transfers finish free

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transfer students are a big part of what we stand for at psu, and we are proud to offer them a generous level of financial support.

if you are an eligible oregon resident, you can finish your degree at psu and pay no standard tuition and fees through our transfers finish free program. this exceptional program is just one of many ways we make transferring to psu easy and affordable, so you can achieve your goals.

transfers finish free is an institutional aid program that covers standard tuition and mandatory fees for eligible oregon transfer students who enroll full-time. initial awards are calculated at 15 credit hours per term and the amount is finalized at the end of the second week of the term when registration closes.

differential tuition and fees are assessed separately for certain academic programs and students are responsible for covering those additional charges. 

transfers finish free money does not cover room and board, books and supplies, transportation, personal expenses or the one-time matriculation fee.


students must meet all of the requirements below:

  • oregon resident
  • admissible to psu as a transfer student
  • 2.5 cumulative transferable gpa
  • pell grant-eligible according to fafsa (those who have exhausted their lifetime pell eligibility prior to matriculation are not eligible.)
  • first-time psu student
  • enroll full-time (12 to 15 credits per term) 
  • start in fall term

review the official transfers finish free policy for more details on eligibility.


june 15

august 1

  • deadline to submit final transcripts demonstrating a 2.5 cumulative, transferable gpa
  • accept all state and federal grants*

*students who can't meet the august 1 deadline for accepting state and federal grants must notify the psu admissions office by august 1

transfers finish free notification

students will be notified that they are enrolled in the transfers finish free program via email and their financial award. students who are enrolled in the transfers finish free program, but whose other grants and scholarships cover their standard tuition and mandatory fees may receive transfers finish free money from portland state university if their grants and scholarships do not cover the full cost of standard tuition and mandatory fees.

the one-time matriculation fee is not covered by the transfers finish free program.

maintaining transfers finish free

students who are in the transfers finish free program may continue receiving it throughout their undergraduate education (up to 12 consecutive terms of full-time enrollment—summer term is not included in the program) by maintaining a minimum 2.0 cumulative gpa, remaining eligible for the pell grant and completing the fafsa each year by february 1.