Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and Portland State University (PSU) School of Public Health

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Enrollment Services

Enrollment Services – Registrars Offices

Student enrollment services, including official course schedules, registration, grade reports, transcripts, and official student records, are provided by the OHSU and PSU Registrar’s Offices, who work collaboratively to facilitate student course registration across the universities.

The PSU Registrar’s Office manages enrollment services for students in the MPH/MSW and MURP/MPH dual degree programs, as well as students in certain other degree programs who matriculated prior to Fall 2017.
The OHSU Registrar’s Office manages enrollment services for all other School of Public Health graduate students. 

  • Students whose enrollment services are managed by the OHSU Registrar’s Office always register using OHSU systems, and are referred to in SPH policies and procedures as “OHSU registrants.” 
  • Students whose enrollment services are managed by PSU Registrar’s Office always register using PSU systems, and are referred to in SPH policies and procedures as “PSU registrants.”

Consult this chart for a complete summary of where students register.

Establishing Residency

Students whose enrollment services are managed by PSU follow the PSU Residency Requirements. Students whose enrollment services are managed by OHSU follow the OHSU Residency Policy.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees are approved by the universities prior to the beginning of each academic year. Students are billed by the university that manages their enrollment, except that on-campus housing, meal plans, childcare, and some additional specialty services are always billed by PSU.  Library fines are billed by the university from which the books were borrowed.

Occasionally, students may obtain permission to take a course outside the School of Public Health that is billed at a different rate than that charged by the student’s academic program. Students are responsible for the billed cost of these courses.

Refund Policy

Refunds are granted to students in accordance with the OHSU’s Academic Tuition and Fees Refund Schedule or PSU’s Tuition Refund Schedule, depending upon the university through which students enroll.  Notification of withdrawal or cancellation and request for refund must be in writing and addressed to the appropriate Registrar. An appeals process is available for students who believe their circumstances warrant exceptions to the published policy.


OHSU account balances: The initial bill for fall tuition and fees is posted in September. Students can view their OHSU account balances online via OHSU’s Student Information System (SIS), under Student Finances / Account Summary by Term. Students with unpaid balances also receive monthly bills at their OHSU email addresses, typically on the second Tuesday of the month. Payment is due by the next billing cycle, 28-31 days later. Payment plans are available; contact OHSU Student Accounts (StudentAR@OHSU.edu; 503-494-5710) for more information.

PSU account balances: Billing statements are generated on 16th of each month for every account with a balance. Statements are accessible online via PSU’s Banweb, under Student Services / Student Account / Statement and Payment History. Students with unpaid balances receive notification via their @pdx.edu email address when new statements are available for online viewing. Payment in full is due on the 6th of the first full month of the term. Payment plans are available.

Offices of Financial Aid

OHSU’s Office of Financial Aid administers financial aid for SPH students whose enrollment services are managed by OHSU.  Students should submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be considered for aid. The OHSU federal school code is 004883.

PSU’s  Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships administers financial aid for SPH students whose enrollment services are managed by PSU.  Students should submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be considered for aid. The PSU federal school code is 003216.

Cashier’s Offices

  • OHSU Cashier’s Office: disburses financial aid, processes payments to student accounts, and oversees direct deposits of financial aid refunds for students whose enrollment services are managed by OHSU.
  • PSU Cashier’s Office: disburses financial aid, processes payments to student accounts, and oversees direct deposits of financial aid refunds for students whose enrollment services are managed by PSU.

Student Health and Dental Insurance

All SPH students, with the exception of students in the Graduate Certificate in Public Health program, are required to carry health insurance, and will be enrolled in either PSU’s Student Health Insurance Plan (PSU registrants) or OHSU’s Student Health Insurance Plan (OHSU registrants).  OHSU registrants also must carry dental insurance.

Students with equivalent insurance coverage may submit an insurance waiver application. Information and deadlines can be found at the OHSU Student Health & Wellness Center website and PSU’s Center for Student Health and Counseling webpage.

Student Health Services

Student health services, from routine primary and preventive care services to behavioral health services, are offered through clinics at both OHSU and PSU.  Students may use student health services regardless of whether they are insured by student health insurance or another insurer.

School of Public Health students whose enrollment services are managed by PSU are entitled to receive student health services through PSU’s Center for Student Health & Counseling (SHAC). School of Public Health students whose enrollment services are managed by OHSU must choose whether to receive services at OHSU’s Student Health & Wellness Center (HWC) or PSU’s Center for Student Health & Counseling (SHAC).  Students in this group who do not select a health services provider will default to HWC.  This election can only be made once a year, in August/September, and remains in effect fall through summer terms. Students should carefully review the services each clinic offers by visiting the HWC and SHAC webpages, and make their selection following instructions sent by SPH staff.

Textbooks and Course Materials

Required and recommended texts are posted to the SPH website on the graduate Course Directory page. 

Students may access materials assigned to courses hosted by OHSU or OHSU online through the OHSU Library, or by purchasing through independent vendors.  OHSU does not have a traditional bookstore.

Students may purchase or rent texts assigned to courses hosted by PSU or PSU online through the PSU Bookstore, or by purchasing through independent vendors.