2022-23 University Catalog 
    
    Mar 28, 2023  
2022-23 University Catalog

Admissions and Financial Aid



Office of Admissions

Klamath Falls, College Union, 1st Floor; Portland Metro Student Services, 1st Floor
800-422-2017 (toll free)
(541) 885-1150
(541) 885-1024 (fax)
oit@oit.edu
www.oit.edu/admissions

The Oregon Tech Admissions Office is located on the first floor of the College Union on the Klamath Falls campus and in the Student Services wing of the first floor of the Portland Metro campus building. Open weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm, its primary functions are to help prospective students investigate and evaluate Oregon Tech, to manage applications for admission and to assist applicants with the enrollment process. The Admissions Office operates with the cooperation and support of the entire campus community. Admissions welcomes visiting students and their families for daily tours, and sessions with admissions counselors, coaches, and other staff. Oregon Tech hosts several campus preview events and admitted students events annually. For event dates or to register for an event, please visit www.oit.edu/visit or call (541) 885-1150 or (800) 422-2017 for the Klamath Falls campus or 503-821-1250 for the Portland Metro campus. For the hearing impaired please call the TTY number (541) 885-1072.

Admission requirements apply to all applicants of Oregon Tech. All students who wish to enroll in more than eight credits in a term, receive financial aid and/or graduate from Oregon Tech must apply and be accepted for admission. Applications for general admission are processed on the Klamath Falls campus regardless of the campus location for the student.

Application Deadlines

The priority application deadline for maximum scholarship and financial aid consideration each fall term is March 1st. Oregon Tech accepts applications on a rolling basis, but students must have a complete application on file in Admissions three weeks prior to the first day of classes as follows:

2022-2023 Application Deadlines
Fall Term September 7, 2022
Winter Term December 19, 2022
Spring Term March 13, 2023
Summer Term June 5, 2023
2023-2024 Application Deadlines
Fall Term September 6, 2023
Winter Term December 18, 2023
Spring Term March 11, 2024
Summer Term June 3, 2024

Applications

Applications for admission are available online at www.oit.edu/apply. A complete application consists of an application for admission, application fee, official transcripts, and other required documentation depending on the type of applicant (see Admission Eligibility Requirements).

Students who were previously enrolled but have stopped out more than four terms must submit an application for re-admission. Previously admitted students that did not enroll need to submit a new application. Applications can be found at www.oit.edu/apply.

Students who have not yet registered for classes who wish to change their entry term, major, or campus can do so by contacting the Admissions Office at oit@oit.edu or 541-885-1150.

Students who wish to take eight credits or less per term may submit a non-degree seeking student application. Alternatively, students may submit the appropriate first-year or transfer application and enroll part time. Please note, non-degree seeking students are ineligible for financial aid Applications are available online at www.oit.edu/apply.

International students must complete an application for admission at www.oit.edu/apply. International students seeking enrollment through an approved exchange program must complete the International Exchange Application. For more information about Oregon Tech’s international exchange program please go to www.oit.edu/international.

The following majors require a secondary application process after students are granted general admission to Oregon Tech.

  • Medical Laboratory Science (OHSU/Portland-Metro)
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Dental Hygiene (Klamath Falls, Salem)
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technology
  • Nursing (with OHSU/Klamath Falls)
  • Paramedic/EMT (OHSU/Portland-Metro)
  • Radiologic Science
  • Respiratory Care
  • Vascular Technology

Each program has its own application process, requirements, and deadlines. Details are outlined on the departmental pages of this catalog.

Application Procedures

Every applicant must complete the following steps to be considered for Admission to Oregon Tech:

*All offers of admission are contingent upon submission of satisfactory final official transcripts prior to enrollment*

  1. Complete the appropriate application found at www.oit.edu/apply or at commonapp.org (for first year freshman applicants only).
  2. Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee. Some students may qualify for an application fee waiver. Please visit www.oit.edu/apply for more information.
  3. First year applicants do not need to submit official high school transcripts when submitting the application, but will be required to provide an official high school transcript upon graduating from high school, and before enrolling at Oregon Tech. GED students will need to submit official GED test results.
  4. Transfer students need to send official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended or received credit from if applying as a transfer student. A final high school transcript is not required if a student has received more than 24 transferable semester credits or 36 transferable quarter credits from a regionally accredited institution. Students who have less than 24 semester credits or 36 quarter credits must submit their final high school transcript or GED scores.

*All official documents must be sent to the Oregon Tech Admissions Office and become property of Oregon Tech*

Admission and registration may be cancelled if a student fails to submit required documentation in a complete and satisfactory order.

Some online degree completion programs have additional eligibility requirements. Please visit www.oit.edu/online/evf to determine your eligibility.

Some Oregon Tech programs do not have sufficient space to enroll all qualified applicants. Oregon Tech reserves the right to offer the most qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis, or through a combination of these two strategies.

Not upon admission, but prior to registration, all students must have a complete health form showing adequate immunizations on file with the Student Health Center. For more information, please see the Student Health section of this catalog. Students enrolled in 6 credits or less per term are exempt.

Social Security Number Disclosure and Consent Statement

Students are requested to provide, voluntarily, a Social Security Number (SSN) to assist Oregon Tech in developing, validating, or administering predictive tests and assessments; administering student aid programs; improving instruction; internally identifying students; student parking; collecting student debts; or comparing student educational experiences with subsequent workforce experiences. By providing a Social Security Number, students consent to the uses identified above. This request is made pursuant to ORS 351.070 and 351.085. Provision of a Social Security Number and consent to its use is not required and, if a student chooses so, will not be denied any right, benefit or privilege provided. Applicants may enter a series of zeros (000-00-0000) on their admission application in place of their actual SSN. Students should be aware, by not providing their SSN they will not be eligible to receive federal student aid or some university scholarships.

