Tuition and Fees

Best value | Pacific University prides itself on being competitive in the marketplace and is consistently rated a best value institution in the West. An undergraduate student will normally take a course load ranging from 12 to 18 credits. With this in mind, Pacific University has tailored its tuition to a flat rate for students who take a credit load within that range. The following details below are the costs associated with a Pacific undergraduate education.

Tuition for the 2023 - 2024 academic year


Tuition is split into equal amounts of $26,587 for the Fall Semester and $26,587 for Spring Semester. If you determine you will take fewer than 12 credits in a given semester, you will be billed $2,204 for each credit hour you take.

If you opt to register for more than 18 credits in a semester, you will be charged the flat rate of $53,174 plus an overload charge of $2,204 for each additional credit hour.  An overload will only be allowed with approval from Academic & Career Advising. Contact to seek permission to register for more than 18 credits in Fall or Spring.

To audit a class, tuition is calculated on a per credit hour rate of $450.

Summer Session is optional for students. Tuition is calculated on a per credit hour rate of $500.


A variety of rooms are available for students on campus.  Please view the Housing Office website for information on the types of rooms and rates and the Housing Lottery.


Meal plan options and rates are found on the Housing Office website.

Mandatory Fees

In addition to tuition costs, these fees are associated with your program and help provide a variety of resources to benefit you and your education.

Student Government | $316

The student government fee is used to fund a number of student groups on campus. Student government also provides a wide range of activities and support during the year ranging from Wednesday night movies and live music at lunch to chess and pre-professional organizations. This fee is evenly split into $158 for Fall Term and $158 for Spring Term.

Student Support Services Fee | $380

The student support fee provides services to undergraduate and graduate students, and through an expansion of services, students have access to support structures that help with resources when students are on campus or remote. One example of a recent expansion of services is the new Student Counseling Center 24/7 Support and Crisis Line. On-Campus and remote students will have access to counseling services, learning support services from the Office of Accessibility & Accommodation Servicesstudent support services, remote tutoring, and more. Undergraduate students also have access to academic and career advising on the Forest Grove campus.

This fee is $190 for Fall Term and $190 for Spring Term.

New Student Orientation Fee | $100, or

Transfer Student Orientation Fee | $65

This one-time fee supports transition programs designed specifically to set new students up for success. This includes remote and in-person Orientation services, materials and staffing provided to all incoming undergraduate students before the Fall Semester begins.

Recreation Fee | $102

The recreation fee helps to maintain a top-notch athletic facility on campus for students of all athletic levels and abilities to enjoy. This fee is $51 for Fall Term and $51 for Spring Term.

Technology Fee | $494

The technology fee provides each student with an email account, Internet access, access to multiple PC and Macintosh computer labs on campus and online access to individual student information including class registration, financial aid and his/her student account. The fee is $247 for Fall Term, $247 for Spring Term and $50 for Summer Term (if enrolled in summer).

Medical Insurance | $4,061

A student enrolled in three credit hours (except Psychology Graduate students taking one (1) or more credit hours) is also automatically billed for student medical insurance. If you are already covered by a health insurance program, a waiver must be completed online by the specified deadline. A waiver must be filled out each school year. Deadlines are indicated on the insurance company's website. Premiums will not be refunded for waivers submitted more than 30 days past the due date.

General Deposit | $100

When you enroll at Pacific, $300 of your $400 deposit is applied toward your tuition. The remaining $100 is a general deposit which is refundable after you graduate from Pacific. Within a reasonable amount of time after leaving the institution, the student will receive the full deposit back unless outstanding charges exist.

Graduation Application Fee

 A $100 non-refundable graduation application fee is applied to the student’s account when the Application for Graduation is submitted. Students are charged a single fee for a given degree conferral date, regardless of whether on that date they will earn a single degree, a dual degree, or multiple simultaneous degrees and certificates. No additional fee is charged if a student earns the degree(s) applied for within 12 months of the original application and on a single conferral date.