Oregon State University

Cost and Financial Assistance

Trust and following verbal directionsOutside the Box is funded by student fees and tax-deductible donations. Tuition for full-day participation is $450.

Some courses require additional material or lab fees to be paid by the participant. These fees will be indicated in the course descriptions.

A $25 service fee must accompany late applications, paperwork, and payments.

Lunch options available:


  1. students may purchase the 10-day lunch ticket for $70.00
  2. they may bring their own lunch and pay a $10 beverage. .
  3. students may bring their own lunch and beverage with no charge. All Outside the Box students eat together in a university residence dining center.

Financial Assistance

Funds are solicited annually from foundations, organizations, businesses, and individuals to support students applying for assistance, but are limited. Financial assistance is awarded based on an applicant's needs and the total amount of funds obtained. Families are encouraged to assist in soliciting their own sources of support. Personal contacts made by individuals are often more successful than contacts made by a program. To apply for financial assistance from Outside the Box, please submit this form.

To make a tax-deductible donation to support financial assistance contact dennis.hickey@oregonstate.edu.

Contact Info

Dennis Hickey, Coordinator

Precollege Programs for TAG Youth
Oregon State University
110 Snell Hall
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
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