuition Cohort

As of summer 2020, the University of Oregon will transition from a standard undergraduate tuition and fee structure to a Guaranteed Tuition Program under which students will know the cost of their education for at least 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.

For students in a tuition cohort, the institution guarantees tuition and total administrative mandatory fees will be the same for the five-year period that extends from the summer term that begins the definition of the cohort and ends with spring term, 20 terms later (see table below). Similarly, rates for each administrative mandatory fee will be locked for the five-year period.

More information may be found on the Financial Aid website.

The schedule of which administrative mandatory fees are assessed to a student each term, will vary, based on whether a student is studying on the Eugene campus or another location. Students studying in Portland have access to Portland State University’s (PSU’s) Health Service and are assessed the PSU Health Service fee instead of the UO Health Service Fee. The PSU Health Service Fee rates are not locked for the five-year period and will vary each year based on the specific rate structure set by Portland State University.

Differential tuition is included in this guaranteed tuition structure. Laboratory and course fees are not included in the guaranteed tuition structure.

For each additional year a student in the tuition cohort remains enrolled beyond the five-year guarantee, tuition and administrative mandatory fees will revert to the tuition and fee levels of the next tuition cohort.

Tuition Cohort Student Initial Enrollment Final Term of Guarantee
2020 Cohort Summer 2020 – Spring 2021 Spring 2025
2021 Cohort Summer 2021 – Spring 2022 Spring 2026
2022 Cohort Summer 2022 – Spring 2023 Spring 2027
2023 Cohort Summer 2023 – Spring 2024 Spring 2028

For example, new students who enroll in summer of 2020, fall 2020, winter 2021, or spring 2021 are part of the 2020 tuition cohort. The five-year tuition and administrative mandatory fee guarantee for these students expires at the end of spring term of the tuition cohort’s fifth year, spring 2025.

To continue the example, if a student in the 2020 tuition cohort remains enrolled as an undergraduate in fall 2025 they will be assessed the same tuition and administrative mandatory fees as the 2021 tuition cohort. If they remain enrolled in fall 2026 they will be assessed the same tuition and fees as the 2022 tuition cohort, and so on.

Summer term tuition for the 2020 tuition cohort will be 85% of academic year tuition for residents and 65% of regular academic year tuition for non-residents.

The fixed tuition and administrative mandatory fee guarantee for a tuition cohort is for five years with the following exceptions:

  • Withdrawal from the University for U.S. Military or Other U.S. National Defense Services. Students who are called to active duty in the United States military as a result of national emergency or as a result of the mobilization of the reserve forces, including the National Guard, and re-enroll at the University within one year after the completion of their active military service will be entitled to resume their five-year guarantee for the amount of time remaining in their guarantee at the time of their military withdrawal. The student must submit a petition to initiate the extension.
  • Extraordinary Circumstances. Students who believe the circumstances of their situation merit an extension may appeal to the Office of the Registrar. Because the fixed-tuition guarantee is for five years, non-military exceptions will rarely be granted.

As long as a student from a tuition cohort is an undergraduate or non-graduate post-baccalaureate student, they remain in their tuition cohort. Students from a tuition cohort who are accepted to and enroll in a graduate program are no longer in their tuition cohort and will pay graduate tuition as described below.

Continuing Undergraduate Students (admitted after Summer 2020)

Admitted undergraduate students who first enrolled before Summer 2020 will use the continuing undergraduate student tuition and fees tables.

Total tuition and administrative mandatory fees for continuing students will increase by a fixed percentage in each of the next four years, beginning with fall 2020. After spring 2024, any continuing students who continue to be enrolled as undergraduates will be added to the 2020 tuition cohort.

Summer session tuition for continuing students will be 85% of the previous academic year tuition for residents and 65% of regular academic year tuition for non-residents.

Graduate Students

Tuition for graduate programs is determined program by program. All graduate students will pay a set of published administrative mandatory fees.

Law School Students

Tuition and fees for Law School programs vary by program.

Non-admitted Students

Non-admitted students are always charged tuition and administrative mandatory fees at the most recent undergraduate tuition cohort rate for undergraduate level courses (100-499) and current graduate rates for graduate level courses (500+).

Housing & Living Expenses

If you are living in University Housing, you will be assessed room and board charges according to your contract. More information about room and meal plans can be found on the University Housing Room and Meal Plan Costs page, and more information about general living expenses can be found on the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website.


The UO offers a variety of options for obtaining required books and other course materials. New textbooks and course materials at the Duck Store are discounted 10%, and used books are 25% less than the new discounted price. The Duck Store offers a book list service (mobile friendly), where students may create "booklists" online which will provide the ISBN of the textbook as well as the discounted price and any other format options (digital, rental, etc.). Students may use the book information provided to compare prices with other vendors such as Amazon and Textbooks and other materials may be purchased online at The Duck Store and picked up at the store for no additional cost.

The UO Library offers Course Reserves, where instructors may place library- and instructor-owned books, videos, audio recordings, and other relevant materials on reserve for students. Books can be checked out for up to 24 hours at a time (depending on instructor) and videos may be borrowed for up to 3 hours.

Fee Descriptions

(See Mandatory Enrollment & Course Fees for more information.)

Matriculation Fee

The fee for new Undergraduate, Graduate, Post-baccalaureate and Law Students is $389.00. 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. Read more about the Matriculation Fee.

Building 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.

Incidental Fee

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. Students enrolled in off-campus programs (OIMB and Portland only) are assessed 50% of the Incidental fee.

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. Students enrolled in the Portland programs use the Portland State University Student Health Center, and pay the same Health Service Fee as PSU students.

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.

Recreation Center Bond Fee

The Recreation Center Bond Fee is for the bond debt service on the new Recreation Center addition.

Law School Event Fee

A one-time $150 Event Fee is assessed on all new and transfer Law students, to cover Commencement-related costs.

International Student Support Fee

Students coded as international undergraduates will be assessed a $200 fee each term during the regular academic year. During the summer, this fee is $150.

This fee is intended to support the services for international students, which include academic support; enrollment services; increased immigration compliance and reporting (as required by the federal government); personal and cultural counseling and advising; and accelerated planning and delivering of new programs.

International Student Insurance

University of Oregon non-immigrant 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).

See Mandatory Enrollment & Course Fees for more information.