Financial Aid, Tuition, and Student Accounts

Office of Financial Aid 

For all questions regarding financial aid, please visit the Office of Financial Aid

  • How do I apply for Financial Aid? 

    • Complete the FAFSA (www.FAFSA.gov). Summer is the first semester in UP's aid year, so verify the completion of the correct FAFSA for the correct aid year
    • Students will be awarded a financial aid package after they are admitted and are registered in at least 5 graduate credits (half-time)/semester
      • Note: there are some programs who get awarded before registration since their academic plan is known 
    • Once a student receives their award notification, they can start the applicable Loan Application Procedures 
    • When determining how much to borrow, students are encouraged to use the Graduate Out of Pocket Expense Calculator 
  • What are the types of aid available to me as a graduate student? 

    • Direct Unsubsidized Loan
    • Direct Graduate PLUS Loan
    • Alterative Loan (form private lender)
    • Scholarships
      • The Graduate School does not award merit based scholarships to graduate students 
      • Departmental scholarships are awarded by the schools to eligible students 
      • All students are encouraged to apply for outside scholarships
    • Monthly Payment Plan
      • Available fall/spring semesters and administered through Student Accounts

Office of Student Accounts

All students assume financial responsibility for all costs incurred as a result of enrollment at the University of Portland as well as to be aware of their account balance and financial aid information. To ensure receipt of all University correspondence in a timely manner, please be sure your address is updated at all times. 

For information on tuition and fees, see our 2019-20 Tuition and Fees Page

For detailed information regarding tuition, please visit the Office of Student Accounts

How can students stay informed of their responsibilities?

  •  Read emails sent by the Office of Student Accounts and the Office of Financial Aid regarding important deadlines

  •  Review the "Tuition and Fees" portion of the University Bulletin

  •  Be aware of the refund policy and deadlines for dropping courses or withdrawing from the University

  • Communication is key. Contact the Office of Student Accounts and/or Office of Financial Aid as soon as you are aware of any payment issues or if you have questions. Do not wait until a deadline has passed before asking for help!