Additionally, applicants should be aware that Oregon Tech is required to obtain a Social Security Number to file certain returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the applicant to receive a 1098T and to furnish a statement. The returns that Oregon Tech must file contain information about qualified tuition and related expenses. Privacy Act Notice: Section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code requires students to give a correct SSN to persons who must file information returns with the IRS to report certain information. The IRS uses the SSN for identification purposes and to help verify the accuracy of tax returns. For more information, refer to IRS code 6050S.

Admission Requirements

First-Year Admission

Effective 2021-2022, Oregon Tech will admit first year applicants based on an unweighted College-Preparatory GPA with no requirement to submit standardized test scores such as the ACT, SAT, AP, or IB. The college-prep GPA will be recalculated based upon 15 courses, including a required fourth year of math that uses Algebra II as a prerequisite. Students may be deficient in no more than two courses, unless the two courses are combined in Math and Lab Science. While there is no minimum ACT or SAT score, nor are score submissions required for admission review, scores may be used to meet course deficiencies and for placement purposes at the time of enrollment. Deficiencies are courses not taken or courses in which a grade of D or F was earned. Repeat courses may be used to replace grades. Applicants older than 22 are exempt from the college-prep course requirements as well as students who have taken the GED. Merit-based scholarships awarded at the time of admission will use cumulative high school GPA. 

For first-year admission, students must meet entrance requirements adopted by the State Board of Higher Education in Oregon. Applicants who are enrolled in or who have graduated from regionally accredited high schools must:

  1. Report subjects and grades on the application. Unless requested to do so by the Admissions Office, please do not submit transcripts. An official, final high school transcript with the graduation date will be required before registering for classes.
  2. Applicants must satisfactorily (grade of C- or above) complete at least 15 units (one year is equal to one unit) of college preparatory work in the following areas unless they graduated from high school prior to spring 1985. Applicants will be reviewed for admission on the following: 

  • English (4 units). Shall meet one of the following: four years of high school English (composition/literacy-based).  or one Ttransferable three-credit or four-credit college English courses may be substituted, one for one, for one year of high school English . 

  • Mathematics (4 units). Shall meet one of the following: four years of high school math courses, including one year each of Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II, and an advanced class for which Algebra II is a prerequisite.Transferrable three-credit or four-credit college Math courses may be substituted, one for one, for one year of high school math.  

  • Social Science (2 units). Shall meet two of the following from: History/Social Studies (Oone year high school American History, or one transferable three-credit or four-credit college American History course); and; oOne year high school social science (such as African/Asian/South American/European history, world history, economics, sociology, geography, government, psychology, or anthropology) ; or one transferable three-credit or four-credit college social science course. 

  • Laboratory Science (3 units). Shall meet one of the following:T three years of high school laboratory science (one year each of biology, chemistry, and earth science, or physics. An integrated science class may be substituted for one required course); Transferrable three-credit or four-credit college laboratory science courses may be substituted, one for one, for one year of high school science. two-year high school laboratory science (biology, chemistry, earth science or physics); three transferable four-credit college lab sciences courses (one semester each of biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics). An integrated science or advanced level science class may be substituted for one required course. 

  • Career and Technical Education or Fine Art (1 unit). One year or a combination of high school fine arts or Career and Technical Education (CTE) or one transferable three-credit or four-credit college fine arts course. 

  • Academic Elective (1 unit). Shall meet one of the following: One year of high school courses such as computer science, STEM, engineering, or other college prep-course that may fall within any of the above subjects.

   3.Applicants who are applying based on GED scores must submit official GED test scores. A minimum overall score of 680 with scores of 170 or higher in each subject is required for admission. Special admission may         be offered to those scoring no less than 150 on the Reasoning Through Language Arts and Social Studies test; no lower than 160 on the Science test; and no lower than 170 on the Mathematics Reasoning test. GED         tests taken between 2002 and 2014 must have a minimum composite score of 500 with a minimum score of 410 in each subject. Tests taken prior to 2002 must have a minimum composite score of 50 with a minimum         score of 41 in each subject. GED applicants can request official test scores from the Department of Education from the state in which the test was taken, Test scores must be sent to the Admissions Office.

Transfer Admission

A transfer student is one who has previously earned credits at another regionally accredited college or university. A student must have earned at least 36 college-level credit hours (24 semester credits) to be admitted based on his/her college record alone. Students with fewer than 36 college-level credit hours (24 semester credits) will be reviewed on college and high school coursework.

  1. Transfer applicants must have a cumulative 2.25 GPA or better in college level classes unless they hold an Oregon Transfer Module (OTM) or an associate or bachelor’s degree, in which case, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required. 

  2. To be admitted to Oregon Tech, transfer applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English and Math by completing the equivalent of Math 95 (Intermediate Algebra) or higher and WRI 115 (Introduction to Writing) or higher with grades of “C-” or better. 

  3. Applicants who do not have an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree must have at least 36 college-level credits to be reviewed on college coursework alone. If more than 10 percent of an applicant’s credits are in Physical Education, credits beyond the 10 percent threshold will not be counted toward meeting GPA requirements. 

  4. Applicants must be eligible to re-enroll in the previously attended institution(s). 

Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must be submitted for consideration.

Applicants who have earned fewer than 36 quarter or 24 semester hours of college-level work must also provide high school transcripts or GED scores. Admission will be based on both high school and transfer GPA and subject requirements. Students who have completed fewer than 12 transferable quarter credits (8 semester) must meet freshman admission requirements. Students who have not completed 12 college credits within six months of graduating high school must submit the first-year application for admission.

Acceptance of vocational/technical courses may be granted after registration if the student’s administering department finds that vocational/technical courses have satisfied certain bachelor’s degree requirements. In all cases, course and/or department prerequisites will be enforced.

