Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is a standardized set of budgets used as a basis for determining maximum aid eligibility. Standard COA includes tuition, fees, housing, food, books, course materials, supplies and equipment, transportation, personal expenses, and loan fees. Cost of Attendance can vary based on program of study, living arrangements while in school, and a wide variety of other factors. Cost of Attendance can also be increased to include expenses such as a computer purchase, childcare, travel for study abroad, health insurance, and professional fees.

Below is some basic information about Cost of Attendance at the University of Portland. These figures are based on averages and assumptions about the general student population. An individual student's budget can vary significantly. The total cost for a first-time, undergraduate student to attend the University of Portland and live on campus for the 2023-2024 academic year is $75,560. You can view your individualized Cost of Attendance in Self Serve Banner.

2023-2024* Tuition

*Covers Summer '23, Fall '23, and Spring '24 terms


Enrollment Type Cost
Full-time Undergraduate Fall/Spring Semesters (12-18 credit hours) $27,200/Semester
Tuition Overload Undergraduate Fall/Spring Semesters (19+ credit hours) $850/Credit
Part-time Undergraduate Fall/Spring Semesters (1 to 11 credit hours) $1,700/Credit
Undergraduate Summer Semester (1 or more credit hours) $1,100/Credit

College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Programs

Graduate Program Cost
Master of Arts in Communication Studies $1,450/Credit
Master of Fine Arts  $725/Credit

Pamplin School of Business Graduate Programs

Graduate Program Cost
Master of Business Administration $1,450/Credit
Master of Business Administration in Nonprofit Management $725/Credit
Master of Science in Finance $1,450/Credit
Master of Science in Operations and Technology Management $1,450/Credit

School of Education Graduate Programs

Graduate Program Cost
Master of Arts in Teaching $1,090/Credit
Doctor of Education/Educational Specialist $895/Credit
Master of Education $725/Credit
Master of Arts in Education $725/Credit
Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs $725/Credit
Education Certificates (Post-Baccalaureate; Post-Master's) $725/Credit

School of Engineering Graduate Programs

Graduate Program Cost
Master of Engineering $1,450/Credit
Master of Biomedical Engineering $1,450/Credit
Post Baccalaureate Professional Degree in Computer Science  $1,100/Credit

School of Nursing Graduate Programs

Graduate Program Cost
Doctor of Nursing Practice $1,450/Credit


2023-2024 Fees

Assessment Cost
Professional Tuition (BSN Nursing classes) $150/Credit
Professional Tuition (Engineering, Integrative Health & Wellness and Business classes) $100/Credit
Professional Tuition (Education classes*) $50/Credit
Student Activities Fee (Full-time undergraduate students, Fall/Spring) $130/Semester
Wellness Fee (Full-time undergraduate students, Fall/Spring) $120/Semester
Health Insurance (Undergraduate full-time students; can be waived)
Health Insurance (Graduate students) $2,221/Semester 
Private Music Lessons $500/Credit
Laboratory/Workshop Fees Varies

*Graduate programs in the School of Education are exempt from professional fees unless noted in the course description.

2023-2024 Housing

Housing Type Cost
On-Campus - Traditional Hall Single Room $7,000/Semester
On-Campus - Traditional Hall Double/Triple/Quad Room $5,200/Semester
On-Campus - Haggerty & Tyson Single Room $7,800/Semester
On-Campus - Haggerty & Tyson Double Room $6,000/Semester
Off-Campus* (Estimated, Varies) $5,607/Semester

*Students living with parents may have $770/semester included in their cost of attendance to cover room costs.

2023-2024 Food 

Type Cost
On-Campus Meal Plan 1 (2000 points) $2,300/Semester
On-Campus Meal Plan 2 (2400 points) $2,700/Semester
On-Campus Meal Plan 3 (2800 points)  $3,100/Semester
On-Campus "Bluff Bucks" Meal Plan Supplement (200 points)  $200 (purchase as needed)
Off Campus* (Estimated/Varies) $1,697/Semester

*Students living with parents may have $1,229/semester included in their cost of attendance to cover meal costs.

2023-2024 Other Expenses

Other expenses are estimated and vary from student to student.

Expense Fee
Books, Course Materials, Supplies & Equipment $405/Semester (estimated, varies)
Loan Fees Varies
Personal Expenses $603/Semester
Transportation $288-592/Semester


Cost of Attendance Increase

The Office of Financial Aid uses average expenses for all students attending the University of Portland. If your expenses are higher than the standard Cost of Attendance included on your offer letter, complete and return a 2023-2024 Cost of Attendance Increase Request Form, available in the PilotsUP Portal. Cost of Attendance can be increased for costs such as a computer purchase, health insurance, childcare, etc. Cost of Attendance cannot be increased to cover car payments or mortgage payments. In general, an increase to Cost of Attendance will result in eligibility for additional loans, not gift aid.

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