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FAFSA Myths Busted

We sometimes find that students don’t fill out the FAFSA because they think they’re not eligible, won’t get any financial aid, that it’s too complicated, or that it only impacts federal aid. We’ve busted these myths and more. Filling out the FAFSA has many benefits. Fill it out now so you don’t risk missing out free money or low-interest student loans!

Living On-Campus at Portland State

As a parent of a college student, I know firsthand that affordability is important to our students and families. Ondine, home to University Success and Victor's Dining Hall, is one of our most affordable options on campus.  First year students live on their own floors of the building in units with private bathrooms.  Most first year students have a roommate, but students may designate a preference for a single room when signing up.

Grading, Transcripts, and AP/IB Score Evaluation During COVID-19

If you are a high school senior, we know you are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of COVID-19. We know that many of you are concerned because your school has been closed, classes modified, exams canceled, or grading structures changed, in addition to what would normally be an exciting time turned into something difficult. Portland State University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions is open and committed to providing guidance for concerned students and families regarding their status with Portland State.

Admitted Student Questions: COVID-19 Response

We know you have a lot of questions around the coronavirus. We are here to help. This remains a challenging time for all of us and we appreciate the spirit with which the PSU community has continued to adapt. We will continue to monitor guidance from public health officials and the governor’s office.

Admitted Student Questions: Student Life

Life as a college student is unlike anything else. Besides the growth you will experience academically, you will get to know the paths you want to explore for the rest of your life. The best way to find these paths is to get involved with your university. Here are the most recent questions we’ve received around student life at Portland State University.


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1800 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
503-725-3511 or 800-547-8887, ext. 5-3511

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