The transferability of credits earned at Oregon Tech is at the discretion of the receiving college, university, or other educational institution. Students considering transferring to any institution should not assume that credits earned at Oregon Tech will be accepted by the receiving institution. Similarly, the ability of a degree, certificate, diploma, or other academic credential earned at Oregon Tech to satisfy an admission requirement of another institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Accreditation does not guarantee credentials or credits earned at Oregon Tech will be accepted by or transferred to another institution. To minimize the risk of having to repeat coursework, students should contact the receiving institution for evaluation and determination of transferability of credits and/or acceptability of degrees, diplomas, or certificates earned.

Transfer Articulation Agreements

Oregon Tech is dedicated to enhancing partnerships with regional community colleges. One important way of doing this is by forming articulation agreements. An articulation agreement is an officially approved agreement that matches coursework between schools. These agreements are designed to help students make a seamless transition when transferring to Oregon Tech. Articulation agreements give students a clear understanding of what courses will transfer to Oregon Tech and satisfy requirements for their major while minimizing overlap or repeat of courses. Some agreements accept an associate degree in its entirety while other agreements outline specific courses to take as a student plans for transfer. Students should inform the Admissions Office and their academic department advisor when they are utilizing an articulation agreement.

A list of articulation agreements can be found online at www.oit.edu/articulations; students may search by Oregon Tech major or by transfer institution. Questions regarding these agreements may be directed to the students’ academic department or the Office of Academic Agreements.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

A non-degree seeking student may not enroll in more than eight credits per term at Oregon Tech at the graduate and undergraduate level, must not have been previously enrolled as a degree seeking student, and is not eligible for financial aid. Out-of-state residents are subject to non-resident tuition and fees if enrolling in more than 6 credits. A tuition and fee schedule can viewed online (www.oit.edu/college-costs/tuition-fees). College-level classes taken as a non-degree seeking student may be used toward Oregon Tech graduation requirements upon completion of the admission as a degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate student. Credits may be transferred to other institutions. Enrollment as a non-degree seeking student does not guarantee future admission to Oregon Tech. To enroll at Oregon Tech as a non-degree seeking student, submit the Non-Degree Seeking Application (www.oit.edu/apply) at least one week prior to enrollment. Oregon Tech reserves the right to deny enrollment to those who seek non-degree seeking status.

Admission to Programs with Clinical or Practicum Requirements

It is important that prospective students understand that admission to those programs that have clinical or practicum requirements:

  1. Is selective.
  2. Will be granted after consideration of an applicant’s ability to assume professional responsibility for clients, patients or students served by the program; and may be denied to any student with a record of past criminal behavior or psychiatric illness, which bears upon the student’s ability to fulfill clinical or practicum responsibilities.

Students seeking admission to online degree completion programs in Radiologic Science, Vascular Technology, Echocardiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or Respiratory Care, must meet all regular admission requirements and be registered professionals working in their chosen field. This will ensure access to clinical sites as required in these programs. For more information, contact the Online Education Office.

International Student Admission

Oregon Tech welcomes international students as applicants and as vital members of our campus community. In addition to the application and $50 application fee, the following documents must be sent to the Admissions Office:

  1. Official transcripts, in English or with an accompanying official translation, of all high school and post-high school institutions attended.
  2. An official credential evaluation from an Oregon Tech-approved credential service for all coursework completed at a post-secondary institution outside the United States. Examples include the Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (www.ece.org) and World Education Services (www.wes.org). 
  3. Official English proficiency test scores from one listed:
    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum internet-based score of 68
    2. English Language Testing System exam (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6
    3. Duolingo English Test (www.englishtest.duolingo.com) with a minimum score of 95.
  4. A completed Statement of Financial Responsibility form, indicating the necessary financial resources in U.S. dollars to support yourself while enrolled. This form can be found at www.oit.edu/admissions/international-students/i20
  5. A letter, if appropriate, from parents and/or sponsors indicating the amount of financial support they will provide in U.S. dollars.
  6. Documentation showing that you, your parents and/or your sponsors have adequate financial resources to meet your expenses while enrolled at Oregon Tech. Examples include official bank statements, tax forms and letters of employment showing annual earnings.

A completed health history and immunization form must be submitted. In addition to the health requirements that need to be fulfilled before registration; international students must have at least one documented MMR vaccine on file at the Integrated Student Health Center prior to the student attending any classes (per OAR 333-050-0130). Also, students from countries identified as high risk for tuberculosis (most countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Russia) are required to complete a TB screening upon entrance to Oregon Tech. This may include a TB skin test and/or a chest x-ray. This can be done at the Integrated Student Health Center if records are not available. Please refer to the Integrated Student Health Center section of this catalog for health history and immunization requirements and questions.

Exchange Student Admission

Oregon Tech welcomes exchange students through multiple exchange partnership agreements. Students at partner institutions work with an advisor at their “home” campus to meet the requirements of Oregon Tech’s international exchange application process. It is recommended that exchange students begin the exchange application process at least nine months prior to the planned date of entry. This allows ample time for submission of documents that the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services requires Oregon Tech to collect before we can issue the I-20 form used to secure a F-1 visa.

Admission Exceptions

The Admissions Committee and Director of Admissions retain the right to make exceptions to the specified requirements for admission or add stipulations to certain offers of admission. For additional information, contact the Director of Admissions.

Bring Your Own Device

Both the Klamath Falls and Portland-Metro campuses are now designated as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) campuses. This allows students the flexibility to use Oregon Tech licensed applications on their own laptops rather than from stationary computers in computer labs. Investments have been made in remote technologies to give students the freedom to work with Oregon Tech applications from their own computer in class, outside of the class, on-campus or off-campus.

