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Costs and Funding

Costs and Funding opportunities overview for LTS 2018-2019

Program Update: Starting in Summer 2018, the first term of the program will be completely online. All three of the first core courses will be taught via the internet. This means you won’t physically need to arrive on campus until fall. Learn more.


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. However, the following is a tuition estimate 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), based on current Summer 2018 and 2018-19 academic year tuition information:

Oregon Resident Graduate Student: $24,138 (includes all 5 terms)

Non-Oregon Resident Graduate Student: $38,016 (includes all 5 terms)

International Student: $42,239 (includes all 5 terms)

Funding opportunities for LTS students:

Because the LTS program is short and intensive and focuses on professional preparation, opportunities to be fully funded are competitive. Below are opportunities expected to be available in 2018-19.

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. This GE position will be advertised by CASLS for a limited time only. All interested applicants should submit their applications by February 21, 2018. Please see information about how to apply here:

American English Institute GE (possible Graduate Employee position)

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.

Paid tutoring, conversation partner, and writing tutor positions are sometimes available at the AEI and the University Teaching and Learning Center:  Please contact the AEI and TLC directly to inquire about these.

Other funding or income possibilities 

• You can also check the Graduate School website for additional GE positions (new ones become available weekly) and other university financial aid opportunities, such as scholarships or work-study opportunities:

• The Chinese Flagship Program offers paid positions to tutors for their Chinese Flagship students at UO. Contact Professor Zhuo Jing-Schmidt at for more information.

• 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.