2020-2021 Tuition and Fees

Please read the information below in the tables for a detailed explanation of estimated tuition and fees at Western Oregon University.  All fees are estimates and based on a full academic year, which consists of 3 terms or quarters (9 months).  Actual tuition billing may vary based on number of credits taken and any associated course fees.  You can find more information regarding the cost of attendance here.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition & Fees (Undergraduate) $28,956 15 credit hours + fees per term = $9,652 term per year.
Tuition & Fees (Graduate) $25,104 9 credit hours + fees per term = $8,368 term per year.


One Year Estimated Living Expenses

Books and Supplies $1,200 The living cost at WOU is estimated at about $15,856 per student per year. The cost of books, transportation and personal expenses may vary substantially by individual, however.
Room and Board

$10,803 on-campus

$10,260 off-campus

Transportation and Personal $2,487
Mandatory International Health Insurance $1,900

Annual 09/01/2019 – 08/31/2020, all international students. See link for details:


Dependents (Spouse or Children) $2,000/year for spouse + $7,986 for health insurance $2000/year per child + $3,862/year per child for health insurance Contact the OIED if you are interested in bringing a dependent on an F-2 or J-2 visa.


New Applicant Fees

Application Fee $60 (Application) $80 (Express shipping overseas) One time fee, all applicants. ($60 application fee and optional $80 International Express mailing fee)
Matriculation Fee



One time fee, all new and transfer undergraduate students

One time fee, all graduate students

Portland Airport (PDX) Pick-up Fee (optional) $70 Each trip per person. (Fee is billed to WOU account)
Salem Pick-up Fee (optional) $30 Each trip per person. (Fee is billed to WOU account)
Temporary Housing Fee (optional) Depends on placement New students should be prepared to pay for temporary housing in cash or credit card before moving into the residence halls or finding an apartment.


Other Fees

Other Fees Varies Additional fees may include but are not limited to: add/drop fees, classroom fees, parking fees, pharmaceutical/medicine or immunizations, library fines, interest if a bill is not paid on time, etc.

*All tuition and fees are subject to change annually without notice.

How to Wire Transfer Funds to WOU

Oregon University System Wire transfer information

Beneficiary Name: Oregon State Treasury
Bank Name and Address: US Bank 302 State Street Salem, OR 97301, USA
Bank Account Number: 153695031051
Purpose or Description: WOU/Student Name/Student ID Number (V#)*
WOU Contact: Katie Rupp – Cashier’s Office 503-838-8291

Please indicate the student’s V# (admission number on the admission letter) when wire transferring funds to WOU.

Please note that funds that are wire transferred into a student’s WOU account can only be used towards the student’s tuition, not personal expenses.

Please note!

We do not encourage, expect or require students to obtain services from private recruitment agencies. Please know that WOU receives no profit or financial gain from any agencies or organizations.

Students from the People’s Republic of China, please be aware that Chinese law prescribes limits on what private agencies can legally charge an applicant.



International Office

(503) 838-8425 | or e-mail: global@wou.edu  | Location: Maaske Hall 106
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