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Tuition & Financial Aid


OCAC has announced three full ride scholarships that will be awarded to incoming students for the 2017-2018 school year. For more information on these and other scholarships and the application requirements, please click here.


Financial planning is an essential part of the college application process. At Oregon College of Art and Craft we want to make funding your education as easy as possible. OCAC offers a comprehensive merit scholarship and need-based financial aid program. OCAC scholarships and grants range from $2,000 to up to full tuition for four years of study for undergraduates.  In 2016, the average financial award for new BFA students was over $12,000. 


For prospective graduate students for the MFA in Craft program, a tuition and financial aid handout is available for download.


In addition to institutional awards, the College offers assistance through the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), the Federal Work Study Program, Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, PLUS loans for parents, and alternative loans.

For state-sponsored grants and scholarships students should contact their state education agency to learn about state-sponsored aid programs and corresponding deadline information. Oregon residents are eligible to apply for the Oregon Opportunity Grant Residents of the state or Oregon as well as California residents residing in Siskiyou County are eligible to apply for aid through the Ford Family Foundation

To be considered for need-based aid, including federal aid and the College’s own institutional need-based grants, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be filed online at Oregon College of Art and Craft FAFSA code is 030073.


Estimated Tuition And Fees  
TUITION $31,500
STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE $730 (includes Tri-Met Transportation Pass)
STUDIO FEES $930 (Estimated; based on number of courses registered for)
Estimated Personal Living Expenses  
ROOM AND BOARD $9,900 (Based on 9 months off-campus)
BOOKS AND SUPPLIES $1,800 (Estimate, varies depending on year and major)
FEDERAL LOAN FEES $200 (If student receives federal student loans)


*In addition, health insurance coverage is required. The college's plan for one year is $1,930. Students may waive out by providing proof of coverage. A Studio Safety Equipment Fee of $40 is a one time only charge to students at the beginning of their first semester at Oregon College of Art and Craft.



Click here to access the net price calculator, a free tool designed to help first time freshmen and their families estimate financial aid options and costs for Oregon College of Art and Craft. These figures are based on 2017-18 full-time estimated cost of attendance and financial aid awarding. Please be sure to complete the entire process to ensure the best possible results. This information is an estimate only. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at or 971-255-4192.


Regulations implemented by the United States Department of Education require public and non-profit institutions that participate in federal financial aid programs to report certain information about their non-degree educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. For Oregon College of Art and Craft, the new regulations pertain to students enrolled in our undergraduate certificate and post baccalaureate certificate programs.


Oregon College of Art and Craft accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards, debit cards, personal checks and bank checks. A deferred tuition payment plan is available to qualified students by contacting OCAC's Bursar directly at

Please refer to the Student Handbook for Office of the Bursar information. The following billing-related forms may be downloaded in pdf format:

Confidential Release, Duplicate Statement, Contact Information Change, Payment FormInsurance Summary.