Estimated Expenses Per Term 

Tuition & Fees*

$ 4,020

Room & Board (SOU dormitory)**

$ 4,277

Personal Expenses

$ 1,150


$ 9,447

Non-refundable Application Fee: $60

*The balance of tuition should be paid no later than the first week of classes.

** Room and board fees listed are an estimate if the student chooses to live in the dormitory. If the student chooses to live in an off-campus apartment the fees can be considerably less.

Room and Board (SOU On-Campus Residence Halls)

Students are responsible for making their housing arrangements, and although the International Programs office does not make the arrangements, we are happy to assist with the process. To insure the best options this should be done as early as possible. Find out more about your campus living at SOU Residential Life. Off-campus Homestays and apartments are available but the International Programs office does not provide support for these programs.

Personal Expenses

These estimated expenses include books & supplies, health insurance and other personal expenses. They will vary greatly from individual to individual depending on personal needs and experiences. 

Health care

It is the policy of Southern Oregon University that all international students be enrolled in adequate medical insurance for the duration of their studies. SOU automatically enrolls all international students in an affordable medical insurance policy that includes both basic and supplemental plans. Students can apply for an insurance waiver only if their home country provides medical coverage that meets or exceeds the amounts required by law, or if the SOU policy does not cover an existing condition or major medical illness. Please contact the Office of International Programs at to learn more about the insurance waiver request process.