Registration

Registration events for new students occur prior to the start of each fall term. All students new to the Klamath Falls campus must participate in a Klamath Falls Registration program and all students new to the Portland-Metro campus must participate in Portland-Metro’s Orientation & Registration program. In addition to placement, students will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor to plan their academic schedule, register for classes, set up Oregon Tech computer and email accounts, receive their university ID card and learn how to make a successful transition to Oregon Tech. Students are encouraged to attend an early registration event rather than waiting to register at the beginning of a term. Visit www.oit.edu/newwings or contact the Admissions Office at (541) 885-1150 or oit@oit.edu for more information. New students for winter, spring, and summer terms will be contacted by their advisor to schedule an advising and registration appointment prior to the start of term. 

Placement Testing

Oregon Tech’s Student Success Center (SSC) administers all placement testing. Student admission records are examined to determine placement requirements. Students transferring in math credit for calculus or beyond, or who have transferrable college-level math within one year of matriculation transferred in math credits to fulfill all math requirements for their major, are exempt from the math placement requirement.  Students entering a health program requiring Human Anatomy and Physiology with transferable college credit for this course are exempt from the entry assessment for the Human Anatomy and Physiology course sequence. Placement tests are available prior to the term of entry and in conjunction with new student registration. Visit www.oit.edu/newwings or contact (541) 885-1791 or testing@oit.edu for more information. 

Western Undergraduate Exchange

The Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE) is a tuition reduction program sponsored by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Students from WUE eligible states save students thousands of tuition dollars each year. Students that are accepted to WUE eligible majors pay just 150 percent of the in-state tuition rate. There is no application to receive WUE. Applicants from WUE eligible states who apply for eligible programs are automatically reviewed for WUE eligibility upon admission.

WUE Eligible States and Programs

Students who are residents Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, the Federal States of Micronesia, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are eligible for WUE tuition.

All majors in the College of Engineering, Technology and Management, and the College of Health, Arts and Sciences are eligible for WUE tuition apart from:

  • Medical Laboratory Sciences (Pre-Medical Laboratory Science is eligible)
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene and Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Medical Imaging Technology and Medical Imaging Technology (Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Echocardiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiologic Science, and Vascular Technology)
  • Nursing after acceptance by Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) (Pre-Nursing is eligible)
  • Pre-Paramedic and Paramedic Education Program
  • Oregon Tech Online Education Programs

First-year freshman WUE eligible students are eligible to receive Presidential Scholarships upon review of their application. Transfer WUE students are not eligible.

To maintain WUE eligibility, students must be seeking their first bachelor’s degree, remain enrolled throughout Fall, Winter, and Spring terms of the academic year. Summer term is not required to keep eligibility. Students must also be enrolled in at least 12 credits per term and maintain satisfactory academic standing. If dually enrolled with Oregon Tech and a community college, 9 of the 12-credit minimum must be from Oregon Tech. GPA and completed credits are monitored each academic year.

If a student wishes to ‘stop-out’ a term, a written request must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar before the start of the term. Requests are granted at the discretion of the university.

Financial Aid Programs and Application Process

College Union, 1st Floor
Klamath Falls

(541) 885-1280
dollars@oit.edu
www.oit.edu/faid

The Financial Aid Office is committed to providing high-quality service to all Oregon Tech students, and their families. Our office strives to provide information on a complex topic that enables students to make decisions regarding their educational funding.

The information contained in this catalog is general in nature and is not meant to serve as notification of students’ rights and responsibilities as financial aid recipients. Oregon Tech’s Financial Aid Award Guide serves that purpose. The Award Guide is available on our website at www.oit.edu/faid. Additional questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.

All students applying for federal financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available at www.fafsa.gov. A federally approved needs-analysis methodology is applied consistently to information provided by all applicants. The philosophy behind financial aid is that parents and students have the primary financial responsibility for funding the student’s education.

If there are unusual financial circumstances that are not accurately reflected on the FAFSA, the student should contact the Financial Aid Office. Under certain conditions, professional judgment may be used and aid eligibility recalculated. The Financial Aid Office will always take the student’s best interest into consideration while, at the same time, upholding federal regulations.

For Washington State residents seeking information and resources about student loan repayment or seeking to submit a complaint relating to your student loans or student loan servicer, please visit www.wsac.wa.gov/loan-advocacy or contact the Student Loan Advocate at loanadvocate@wsac.wa.gov.

Veterans

Located in the Financial Aid Office in Klamath Falls, and the Student Services Office in Portland-Metro, the V.A. Certifying Officials process enrollment certifications through the Veterans Affairs Regional Processing Center for students receiving education benefits. Oregon Tech complies with the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) requirements for covered individuals and PL 115-251, section 301. These benefits allows eligible out-of-state veterans to receive in-state tuition rates.

Any student receiving G.I. Bill education benefits while attending Oregon Tech is required to obtain transcripts from all previously attended schools and submit them to the school for review of prior credit. This includes, but is not limited to: Joint Services Transcripts (JST), ACE-approved credits, DANTES, CLEP, CCAS, Service Members Opportunity Credit, etc. Refer to the Military Credit section of our catalog for more details. Good standing is an additional V.A. requirement. Any student that falls below satisfactory progress for more than one term will lose all veteran benefits until academic standing is improved to good standing. Please see Academic Suspension Policy.

In compliance with the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, section 3679 of title 38, Oregon Tech has the following policies in place to support “covered individuals” utilizing VA benefits.

Note: A “Covered Individual” is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (now referred to as Vocational Readiness and Employment) or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits.

Oregon Institute of Technology permits any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to the educational institution a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 or 33 (a “certificate of eligibility” can also include a “Statement of Benefits” obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) website – eBenefits, or a VAF 28-1905 form for Chapter 31 authorization purposes) and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

1. The date on which VA payment is made to the institution.

2. 90 days after the date the institution certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

Oregon Institute of Technology ensures that the university will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under Chapter 31 or 33.

