Financial Aid

Oregon Health & Science University recognizes that students and their families may have difficulty financing postsecondary education. To ensure that all qualified students have an opportunity to attend OHSU, the university provides financial assistance through the Financial Aid Office.

The student financial aid program at OHSU is designed to assist students in meeting their educational costs. The Financial Aid Office thoroughly reviews your application for aid, and the best possible assistance is offered to help cover the costs of attending. There are four general types of financial aid: scholarships, grants, loans and work-study employment. The types of aid you will be awarded will depend on many things, including your program of study and financial need.

Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to the March priority deadline. Paper versions of the FAFSA form are also available on all college campuses, or they can be obtained by contacting OHSU's Financial Aid Office at (503) 494-7800.

The Office of Financial Aid publishes the document 'Financial Aid Explained' which provides detailed information on OHSU's financial aid process, policies and procedures.

Financial Aid Awards to First-Year Students in 2018/2019*

Number of Recipients: 65**
Percentage of Class: 86%

  • Average Award: $71,136
  • Range of Awards: $40,500 - $88,142


  • Average Award: $104,017
  • Range of Awards: $40,500 - $115,412

*Every School of Dentistry student who was eligible for assistance received an award.

**Eighty-two percent of all School of Dentistry students receive financial aid. The School of Dentistry awarded $20,326,765 in financial aid to dental students in the 2018/19 school year.


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