In 2022, tuition for full-time students at University of Portland was $51,352 a year.
Tuition increased 3.9% in 2022–from $49,424 the prior year. On average, college tuition rises about 3% year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students find the actual cost of college is much less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable until you've finishing school and found a job.
University of Portland is a private, religious institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Oregon as it does for students who live in other states.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public insitutions often offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as Oregon residents.
Attending a school where you are eligible for in-state tuition can save students a lot of money on the overall cost of college. Take the time to check your state's requirements for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be additional requirements too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
Tuition at University of Portland is the same for each student.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or University of Portland-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at University of Portland:
•University of Portland-specific scholarships
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.
In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at University of Portland.
Room and board at University of Portland costs $17,172 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the University of Portland's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facilities can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $8,046.
Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges charge some yearly fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be other costs associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Many schools offer resources so that those who may struggle to participate because of cost can get help covering these costs.
The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At University of Portland, freshman are not allowed to park on campus.
The location of a college or university can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, getting around in a city is often pricey, but cities may offer more trains, busses or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The University of Portland campus is in a urban setting in Oregon.
When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to factor in personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better estimate of what is really costs to go to University of Portland.
What will the cost of attending University of Portland be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$17,172|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
|Total Estimated Costs|
The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
The majority of University of Portland undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2022, 1,912 of the 3,587 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. University of Portland meets 77.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $39,996 a year. Around 56.56% of University of Portland undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. University of Portland graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $28,403 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|University of Portland-Specific Loans||$4,329|
|Most Common Loans for University of Portland Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on University of Portland financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, University of Portland awarded 1,417 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $63.5 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $34.24 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for University of Portland students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at University of Portland was $39,996 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of University of Portland seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
What will attending University of Portland really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the University of Portland's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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