Veterans and dependents receiving education benefits, and military members who submit appropriate documentation have priority registration in order to achieve timely program completion. Veterans and military members who are not receiving education benefits must submit a copy of one of the following pieces of documentation to receive priority registration:

US Armed Forces Active Duty Orders

DD214 under honorable or general conditions

For additional resources and information, please email veterans@oit.edu or visit https://www.oit.edu/college-costs/financial-aid/veterans

Application Procedures/Priority Deadlines

All students applying for federal and state aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Oregon Tech’s school code (003211). We encourage you to file as soon after October 1st as possible to be considered for your maximum eligibility. Some funds are very limited and are expended early.

Once the FAFSA information is received and reviewed by the Financial Aid Office, new students will receive a letter instructing them on how to log into “Tech Web” and their “Web for Student” to view their award notification and the federally mandated shopping sheet online. Students may accept their aid online and request changes. Returning students will receive an email to their Oregon Tech email account when their award notification is ready to view online. After accepting aid students must log back in to web for student and answer the Title IV authorization questions (24 hours later). The Financial Aid Award Guide is located on our website at www.oit.edu/faid. It is important that students read the guide and follow the instructions on the letter they are sent.

Any updates/changes to award notification letters will result in an email to the student’s Oregon Tech email account. If additional information is requested, such as tax transcripts or worksheets, students should return the documents as soon as possible to receive a Financial Aid notification letter. The award notification letter will list all types of aid for which the student is eligible. The Award Guide is a detailed booklet explaining programs, disbursement procedures and student rights and responsibilities, as well as cost estimates and other miscellaneous information. It is the student’s responsibility as a financial aid recipient to become familiar with the contents of the Award Guide and contact the Financial Aid Office if additional questions or concerns arise. Additionally, students should check their Oregon Tech email accounts for announcements and notifications from Financial Aid regularly.

The FAFSA must be filed for each year a student wishes to be considered for financial aid eligibility.

Types of Aid

All federal and state programs are need-based with the exception of the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan and the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS). Students receiving federal aid are allowed to receive at maximum, the cost of attendance as determined by the Financial Aid Office through all aid programs, including outside benefits such as third-party payments. Individual financial-aid packages will vary based on determined cost of attendance, expected family contributions and outside resources.

Federal Pell Grants

The estimated maximum annual Pell Grant for 2021-2022 is expected to be $6,495. Students may receive Pell Grants for less than full-time, but the grant will be prorated accordingly. Pell Grant eligibility is limited to those students who have not yet obtained a bachelor’s degree or reached the lifetime limit of 600%. All students will be considered for Pell Grant eligibility if they file a FAFSA. Awards are granted based on the federally calculated expected family contribution (EFC).

Oregon Opportunity Grant

The annual Oregon Opportunity Grant award for 2020-2021 was $3,600. This grant program provides funding to Oregon residents in undergraduate programs attending Oregon schools. The Oregon Opportunity Grant is awarded by the Office of Student Access and Completion. Students not enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits) may be eligible for a prorated part-time award if attending half-time. By filing a FAFSA, students are applying for this grant. Funds are available on a first come, first-served basis and are limited. A student can receive an Oregon Opportunity Grant for a maximum of 12 terms. More information is available at www.oregonstudentaid.gov.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)

SEOG funds are very limited at Oregon Tech, although priority for SEOG funds is given to zero EFC students. The typical award is $500 for an academic year. Only students who have not yet completed a bachelor’s degree and are eligible to receive a Pell Grant will be considered for this grant.

Federal Work-Study Program

The Federal Work-Study Program allows students to earn money by working part-time on campus or at an off-campus community service site. Information regarding available jobs and application procedures are located in the Career Services Office and on the Oregon Tech website. Awards are usually $2,000 per year, which can be earned at any time during the academic year provided the student is enrolled at least half-time. Awards can be increased, if needed, and if money is remaining.

Direct Lending

Federal Stafford Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized) are available to most students through the federal government Direct Loan Program. Loan amounts vary based on student need and grade level in a declared major at Oregon Tech. A fee for guarantee and origination will be taken at the time of disbursement. Contact the Oregon Tech Financial Aid Office for current interest rates. The interest rates for 2020-2021 was 2.75%. The difference between a subsidized and an unsubsidized loan is that the federal government pays the interest on subsidized loans while the student is in school. Students who wish to borrow through the unsubsidized loan program should remember that interest is accruing on the loan. Interest payments can be made while in school and during the grace period, but are not required. Any interest that has accrued at the time of repayment will be capitalized. Students must complete entrance counseling and fill out a promissory note before funds will be disbursed. To complete these items go to www.studentaid.gov.

Matthews Loan, YATES Loan, and Oregon Tech Long Term Loan

The Matthews Loan, YATES Loan, and Oregon Tech Long Term Loan are loans offered by Oregon Institute of Technology. These institutional loans offer no origination fee, and repayment begins six months (Matthews Loan, and YATES Loan), and nine months (Oregon Tech Long Term Loan) after students cease to be enrolled at least half-time. The interest rates for the Matthew Loan and Oregon Tech Long Term Loan is 5% and the interest rate for YATES Loan is 4%.

Students must complete a promissory note to receive the funds.

Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

Parents of dependent students can apply for funds through Parent Loans for undergraduate students. These loans are available for up to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid and resources each year. Interest begins to accrue immediately. The interest rate for 2020-2021 was 5.30%. An origination and guarantee fee will be taken at the time of each disbursement. Loan repayment begins 60 days after the final disbursement of the academic year. If you’re a parent PLUS borrower, you can defer repayment of Direct PLUS Loans while the student for whom you obtained the loan is enrolled at least half-time, and for an additional 6 months after the student graduates or drops below half-time enrollment (half-time enrollment status is determined by your child’s school). You must separately request each deferment period. This can now be set up in the application process.

