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Costs and Funding

Costs for LTS 2021-2022

The first Summer 2021 term of the LTS program will be delivered online. All students will need to be on the UO campus starting in the Fall 2021 term. Learn more.

Cost estimate:

Oregon Resident Graduate Student: $25,760 (includes all 5 terms)

Non-Oregon Resident Graduate Student: $40,937 (includes all 5 terms)

This tuition estimate is for the entire LTS 5-term intensive program (12 credits in the first Summer term, 39 credits Fall-Spring, and 9 credits in the second Summer term), and is based on current Summer 2020 and 2020-21 academic year tuition information. Tuition is set by the University of Oregon and may change from year to year. The most direct way to calculate costs is on the Registrar’s page here.

Funding opportunities for LTS students:

Because the LTS program is short, intensive, and focuses on professional preparation, opportunities to be fully funded are competitive. Some LTS Students find GE positions during the academic year. For example, between 2017 and 2020, 25-50% of our students received at least one term of Graduate Employment funding (tuition remission, stipend, fee subsidy, and health insurance). Below are opportunities expected to be available in 2020-21.

Language Resource Center Curriculum Development GE (Graduate Employee position)

The Curriculum Development Assistant GE is a 3-term (9 month) position at the Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS). CASLS contributes to the UO’s reputation as a national leader in language learning. The GE will help design curriculum and evaluate pedagogical interventions, create professional development workshops and resources, facilitate research projects focused on language teaching and learning, and help pilot teaching interventions. Admitted LTS applicants will be notified by the Linguistics department in mid-March, 2020, and it will also be advertised at that time on the Graduate School GE site.

American English Institute Graduate Employee position(s)

GE positions may become available at the American English Institute (AEI) in September, when enrollment at the AEI and the need for additional teachers becomes clearer. These contracts may be term-to-term or 3 terms. If a position becomes available, LTS will contact all admitted students about the opportunity to apply.

Linguistics Department Graduate Employee position(s)

GE positions are typically reserved for PhD students, but they may become available in the Linguistics department in some circumstances. If a position becomes available, LTS will contact all admitted students about the opportunity to apply.

Other Graduate Employee positions at the UO

Please check the Graduate School website for additional GE positions (new ones become available weekly and are posted for at least 3 weeks).

Tutoring positions


  • For native students with tribal affiliation, there are scholarships such as the Future Stewards Award, which pays for tuition for up to six terms of study (2 academic years). Deadline is early September for the year of admission.
  • For domestic students from underrepresented backgrounds, there is the Diversity Scholarship, which pays a stipend that is renewable each year. Deadline is in January.
  • For international students, some scholarships or financial aid options are also provided through the Office of International Affairs (OIA): Please note that these scholarships may have earlier deadlines than the LTS program deadline. Please contact Director Keli Yerian if you are applying for these OIA scholarships, as you should complete your application to LTS before the scholarship deadlines.
  • The Graduate School website shows other university financial aid opportunities, such as scholarships or work-study opportunities: