In-state tuition

for enrolled members of the 574 federally recognized Indian Tribes.

Oregon State University announces new policy to grant in-state tuition rates for students who are enrolled members of the 574 Federally Recognized Indian Tribes.

Starting with the fall term 2022, Oregon State University students who are enrolled members of the 574 federally recognized Tribes as included on the Federal Register, shall be considered residents of the state of Oregon for tuition purposes. This policy shall include enrolled members of any Tribes added to the Federal Register in future years.

The policy shall apply to tuition charged for any for-credit course offered at OSU, whether at the undergraduate or graduate level, and as a part of any academic program, including but not limited to degree, certificate, digital badges, or course sequences.

This policy does not qualify nonresident students for financial aid programs administered by the state of Oregon that are available only to residents of Oregon.

Students who are enrolled members of the Nine Tribes of Oregon may also be eligible to enroll in the state of Oregon's newly announced Oregon Tribal Student Grant Program, which provides assistance up to the cost of attendance at Oregon public and private non-profit colleges and universities.

This policy is applicable to all current and new OSU students enrolled beginning in fall term 2022. For currently enrolled students who receive institutional scholarships designated for nonresident students, the total amount of scholarship aid shall not exceed the total direct costs of tuition and fees charged by Oregon State University.

For more information about Oregon State University’s commitment to enrolled members of federally recognized Tribal nations, please see this OSU Presidential Communication, dated Aug. 3, 2022.

Students are responsible for obtaining and submitting appropriate documentation of their enrollment in one of the 574 federally recognized Tribes at the time of their application for admission to OSU, or at the time of applying for the resident tuition rate. Oregon State University will not apply the resident rate retroactively to tuition already paid or balances owed by a student previously enrolled.

Steps to Verification


To receive this benefit, please submit documentation of your tribal enrollment by the residency deadline.


New students who have not begun their coursework at OSU may do this through Beaver Basecamp.


Current students should email [email protected] for instructions on providing documentation of Tribal enrollment.

Enrolled members of the Nine Tribes of Oregon may also be eligible to enroll in the state of Oregon’s recently announced Oregon Tribal Student Grant Program, which provides assistance up to the cost of attendance at Oregon public and private non-profit colleges and universities.