Presidential Scholarships

First-time first-year applicants and transfers will receive consideration for Presidential Scholarships by applying and being accepted for admission by March 1st for the following fall term and meeting the minimum scholarship requirements. These scholarships are for full-time students, can be pro-rated if student is attending less than full-time, and may be renewed for up to four years. Award levels vary depending on each recipient’s academic record. For more information, go to www.oit.edu/scholarships.

Engineering Honors Scholarship

Students eligible for any of the four presidential scholarship awards and majoring in engineering are also eligible for the Engineering Honors Scholarship of $1,000 a year, renewable for four years. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to keep their scholarship. The Engineering Honors Scholarship is automatically awarded to any applicant majoring in engineering who will attend Oregon Tech starting fall term after graduation from high school, and who is able to meet the Presidential Scholarship criteria. Students must apply for admission, meet all admission requirements, and be accepted for admission by March 1st for enrollment fall term. Recipients must be new, full-time undergraduate students at Oregon Tech.

Klamath County Scholarship

The Klamath County Scholarship is automatically awarded to any applicant living in Klamath County who will attend Oregon Tech starting fall term after graduation from high school and who is able to meet the Presidential Scholarship criteria. Students must apply for admission, meet all admission requirements and be accepted for admission by March 1st for enrollment fall term. Recipients must be new full-time undergraduate students at Oregon Tech. This scholarship is valued at $1,000 and is NOT renewable.

Oregon Tech Foundation Scholarships

More than 200 new and returning students annually receive funding from scholarships administered by the Oregon Tech Foundation. Alumni, businesses, industry, and friends of Oregon Tech generously fund these awards. To receive consideration, students must be currently enrolled at Oregon Tech, or accepted for admission for the following fall term. Application forms and deadlines are available on the Oregon Tech Web site at www.oit.edu/scholarships. The online scholarship application process is seamless for students and automatically generates a list of scholarships the student is eligible to apply for. The winter application process opens in early December and has a deadline of March 1st. There is a smaller process in the summer. Please contact Financial Aid for more information.

Leadership and Diversity Scholarships (LAD)

Oregon Tech awards Leadership and Diversity (LAD) Scholarships each year to students who meet the application criteria. Whether the applicant brings a diverse perspective to the Oregon Tech community and the applicant’s history of involvement and leadership are two of the criteria considered when awarding this scholarship. LAD scholarship recipients are expected to fulfill ten service hours each term, providing leadership and/or promoting diversity in some way at Oregon Tech or in the community.

Leadership and Diversity Scholarships are $2,000 per year for Oregon residents or those attending under the Western Undergraduate Exchange, and $3,000 per year for non-residents.

Applicants must be accepted for admission by the Oregon Tech priority deadline and apply through the Oregon Tech Foundation scholarship application by March 1st. For more information visit www.oit.edu/scholarships.

Owls Scholarship

Any incoming first-year student who achieves eight (8) or more college credits in a science, technology, engineering or math course, with a grade of B or better, may apply for the Oregon Tech OWLS program. Applicants must have just finished high school and are applying for fall term admission; transfer students are NOT eligible. Scholarship award is $1,500 when college credits have been completed at Oregon Tech, and $1,000 if completed elsewhere.

Students must be fully admitted and complete the scholarship application by March 1st. For more information visit www.oit.edu/scholarships.

Estimated Financial-Aid Budgets for 2021-2022 Academic Year

Financial aid budgets can include amounts for tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, technology, and miscellaneous expenses. Please remember that these are estimated average costs for students, and student spending habits will vary. On a very limited, case-by-case basis, the Financial Aid Office may be able to adjust a student’s budget as permitted by federal regulations.

Students with Disabilities

Under certain circumstances, a student’s aid package may be adjusted to reflect additional expenses. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you would like additional information or to schedule an appointment.

Consortium Agreement Information

In some cases Oregon Tech’s Financial Aid Office will process a paper consortium agreement with another school in order to allow a student taking courses at another institution to receive aid from one school for all eligible classes. The school must be one with which Oregon Tech does not have a dual enrollment agreement. The institution that will be awarding the degree and awarding financial aid is defined as the “home institution”; the “host institution” is defined as the institution from which the student is taking additional courses. Consortiums must be submitted before the end of the second week of the term.

When Oregon Tech is serving as the “home institution,” the following criteria must be met to have classes at a “host institution” apply toward financial aid:

  1. The student must be fully admitted to one of Oregon Tech’s degree-granting programs and eligible for financial aid.
  2. The student must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) at Oregon Tech
  3. The classes taken at the host institution must be 100-level or higher.
  4. The classes at the host institution must apply toward the student’s Oregon Tech degree.
  5. The classes taken at the host institution must not be offered by Oregon Tech during the term of enrollment.
  6. The paper consortium must be received within the first two weeks of the term.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that both the “host” and the “home” institutions complete the appropriate consortium agreement. Consortium-agreement forms are available at www.oit.edu/college-costs/financial-aid/resources/forms. Students must provide Oregon Tech’s Financial Aid Office with a final grade report from the “host institution” within 30 days of completing the course.

Dual Enrolled Students

Oregon Tech has formal dual enroll partnerships with multiple community colleges throughout the state. Please go online www.oit.edu/prospective-students/academic-agreements/dual-enrollment to view them.

Students who are dually enrolled may be able to combine credits at both schools for full-time enrollment. If Oregon Tech is the home school (giving aid) the student must be enrolled in six credits at Oregon Tech. Enrollment and grade information will be transmitted electronically. Credits at the host school need to be applicable to the Oregon Tech degree.

