Tuition and Fees

Mandatory fees for online courses differ depending on the class and whether you are an admitted or non-admitted student. In addition to normal tuition and mandatory fees, an online course fee of $25 per credit is added to asynchronous online courses to provide students access to expanded services, including a chat/call center for expedited assistance, extended help desk hours for technical support, and a new campus exam proctoring center. The fee is also used to enrich UO’s online course content by helping faculty create accessible and engaging media.

The best place to find out about specific course fees is the course listing.

For help calculating total costs, visit the Office of the Registrar's Tuition and Fees page.

For questions about the costs and financial aid for online graduate programs please contact the program directly.

Spring 2021 Changes

For the spring 2021 term, students will have the option to select from online, remote, or in-person formats. In advance of the 2020-21 academic year, several of UO’s high-enrollment undergraduate courses were redesigned for online delivery. These courses continue to undergo a rigorous design process to ensure rich interaction and a robust student learning experience. The University of Oregon attaches a $25-per-credit fee to all online courses to pay for instructional design, supporting technology, and the infrastructure of the system. For the spring 2021 term, as we purposefully move targeted high-enrollment courses online to comply with guidelines for physical distancing, we will refund the online fee. This will help ease the transition and minimize the impact for students who need to take a high-enrollment course being offered exclusively online without a remote or face-to-face alternative. The fee will appear on your bill as a charge, but it will be automatically credited back to your account so there is no need to pay the online fee.

Financial Aid

In order to receive financial aid, you must be an admitted University of Oregon student enrolled at least part-time. A full list of eligibility and application requirements is available at the UO Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Most, but not all, financial aid and scholarships will pay for self-support fees. If you are unsure whether your financial aid or scholarship will pay for this course, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 541-346-3221 or

Community Education Program (CEP) students are not eligible for financial aid.