How will tuition rates work for completely remote classes? I am an out-of-state student who pays much higher rates for regular courses as compared to Ecampus/online courses. As a student, remote courses feel very similar to Ecampus courses. I am grateful for the tuition freeze, but I feel that it is unfair for out-of-state students to still incur higher tuition rates for online instruction.

OSU is not adjusting its tuition rates, but is currently working with student leaders to evaluate possible adjustment to incidental student fees. Keep in mind that remote courses and Ecampus courses are not the same, including the per-credit cost.

  • Remote instruction features synchronous classes held at the same time as would occur in person. Faculty provide instruction and labs with remote conferencing.
  • Online learning via Ecampus is asynchronous. Students can engage Ecampus learning at any time, day or night. Ecampus does not feature faculty providing instruction with remote conferencing tools.

Corvallis campus students may take courses specifically offered through Ecampus at Ecampus rates without switching their campus. Additionally, in-state tuition is subsidized via taxes paid by Oregon residents via the legislature. Thus, out-of-state students are not eligible for this subsidy.

Last Modified: 
August 17, 2020