Air Force ROTC

Portland Metro partners with the University of Portland to offer Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) to educate and train young men and women to become Officers in the United States Air Force or Space Force. You can pursue the degree of your choice at Oregon Institute of Technology – Portland Metro while simultaneously taking classes at the University of Portland to fulfill your AFROTC requirement. In this program, students will grow mentally and physically while acquiring the leadership skills to be successful commissioned officers. AFROTC is a three or four-year program for full-time undergraduate students where members participate in Aerospace Studies courses, leadership laboratory, and physical training. In the first two years of AFROTC, students are enrolled in the General Military Course; where they learn about the Air and Space Force heritage, values, and build a foundation of leadership and team building. The summer between sophomore and junior year, students will attend a two-week training and evaluation known as Field Training. Upon completion of Field Training, cadets enter the Professional Officer Course; where they enhance their leadership and communication skills in addition to learning about their role as a military officer in the Armed Forces. AFROTC offers a variety of scholarships that vary from high school and incollege programs. Visit https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships for more information on scholarships and a list of the Air Force’s highly desired majors. For further information about the academic program and cadet life visit the University of Portland AFROTC site https://www.up.edu/afrotc or contact the Aerospace Studies Program, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97203-5798. rotc695@up.edu and (503) 943-7216 or toll free (800) 227-4568, ext. 7216.

AS 101 - Heritage and Values (1) Fall

AS 102 - Heritage and Values (1) Spring

AS 111 - Leadership Laboratory (2) Fall

AS 112 - Leadership Laboratory (2) Spring

AS 201 - Team and Leadership Fundamentals (1) Fall

AS 202 - Team and Leadership Fundamentals (1) Spring

AS 211 - Leadership Laboratory (2) Fall

AS 212 - Leadership Laboratory (2) Spring

AS 215 - Leadership Laboratory (2) Fall

AS 216 - Leadership Laboratory (2) Spring

AS 301 - Leading People and Effective Communication (3) Fall

AS 302 - Leading People and Effective Communication (3) Spring

AS 311 - Leadership Laboratory (2) Fall

AS 312 - Leadership Laboratory (2) Spring

AS 401 - National Security/Leadership Responsibilities/Commissioning Preparation (3) Fall

AS 402 - National Security/Leadership Responsibilities/Commissioning Preparation (3) Spring

AS 411 - Leadership Laboratory (2) Fall

AS 412 - Leadership Laboratory (2) Spring

AS 415 - Leadership Laboratory (2) Fall

AS 416 - Leadership Laboratory (2) Spring

 

Residency

In Oregon, as in all other states, tuition at publicly supported four-year universities is higher for non-resident students than for resident students.

The rules used in determining residency seek to ensure that only bona fide Oregon residents are assessed the resident fee. Please see www.oit.edu/registrar for the latest version of the residency policy.

Reciprocity Agreements

Students from some Northern California counties may be eligible to attend Oregon Tech under reciprocity agreements with College of the Siskiyous, College of the Redwoods, and Shasta College. Reciprocity can allow selected students to attend Oregon Tech at in-state tuition rates. Each participating college has certain restrictions, which may include the county of the student’s residence, required enrollment for a period of time first at the community college, the student’s major, and how many reciprocity permits the college issues. Please contact the California colleges for more information.

Tuition and Fees

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Fees and deposits at Oregon Tech are charged according to a uniform plan, varying on the nature of coursework offered. Oregon Tech reserves the right to make changes in fee schedules without notice.
 
Below is a partial list of the estimated fees paid by students regularly enrolled for undergraduate and graduate study.
 
For a list of on-campus fees (Building Fee, Incidental Fee, Health Service Fee, Student Recreation Center Fee, and International Insurance) that are dependent on number of credits enrolled and are charged on a term-by-term basis, see the “Tuition and Fees by Program” PDF on the Oregon Tech website (https://www.oit.edu/college-costs/tuition-fees). Payment of full-time fees entitles students to use the library. Students may receive medical attention from the Student Health Center, use the fitness center (TechRec) and other student services. No reduction in fees is made for students who do not wish to access these services.
 
The estimated fee schedule for the 2022-23 academic years is provided for planning purposes only. Fees are subject to change. The current fee schedule is available from the Business Affairs Office or on the Oregon Tech website.

Special Fees

All special fees are subject to change without notice.

Application Fee (Non-refundable) - $50

Must be paid at the time of application submission for admission to Oregon Tech.

Differential Tuition - Allied Health

Tuition is assessed as the base tuition rate plus 37 percent for students enrolled in Allied Health programs.

Differential Tuition - Engineering and Technology

Tuition is assessed as the base tuition rate plus 37 percent for students enrolled in Engineering and Technology programs
Interest - Annual rate of 12%
Periodic rate of interest is one percent per month, or fraction thereof, of the unpaid balance remaining on the account at the time statements are ran (around the middle of each month - see the Cashier’s Calendar at https://www.oit.edu/faculty-staff/ba/ar/cashiers-office for exact statement dates).

Late Payment Fee - $99

Students paying fees after scheduled payment due dates for any term will be charged a late fee of $99.

Late Registration Fee - $20

A fee of $20 is charged to students registering for classes after the second week of each term.

Transcripts  - $12/copy

Official transcripts are $12 per copy and charged by Parchment.

PDF Transcript - $16.75

A fee of $16.75 is charged by Parchment for each electronic PDF official transcript requested.

Malpractice Fee - $6

A malpractice fee of $6 is charged to all on-campus students that are in majors in the following departments: Medical Lab Sciences, Emergency Medical Services, Respiratory Care, Dental Hygiene, and Medical Imaging Technology. This fee covers malpractice insurance.

