Cost of Attendance
Looking for how much it may cost to attend WesternU Oregon? Please see the table below for an estimate of the cost of attendance for a first year student:
Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
|Student Body Fee (Year 1)||$40.00||$20.00||$20.00||$80.00|
|Required and Recommended Texts (Approx.)||$680||$680||$1360.00|
|Additional potential expenses:|
|Laptop Personal Computer (Approx.)||$1,000.00|
|Criminal Background Investigation (Approx.)||$60.00|
|Drug Screen (Approx.)||$30.00|
|Registration Late Fee (Per Business Day)||$30.00|
|Late Payment Fee (Per Month)||$50.00|
|Locker Key Replacement Fee||$40.00|
|Official Transcript (Each)||$10.00|
|Rush Transcript, First Class Mail (Each)||$21.00|
|Rush Transcript, Federal Express (Each)||$25.00|
|Student ID Replacement Fee||$10.00|
Note that these cost figures are projections and subject to change. The annual changes are based on a 3% increase annually, however tuition and fees are subject to change.
Clinical expenses start year two and include: required immunizations, background checks, CPR/First Aid certification, site specific fieldwork expenses, capstone expenses, and student AOTA membership.
Applying for Financial Aid
Submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the required first step in receiving financial aid. Our school code is 024827 and the priority deadline for the application is March 2nd of each year.
Student Loan Information
- How Credit Affects Your Loans
- Loan Repayment Information
- Loan Repayment Plans
- Loan Repayment Calculator
- International Student Financial Aid
- WesternU Scholarship Database
- Office of Financial Aid Website
- Financial Aid FAQ page
- Contact the Office of Financial Aid
The best way to reduce your potential loan debt is by applying for scholarships. Many WesternU colleges and programs offer incoming students recruitment scholarships based on the strength of a student’s admissions application and interview, so a separate application is not required. Overall, more than 75 recruitment scholarships totaling nearly $1 million are awarded annually to incoming WesternU students.
Applicants for a degree (non-certificate) program may apply for the WesternU Board of Trustees Scholarship, which provides significant financial assistance for students from lower socio-economic backgrounds who might otherwise find it difficult or impossible to successfully pursue graduate study in the health professions. Eligible students will find additional information on their Application Status Page within Slate.
For currently enrolled WesternU students, the University annually awards more than 300 scholarships totaling more than $1 million through the WesternU Scholarship Portal. Several awards are available to students regardless of academic program, but most scholarships are designated for students within a particular college. Prospective students can search the Portal without signing in to get an idea of the types of scholarships available to current WesternU students.
We also encourage you to utilize the following pages to find non-WesternU scholarships:
- AAMC Scholarship Database – searchable database of state and federal programs available to medical and other health professions students.
- AACOM Minority Student Scholarship – information about a few scholarship programs for new and continuing osteopathic medical students
- WesternU Scholarship Database – searchable database of external scholarship opportunities known to the University
- FastWeb Scholarship Database – scholarship search platform; create a profile and receive customized scholarship recommendations
Service Obligation Scholarships
Students who are committed to serving in one of the following organizations upon graduation may be eligible to apply for scholarship or loan repayment opportunities with that organization:
- Air Force
- Indian Health Service
- National Health Service Corp
- Vet Med Loan Repayment Program
If you reside in one of 10 western states, you may qualify for a WICHE scholarship! WICHE’s Professional Student Exchange Program enables students to enroll in selected out-of-state professional programs usually because those fields of study are not available at public institutions in their home states.