Tuition and Fees

Please read the information below the tables for a detailed explanation of tuition and fees at Western Oregon University.


Tuition & Fees (Undergraduate) $22,617 12 credit hours per term = $7,539 term per year.
Tuition & Fees (Graduate) $21,618 9 credit hours per term = $7,206 term per year.

 2018-2019 Year Estimated Living Costs

Books and Supplies $1,299 The living cost at WOU is estimated at about $10,608-$13,875 per student per year. This is because the cost of books, transportation, and personal expenses varies greatly by individual.
Room and Board $10,389 on-campus

$6,900 off-campus

Transportation and Personal $2,430
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 $350


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 a credits card before moving into the residence halls or finding an apartment.

 Recurring Fees

Revolving Service Plan Charge Fee $12 If all tuition and fees are not paid by the first Friday (5PM) of each term, this fee must be paid.
Health Center Fee $139 Each term, all students.
Mandatory International Health Insurance $1,800-$8,300 Annual 09/01/2018 – 08/31/2019, all international students. Prices vary by age see link for details:

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.

*Additional fees may include but are not limited to: classroom fees (if required by particular classes), class add/drop fees, as well as interest fees for bills that are past due.

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 the 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:  | Location: Maaske Hall 106