Tuition & Financial Aid

As a public university, we are dedicated to making a high quality, liberal arts and sciences education available to all qualified students. Each year, over 90% of Clark Honors College students receive substantial scholarship support through merit-based and need-based aid packages.

All questions regarding tuition and scholarships should be directed to the UO Office of Financial Aid.

Costs of Attendance

 Oregon Residents  Nonresidents  
  UO Tuition and Fees
  16 credits (4 classes) per term
$11,356  $35,548  
  Honors College Tuition$3,834  $3,834  
  Housing in Global Scholars Hall
  Double-room with sink, and Meal Plan 3
$13,958  $13,958  
  Books and Supplies*$1,122  $1,122  
  Personal Expenses*$1,989  $1,989  
  Transportation*$360  $1,257  
  Estimated Total$32,619  $57,708  

*Estimates Only

Visit the university's "Cost of Attendance" page to learn more.

Honors College Tuition

In the Clark Honors College we keep classes small, with an average of 15 students per class, and no more than 19 students. All of our classes are taught by professors, not graduate students. You will have access to dedicated advising resources, and assistance qualifying for and applying to prestigious national scholarships. We provide social and academic spaces just for honors college students, including a student kitchen and lounge, computer lab with subsidized printing, and honors library. Honors College Tuition (HCT) makes this possible.

HCT will appear on your student billing account each term, except for summer. If you take summer courses, HCT will not be charged. We are able to offer a limited number of Honors College Tuition Scholarships, which are distributed on the basis of demonstrated financial need. See below for complete details.

Housing

The Clark Honors College has its academic home in Chapman Hall, and its residential home in the Global Scholars Hall (GSH). All honors college students who want to live in the Global Scholars Hall are guaranteed a space, and each year between 80-90% choose to do so. However, you are not required to live in GSH.

Questions about the residence halls? Contact University Housing.


Financial Aid

Learn About Scholarships For:

Incoming Student Scholarships

Students who have applied and been accepted to the University of Oregon and the Clark Honors College will receive three separate notifications: 

  • An offer of acceptance from the UO
  • An offer of acceptance from the Clark Honors College
  • A financial aid award from the UO Office of Financial Aid. Financial aid award letters are mailed by April 1.

You will automatically be considered for some scholarships when you apply to the University of Oregon, and you will have to apply separately for others. All award decisions are made by the Office of Financial Aid. Read through the scholarship listings below carefully, and pay attention to deadlines. 


Merit Scholarships

Stamps
Stamps Scholars receive complete tuition, room, and board for 4 years, automatic admission to Clark Honors College, and up to $12,000 in enrichment funds to help them pursue study abroad, unpaid internships, or other experiences.

  • Oregon residents only
  • Minimum 3.85 high school GPA
  • Minimum 1240 (old SAT) or 1310 (new SAT) combined math and critical reading score
  • OR a 28 ACT composite score
  • A separate application is due November 1
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Presidential
Presidential Scholars receive $9,000 per year for 4 years.

  • ​Oregon residents only
  • Minimum 3.85 high school GPA
  • Minimum 1240 (old SAT) or 1310 (new SAT) combined math and critical reading score
  • OR a 28 ACT composite score
  • A separate application is due January 15
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Summit
Oregon resident Summit Scholars receive $6,000 per year for 4 years. Due to the difference in tuition, out-of-state Summit Scholars receive $9,000 per year for 4 years. Summit Scholarships may not be combined with the Apex Scholarship. All applicants will automatically be considered for the Summit if application materials are received by the normal deadline of January 15. Students who receive an International Baccalaureate diploma at the completion of high school may waive the GPA minimum requirement.

  • Available to Oregon residents and Non-residents
  • Minimum 3.80 high school GPA
  • Minimum 1190 (old SAT) or 1260 (new SAT) combined math and critical reading score
  • OR a 26 ACT composite score
  • Have not attended another college after high school graduation
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Apex
Oregon resident Apex Scholars receive $3,000 per year for 4 years. Due to the difference in tuition, out-of-state Apex Scholars receive $4,000 per year for 4 years. Apex Scholarships may not be combined with the Summit Scholarship. All applicants will automatically be considered for the Apex if application materials are received by the normal deadline of January 15. Students who receive an International Baccalaureate diploma at the completion of high school may waive the GPA minimum requirement.

  • Available to Oregon residents and Non-residents
  • Minimum 3.60 high school GPA
  • Minimum 1150 (old SAT) or 1220 (new SAT) combined math and critical reading score
  • OR a 25 ACT composite score
  • Have not attended another college after high school graduation
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General University Scholarships
General University Scholarships range in value from $2,000 to $3,300. Scholarships are awarded for one year only - students are encouraged to reapply each year. All applicants will automatically be considered for these scholarships if application materials are received by the normal deadline of January 15.

