With simple tuition pricing and opportunities for scholarships and grants along with access to federal and state financial aid programs, earning your degree online from Bushnell University is an investment that’s both smart and affordable.

Number 1 Lowest average annual cost for Oregon four-year regionally accredited private universities


Tuition & Cost

Bushnell University’s Teacher Education program requires on-campus evening classes with an online component. All other Bushnell University online programs are online-only.

2021-22 Undergraduate Online & Evening Tuition & Cost
Tuition$495 per credit hour
Average annual financial aid package $11,700
Cost for tutoring, career services, and educational access services $0
Other Common Expenses
*These expenses are not paid directly to the University but are included in the overall cost of attendance for financial aid budgeting purposes. Actual expenses will vary among students.
Books and supplies* (estimate)$35 per credit hour
Parking permit$60 per semester
Transportation and personal expenses* (estimate)$1,350 per semester
Room and board*$5,095 per semester

Sample Scenarios for Online & Evening Undergraduate Tuition, Scholarships, & Financial Aid

Since every student situation is a little different, we’ve created two representative samples of online undergraduate student scenarios to help illustrate the affordability of a degree from Bushnell University.

See sample scenarios in the table below.

Sample Scenarios
*Receipt of federal loan funding assumes student meets eligibility criteria set by federal programs.
Sample Scenario ElementsSample Scenario ASample Scenario B
Demographic informationAn Oregon resident who’s a single parent, works a part-time job, has completed an Oregon transfer or associate degree, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business.An Oregon resident who’s married, works full-time, and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Credit hours enrolled12 credit hours per semester (full-time)6 credit hours per semester (part-time)
Credit hours needed to completion64 credit hours36 credit hours
Time to completion (semesters)5 semesters6 semesters
Financial needHigh financial need based on FAFSANo financial need based on FAFSA
Tuition cost ($495 per credit hour)$31,680$17,820
Federal or state grants (though not guaranteed, older students with high financial need often qualify for grants that do not need to be repaid)$21,600$0
Institutional or outside scholarships based on individual eligibility$1,000$12,000 (assumes employer tuition reimbursement)
Net tuition $9,080$5,820
Maximum federal direct loan eligibility$25,000$25,000

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)

Designed to bridge the gap between the cost of attendance and the expected student or family contribution, financial aid is something many Bushnell University students rely on. Simply fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form at www.fafsa.ed.gov using Bushnell University Federal School Code 003208. Then, working with the Financial Aid Office, we’ll help you get the best financial aid package available to you, including grants and scholarships.


Scholarships do not need to be paid back and are typically based on high academic achievement or special talent. Scholarships are available from a variety of organizations and we’re here to help you find opportunities that are right for you.

Business Relationship Scholarships up to $1,000 per academic year may be awarded to employees of certain designated employers identified as strategic partners of Bushnell University.

Bushnell University also maintains a list of more than 100 outside scholarships on our Outside Scholarships page.

Additional scholarship opportunities can be found through the following links:


Free Scholarship Searches

Student Scholarships

The Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC)

The Ford Family Foundation


Grants do not need to be paid back and are available from federal, state, or Bushnell University sources and are based on your family’s information provided on your FAFSA form.

Federal Pell Grant

Undergraduate students can receive a Pell Grant up to $6,495 per academic year based upon your level of need as determined by your FAFSA.

Federal TEACH Grant

Grants up to $4,000 are awarded to students who are pursuing a degree that leads to teaching in a high-need field in a low-income district. Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater to qualify. Service obligation is required, please visit Federal Student Aid or contact the Financial Aid Office (finaid@bushnell.edu) for more details.

Oregon Opportunity Grant

Grants of up to $3,612 are given by the State of Oregon to students who are Oregon residents, enroll at least half-time at a college or university in Oregon, and demonstrate need as determined by your FAFSA.

Student Loans

When it comes to borrowing money for school, most students start with a Federal Stafford Direct Loan. There are even private loans designed to work with your monthly budget.

Federal Stafford Direct Loans

Available to all eligible students who enroll at least half-time (6 credits/semester). Loan amounts range from $3,500-$7,500 depending on your year in school.

Subsidized loans are based on need as determined by your FAFSA. Interest is subsidized while you’re in school.

Unsubsidized loans are not based on need and the interest is not subsidized while you’re in school. An additional $4,000-$5,000 in unsubsidized loans is available to independent students.

Payments do not begin until six months after you graduate, withdraw from school, or fall below half-time status. A Master Promissory Note and Entrance Interview are required before your first semester at Bushnell University. For additional information regarding terms and conditions of the Federal Stafford Direct Loan Programs, please visit Federal Student Aid.

Private Loans

Students seeking to borrow additional funds but who have exhausted all resources from the Federal Stafford Direct Loan programs may wish to consider borrowing from a private lender. This loan requires a credit check and often a cosigner. You may borrow up to the cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received. Interest rates are variable and other rates, terms, and conditions will vary by lender. We encourage you to shop around for the best loan to fit your needs.

Financial Aid Eligibility

Eligibility begins with enrollment. Federal and State Grants require at least half-time enrollment per semester, with the exception of the Federal Pell & TEACH Grants that can be awarded for less-than-halftime enrollment (3 credits per semester). Federal Loan programs require you to be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits per semester). Withdrawing or changing your schedule during the semester may change your financial aid. Continuation of financial aid requires Satisfactory Academic Progress.