The UO and Clark Honors College are dedicated to making an excellent liberal arts education available to all qualified students. More than 90 percent of CHC students receive scholarship support through merit-based and need-based financial aid packages. 

Below is an estimate of the costs to attend the UO for the academic year, including the CHC differential tuition. 

2023-2024 Undergraduate Costs of Attendance 

UO Costs Residents Nonresidents
Tuition and Fees
Based on typical enrollment for new incoming undergraduates of 15 credits for each of three terms, totaling 45 credits per year.
$15,669 $43,302
Clark Honors College Tuition (2023 Cohort) $3,030 $3,030
On-Campus Living Expenses (Housing and Food)
Based on the average cost of a common type of room and standard meal plan. University of Oregon students live on campus for their freshman year.
$15,840 $15,840
UO Costs Total $34,539 $62,172
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $1,320 $1,320
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $2,460 $2,460
Transportation $432 $1,380
Total estimated cost of attendance, including UO costs and other estimated costs $38,751 $67,332

Honors College Differential Tuition 

To provide the benefits that are available to honors students, Clark Honors College charges differential tuition — additional tuition that enable the CHC to offer an academic and community experience distinct and unique on the University of Oregon campus. 

At Clark Honors College, differential tuition makes it possible to offer students more resources and a unique learning experience that includes: 

  • Small classes with an average of 15 students per class. 
  • Classes taught by professors, not graduate students. 
  • Dedicated advising resources
  • Assistance qualifying for and applying to prestigious national and international scholarships. 
  • Top priority to register for classes before the rest of the university student population. 
  • Social and academic spaces just for Honors College students, including a student lounge, subsidized printing, and an honors library. 
  • Specially-developed CHC coursework to provide students with real-world experiences. 

 For academic year 2023-24, there are five different rates of HC differential tuition: One for students who began prior at UO prior to the implementation of the guaranteed tuition program, and four more for students who are part of the guaranteed tuition program thus far. 

student's first term CHC tuition rate per term
Prior to Fall 2020 ("Continuing students") $1,010.09
2020 Cohort (Summer 2020 to Spring 2021) $987.75 
2021 Cohort (Summer 2021 to Spring 2022) $1,002.56
2022 CSummer 2022 to Spring 2023 $1,007.58
Summer 2023 to Spring 2024 $1,010.09

Note: These rates remain the same for up to five years of attendance. Once a student has paid CHC differential tuition for 12 academic year terms, differential tuition is waived. 

Lateral transfer students will be charged differential tuition based on the year the student academically began at the UO. For example, a UO undergraduate who started in Fall 2019 but joined the CHC in Fall 2020 will be considered a continuing student and not part of the UO 2020 guaranteed tuition cohort. 

Students with high financial need as demonstrated on the FAFSA or ORSAA can qualify for an honors college tuition remission scholarship. To be considered for these scholarships, students submit their FAFSA or ORSAA annually by the priority deadline set by the Office of Financial Aid, which administers this process. If a student has filed a FAFSA or ORSAA, they do not need to contact CHC directly to see whether they will be awarded an honors college tuition remission scholarship.  

Dreamer students, including students who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status or Temporary Protected Status (TPS), as well as other undocumented students who are ineligible to submit a FAFSA may submit an Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA), which is an alternative to the FAFSA. Students who have completed the ORSAA will be automatically considered for the CHC Opportunity Differential Tuition Waiver Program. Waivers will be awarded based on financial need.