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Accepted Students


The Oregon College of Art and Craft community would like to welcome you to OCAC! Congratulations on being admitted and earning this significant accomplishment. Here are the next steps once you’ve been admitted:

1. Pay Deposit
Paying your deposit reserves your spot for the upcoming semester.
Undergraduate Deposit - $250
MFA Craft, MFA Industrial Design, Tuition Deposit - $450
MFA AC+D Tuition Deposit - $350  


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2. Apply for Housing
Submit a housing application ($20) if you want to live in student housing. Housing will be assigned shortly after a roommate survey is taken in May. Student housing is first come, first served.

Other housing options near campus

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3. On-campus Dining Information
Nicoletta's Caffe
Students receive a 10% discount on all regular menu items if they show their student ID card.  Nicoletta’s has a great new student-only menu with items $7 and under, along with a Grab and Go section.

If you have questions about the student-only menu, email

4. Register for Orientation
Orientation takes place on the following dates:
Undergraduate: August 24, 2018
Graduate: August 23, 2018

Classes begin on August 27, 2018. During orientation you’ll meet your peer mentor, the student services team, advisors, and the other students who will be joining you. At orientation you’ll get to know what OCAC is all about!

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5. Finalize Your Loans
Complete your FAFSA at so your money will be ready for you at the start of the semester. If you need help, email

If the US Department of Education selected you for verification, you'll need to complete a few worksheets and submit some documents before you can get your Federal Financial Aid. Everything you need know about the Verification Process is in the links below. If you need help, email

Verification for Dependent Students

Verification for Independent Students

6. Submit Proof of Immunization
Oregon law requires all students to prove that they have immunity to measles. Fill out this form.

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7. Sign Up for Disability Accommodations
If you have a diagnosed disability and need accommodations, begin the process early so that everything will be set up when you arrive. Start the process here.

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8. Request Final Transcript
If you’re finishing school before starting class at OCAC, we need your final grades. Have official transcripts sent to:

Admissions Office
8245 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR 97225


If ordering your transcripts online through a secure delivery service, send them via email to

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9. Register for Classes
New student registration opens in mid April. After you pay your deposit, your academic advisor will contact you to set up an appointment to discuss academic goals and help you get registered for classes.

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10. Get Your Finances in Order
Once you register for classes, you’ll receive your bill for tuition and fees. There are three ways that you can pay this bill:

Make checks out to Oregon College of Art and Craft and mail to:

Business Office
Oregon College of Art and Craft
8245 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225

Credit Card
There will be a standard 3% processing fee charged by the bank. To pay with your credit card, call our business office at 971-255-4231.

Wire Transfer
There is a standard $20 processing fee charged by the bank. 

If the bill is too much for a single payment, a payment plan can be set up with the business office. The payment plan consists of an initial down payment and then a recurring monthly payment to paid by the 15th of every month. Setting up auto payment with your payment plan will remove the processing fee.

A $50 late fee will be added to your bill for late payments.

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11. Health Insurance
Students will automatically be enrolled in our health insurance plan. To opt out of paying for this, provide proof of insurance and fill out this form and send it to

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12. Student Handbook
Check out our Student Handbook for more information.

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