Oregon State University's Professional and Continuing Education accepts various funding sources and payment options.

Business Payment Plans

It's been shown that most employers will financially support employee's pursuit of professional development to ensure skills are kept up to date.

According to research by EdAssist, more than 60% of employers offer some form of tuition assistance.

As such, we can accept a wide variety of payment options such as:

  • purchase orders and invoices
  • credit cards
  • checks

If you're part of OSU's faculty, staff, or a student, we can accept department index numbers.

Installment Payments

Professional and Continuing Education is unable to accept multiple payments for our courses. Payment in full is required at time of registration.

Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) Grants and Scholarships

Click this link to see a complete list of OSAC grants and scholarships along with specific eligibility requirements for each.

Apply for over 600 scholarships in one application OSAC Scholarship Catalog


AmeriCorps is a national society program that empowers more than 80,000 American volunteers each year at 20,000 unique sites including:

  • nonprofits
  • schools
  • public agencies
  • and community and faith-based groups across the country

Most volunteers work full-time for about a year, and in return for their time and hard work, volunteers receive a place to live, college tuition assistance, and a living allowance.

Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America.

Federal Financial Aid

Because the courses we offer are not-for-credit, Professional and Continuing Education does not qualify for federal funding (FAFSA, GI Bill, etc.). 

Refund Policy

Cohort-based online courses or programs: To receive a 100 percent refund (minus the non-refundable $60 registration fee, if applicable) you must email the withdrawal request to pace@oregonstate.edu on or prior to the second day of the class. To be eligible for a refund, requests must be received no later than 48 hours after the class begins.. Students who enroll in the course or program after that 48 hour deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Participants who transfer to a later course/session will not be eligible for a refund.

Please visit the Refund page to see the refund policy in full.

Transfer Policy

Transfers are allowed only within the same course. i.e.: A student may transfer from the Spring offering of a course to the Fall offering of the same course, but may not transfer to a different course or program. Participants who transfer to a later course/session will not be eligible for a refund.

A $60 transfer fee will be applied when a student enrolls in the subsequent course.