Estimated Expenses

Exchange Visitor scholars must have sufficient finances to support themselves and any dependents for their entire stay in the United States. Funding must cover the costs of the program, fees, housing and living expenses, and mandatory health insurance coverage.

Actualy costs for attending Oregon State may be higher. The minimum amount of funding that is considered sufficient for support at Oregon State is:

$1,200 / month            scholar

$1,620 / month            scholar + 1 dependent 

$ +420 / month            each additional dependent

Estimate of Expenses and Fees to Consider for Oregon State University: 2013-2014

The figures listed below are estimates and used for budgeting purposes only.

Room and Board $1,175 This amount is an average figure based on double occupancy for campus and off-campus living arrangements.
Miscellaneous and Personal $286 This is an estimate of what you might spend on personal items, clothing, cell phone, recreation, and travel.
Required Health Insurance
$80 to over $150 Cost of health insurance may vary by provider and length of coverage. The Department of State (DOS) requires that ALL J-1 Exchange Visitors have medical insurance in effect for themselves and any dependents in J-visa status for the duration of their stay in the United States.

Additional costs you may need to budget for depending on your program/situation are bench mark fees, immigration application fees, tuition, conferences, additional dependent costs, travel, and other costs. These costs vary by program, sponsor, and scholar. Check with your sponsoring department about additional fees.