  • Available to Oregon residents and Non-residents
  • Minimum 3.50 high school GPA

STUDENT PROFILE - RAVAHN ENAYATI, Class of 2018

Ravahn Enayati

"Because of the Stamps Scholarship money doesn't have to be a limiting factor in my education.

Additionally, it gives me a lot of opportunities to go travel. This last spring break I actually went to Nicaragua through the Holden Center, which provided me an extra lens to view public health on a more international scale - learning about different cultures, learning about the infrastructure that works to help people in different settings. That was a really good life experience, and helped me in my road to hopefully pursue medicine in the future."


Need-Based Scholarships

PathwayOregon
The PathwayOregon program covers all tuition and fees for up to twelve terms over the course of five years, and can be combined with other scholarships to cover remaining costs such as housing and books. All students will automatically be considered for the award if application materials (application form and FAFSA) are received by the normal deadline of January 15.

  • Oregon residents only
  • Have graduated from an Oregon high school in the last two years
  • Minimum 3.40 high school GPA
  • Eligible for a federal Pell Grant as determined by the FAFSA
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Staton
Staton Scholars receive $6,000 per year for 4 years. All students will automatically be considered for the award if application materials (application form and FAFSA) are received by the normal deadline of January 15. 

  • Oregon residents only
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  • Preference for first-generation college students
  • Preference for study in humanities, visual arts, education, or music
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Honors College Tuition Waiver Scholarship
The HC Tuition Waiver Scholarship covers the added cost of honors college tuition for up to twelve terms of study. For the 2016/17 academic year that amount is $3,834 per year. All students will automatically be considered for the award if application materials (application form and FAFSA) are received by the normal deadline of January 15.

  • Available to Oregon residents and Non-residents
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA
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Map Your Future
The Map Your Future Scholarship awards $1,000 towards participation in a University of Oregon approved study abroad program, to be used at any point during the student's undergraduate career.

  • Available to Oregon residents and Non-residents
  • Demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  • A separate application is due May 1

STUDENT PROFILE - MOLLY HOVER, BA '16

Molly Hover

“PathwayOregon is an access point for many students like myself. It's that letter in the mail that says ‘Don't worry.’”

A college degree is a stepping stone to a career. Especially at a liberal arts college like UO and the honors college, it is an opportunity to explore different outlets of study and ways of thought that contribute to one's career."

PathwayOregon covered Molly's tuition and fees for four years, so she could focus on school, and graduate on time.


Diversity Scholarships

Diversity Excellence
Diversity Excellence Scholars receive $6,500 per year, renewable for up to four years as long as the student maintains full-time student status, a minimum 3.0 University of Oregon grade point average, and meets regularly with their scholarship advisor.

  • Academic performance and participation in community activities
  • Preference for students from underrepresented racial or ethnic minorities
  • Preference for Oregon residents
  • Preference for first generation college students and students with demonstrated financial need
  • A separate application is due January 15
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Erickson Scholarship
The Robert J. Erickson Kaiser Permanente Scholarship awards $5,400 per year, renewable for up to four years as long as the student is on track to graduate in four years, and maintains a 3.3 University of Oregon grade point average.

  • Available to Oregon residents and Non-residents
  • Academic accomplishment, demonstrated financial need, and a record of community service
  • Preference for students who are Black/African-American, Hispanic, or Native American
  • A separate application is due March 30
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RJ Hoyman
The RJ Hoyman Scholarship is a one-time award of $2,500.

  • Available to Oregon residents and Non-residents
  • Demonstrated commitment to the LGBTQ community
  • Preference for academic achievement, and first generation college students
  • A separate application is due August 5
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Hesser
The Myrtle Hesser Memorial Scholarship awards $8,000 per year, renewable for up to five years based on continued eligibility.  Contact the Accessible Education Center for further information.

  • Available to Oregon residents and Non-residents
  • Physical disability that significantly impacts the student’s ability to work and attend school, or that incurs significant expense
  • Preference for academic achievement, and demonstrated financial need
  • A separate application is due in late spring

STUDENT PROFILE - NIHARIKA SACHDEVA, Class of 2017

Niharika Sachdeva

"The Diversity Excellence Scholarship (DES) has made college possible for me. It has provided me with more than just money - the academic advisors and resources that the DES provides have helped me succeed.

"Further, the DES has allowed me to network and create bonds with some of the most intelligent students on campus."