Matriculation Fee (Non-refundable) - Undergraduate $350; Graduate $165

A one-time fee assessed to all new on campus Oregon Tech students. The Matriculation Fee covers orientation, testing, first-year experience and peer consulting for all students.

Matriculation Distance Education Fee (Non-refundable) - $50

A one-time fee assessed to all new Oregon Tech Distance Education students.

Online Tech Fee - $65

Fee of $65 charged per distance education or hybrid course. This fee covers the cost of technology to deliver a course online or partly online.

Parking Fees

All student, staff and faculty vehicles for the Klamath Falls campus must be registered with Parking Services and operated in compliance with Regulations Governing Traffic Control. At the time of vehicle registration, a parking fee will be assessed in accordance with a schedule approved by the President of the University and approved by the Oregon Tech Board of Trustees. Parking permits may be purchased online via TECHweb. Vehicles must be registered by the first day of classes. Parking Fees for 2022-23 are:
                               
Students Faculty/Staff Permits - Additional Vehicles
$138/year $219/year $10 fee for additional vehicles for one-term and full year permits
$70.00/term $110/term (This fee allows up to four vehicles per permit. Only one vehicle is allowed on campus at a time.)
 
 
 

Petition to Graduate Fee - $56

A fee of $56 is charged on the Oregon Tech student account after the student has submitted the Petition to Graduate form. Please contact the Registrar’s Office with questions regarding this fee.

Returned Check or Electronic Payment Fee - $25

If payments to a student account are made by check or electronic payment and are returned because of any irregularity, the student becomes responsible for a $25 Returned Check or Electronic Payment Fee that will be charged on their student account. A Late Payment Fee will also be added to the student account for unpaid balances resulting from a returned check or electronic payment.

Room and Board Costs

The 2022-23 estimated annual room-and-board costs range from $10,008 to $11,468 depending on room type and meal plan purchased. Room-and-board charges are assessed by term. Fees are due in accordance with the same fee payment schedule as exists for tuition. Payments are due at the end of the second week of the term (unless a payment plan has been arranged with the Cashier’s Office – please see detail and due dates on the Oregon Tech Cashier’s webpage).

Senior Citizen Instruction Fee

Senior citizens are persons age 65 or older. Such persons are authorized to attend classes on a space available basis. Charges for special materials (any extra class fees), if any, do apply. The senior-citizen privilege is extended to persons auditing classes only (not seeking credit or working toward a degree).
 
Per-credit hour: There is no charge for tuition and on-campus fees (Incidental, Health Service, Building, and Student Recreational Center Fees), therefore incidental fee privileges are not provided.

Service Charge - Payment Plan - $10

A $10 service charge per term is assessed on accounts using the payment plan. See the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement (found on the Cashier’s webpage https://www.oit.edu/faculty-staff/ba/ar/cashiers-office) for more details on payment plan requirements.

Special Course Fees, per course

Special Course Fees, fees in addition to regular tuition, are assigned for some courses. These fees are noted in the Schedule of Classes for each term. These fees cover required consumable materials for the course that the institution purchases for students for more competitive pricing or because of better availability to the institution than to individuals.

Special Examination Fee, per credit - $50

Examination for credit.

Tuition and Fee Refunds

Students who withdraw from the university and who have complied with the regulations governing academic withdrawals may be entitled to certain refunds of tuition and fees assessed, depending on the time of withdrawal. The refund schedule has been established by the Oregon Tech Board of Trustees and is on file in the Business Office. Included with the refund schedule is the mandated order in which financial aid must be returned to the appropriate programs for students receiving financial aid. All refunds are subject to the following regulations:
  • Tuition and Fee Refund Appeal forms must be submitted to the Business Affairs Office no later than 90 days after the last day of the term in which the course(s) was dropped.
  • An official notice of withdrawal must be completed and necessary clearance signatures filed with the Registrar’s Office.
Refunds in all cases are calculated from the date of receipt of the application for refund or date of withdrawal, and not from the date when the student ceased attending classes, except in unusual cases when formal withdrawal has been delayed through cause beyond the student’s control.

Library Fines and Charges

Library Fines and Charges

The following regulations govern library fines and charges:

  1. Overdue Fines–Separate overdue fines apply to reserve items, equipment and materials borrowed from other libraries.
  2. Oregon Tech Lost Items–Borrowers failing to return materials within 60 days of the due date for Oregon Tech Library’s material will be charged the replacement cost of the items.
  3. For Alliance and ILL Lost Items-Borrowers failing to return materials within 40 days of the due date for ILL and Alliance (Summit) materials will accrue separate charges.  For Alliance (Summit) items the replacement charges are $75, plus a $15 service charge in addition to any overdue charges for each Alliance item not returned. For ILL lost items the replacement charges are established by the lending library in addition to any overdue charges for each ILL item not returned.
  4. Refunds–When a lost item for which the borrower has been billed is returned before replacement has been ordered, a refund not exceeding the replacement cost may be made at the discretion of the library. In cases where replacement has been ordered, no refunds to the borrower will be made.

38 U.S.C. 3679(c). Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014

A student is entitled to pay tuition and fees at Oregon Institute of Technology at the rates provided for Oregon residents without regard to the length of time the person has resided in this state if the student resides in this state while enrolled in the institution and the student:

  1. Is receiving Chapter 30: Montgomery OR Chapter 33: Post-9/11 GI Bill® educational assistance; and
    • Enrolls within 3 years of discharge after serving 90 days or more on active duty; or
    • Anyone using transferred entitlement within 3 years of the transferor’s discharge after serving 90 days or more on active duty; or
    • Surviving Spouses or Children under the Fry Scholarship who enroll within 3 years of an active duty Service member’s death in the line of duty after serving 90 days or more; or
  2. Students who remain continuously enrolled after initially meeting the requirements and are using Montgomery and Post-9/11 GI Bill® educational assistance.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).