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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, room, board, books, 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 child care, 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 2018-19 academic year is $62,200. You can view your individualized Cost of Attendance in Self Serve Banner.

2018-19 Tuition

Undergraduate Fee
Full-time Undergraduate Fall/Spring Semesters (12 or more credit hours) $22,782/Semester
Part-time Undergraduate Fall/Spring Semesters (1 to 11 credit hours) $1,427/Credit
Undergraduate Summer Semester (1 or more credit hours) $921/Credit
Graduate Fee
College of Arts and Sciences
Masters of Arts in Communication Studies $1,273/Credit
Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry $637/Credit
Master of Fine Arts $637/Credit
School of Business
Master of Business Administration $1,323/Credit
Master of Business Administration in Nonprofit Management $662/Credit
Master of Science in Finance $1323/Credit
Master of Science in Operations and Technology Management $1323/Credit
School of Engineering
Master of Engineering $1,273/Credit
Master of Biomedical Engineering $1,273/Credit
School of Education
Master of Arts in Teaching $955/Credit
Doctor of Education/Educational Specialist $787/Credit
Master of Education $637/Credit
Master of Arts in Education $637/Credit
Education Certificates (Post-Baccalaureate; Post-Master's) $637/Credit
School of Nursing
Master of Science $1,221/Credit
Doctor of Nursing Practice $1,221/Credit

2018-19 Fees

Assessment Fee
Professional Tuition (Business, Engineering, Nursing, Education*) $50/Credit

Student Activities Fee (Full-time undergraduate students, Fall/Spring)

$95/Semester

Health and Counseling Fee (Full-time undergraduate students, Fall/Spring)

$75/Semester
Health Insurance
- Undergraduate full-time students (can be waived)
- Graduate students

$1,159/Semester 
$1,535.50/Semester 
Private Music Lessons $300/Credit
Laboratory/Workshop Fees Varies

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

2018-19 Room

Room Type Fee
Double Room/Double Occupancy $4,728/Semester
Double Room/Single Occupancy $6,060/Semester
Triple Room/Triple Occupancy $4,728/Semester
Single Room/Single Occupancy $5,444/Semester
Amenities Fee $190/Semester
Off-Campus* (Estimated, Varies) $3,582/Semester

*Students living with parents may have $639 included in their cost of attendance to cover room costs.

2018-19 Meal Plans

Type Fee
Meal Plan 1 - 1,695 Dining Points/Semester $1,695/Semester
Meal Plan 2 - 1,894 Dining Points/Semester $1,859/Semester
Meal Plan 3 - 2,067 Dining Points/Semester $1,997/Semester
Meal Plan 4 - 3,110 Dining Points/Semester $2,980/Semester
Off Campus* (Estimated/Varies) $923/Semester

*Students living with parents may have $626 included in their cost of attendance to cover meal costs.

2018-19 Other Expenses

Other expenses are estimated and vary from student to student.

Expense Fee
Books $375/Semester
Loan Fees Varies
Personal Expenses $486/Semester
Transportation $379-$549/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 award letter, complete and return a 2018-19 Cost of Attendance Increase Request Form, available in the PilotsUP Portal. Cost of Attendance can be increased for costs such as health insurance, child care, 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.