Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin


To assist the student in financial planning and in determining eligibility for assistance, the following expenses are taken into consideration: tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, child care costs and personal/miscellaneous expenses. Specific allowable student expense budgets are shown at www.pdx.edu/finaid under Applying for Financial Aid. Note: All tuition and fee costs are subject to change by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. 

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships provides qualified students with financial aid in the form of loans, grants, and student employment.  Underlying the awarding of financial aid at PSU is the nationally accepted philosophy that parents are the primary source responsible for helping dependent students to meet educational costs. The amount of the contribution expected from parents is related directly to a family’s financial strength as reflected by adjusted gross income, number of dependents, allowable expenses, and assets. Both dependent and independent students also have a responsibility to make a reasonable contribution toward their costs from earnings and savings. Financial aid resources serve to supplement these primary resources. Aid eligibility is determined through a federally established formula.

Students should apply annually using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be filed on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov FAFSA on the Web Worksheets are available at high schools or at college financial aid offices.

PSU’s federal school code to be used on the FAFSA is 003216.