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George Fox students receive one of the top values among private universities in the Northwest, according to Money magazine. The publication ranked George Fox as the top Christian college in Oregon in its “Best Colleges for your Money” issue, based on “educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes.” Likewise, Washington Monthly ranks George Fox among the top colleges and universities in the West in providing the most value for the price. George Fox ranked fourth among West Coast-based governing-member schools in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities in the publication’s “Best Bang for the Buck” 2017 ranking, which, in part, took into account student loan default and graduation rates.

Average Financial Aid Package



“Americans with four-year college degrees made 98 percent more an hour on average in 2013 than people without a degree.”

- New York Times (2014) 

Average Financial Aid Package



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For the 2019-20 academic year, merit scholarships will range from $7,000 to $16,000 per student, per year. These awards are based on academic performance factors such as cumulative unweighted GPA and SAT or ACT scores. Awards are evaluated at the point of admission to George Fox.

Please contact your admissions counselor for more information about what you might be awarded.

Types of Aid We Offer

  • Merit Scholarships: Automatically awarded to qualified admitted students based on academic performance, including SAT or ACT scores and GPA. These awards are granted upon admission into the university, and range from $7,000 to $16,000 per year. Please note that admission can close due to student demand. Therefore, we recommend that you apply early to ensure admission and to maximize your scholarship opportunities.
  • Competitive Scholarships: Students are invited to campus to compete for scholarships in their chosen major.
  • Need-Based Grants: After filing the FAFSA, a student's eligibility is evaluated for grants from both George Fox University and the federal government.
  • Work-Study: Students are able to earn money toward their educational expenses through work at an on-campus job.
  • Student Loans: Students and parents can borrow money to make a George Fox education possible.

Request more information about scholarships and financial aid at George Fox University.

Why George Fox?

You might get lost in the crowd at some universities – but not at George Fox. We want to know you on a personal, academic and spiritual level.

That means not only understanding where you’ve come from and where you want to go, but also providing personalized guidance to help you get there.

You’ll find that faith permeates everything we do here, from the way our professors teach to the way we relate to one another as a community.

We also strongly believe that we’re called to serve, whether that involves lending a helping hand to our neighbors or traveling across the globe to assist and minister to those in need.

You’ll receive personal attention from our professors thanks to a low 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, and opportunities for undergraduate research and hands-on learning that wouldn’t normally be available at bigger schools.

At the same time, George Fox has the resources to consistently rank among the top Christian universities in the nation in publications like U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. It’s the best of both worlds.

Whether your future plans involve grad school or jumping directly into the job market, a George Fox education can help you achieve your goals.

Did you know that 88% of our biology majors are accepted into grad school, or that 95% of George Fox accounting majors find employment within 6 months after graduating? Those are just two examples of how we prepare our students for long-term success.

One hundred percent of our students received some type of financial aid for the 2016-17 academic year, with the average package coming in at $25,788. That’s a total of over $55.6 million in financial aid given per year! 

Annual costs before financial aid, 2018-19

Tuition: $35,500
Room and board: $11,250
Fees: $520

Detailed breakdown of tuition and costs

Hilary SarjentLawrence Potts (’16),
Health and human performance major

"The financial aid process at George Fox was able to make a dream become a reality for me. I told my advisor about my financial situation, and she worked with me in finding out the best solutions that could make school affordable. She found grants and scholarships to apply for, encouraged me to attend the George Fox University Scholarship Competition, and even called me periodically to check up on how I was doing and pray for me." Read More

Weldin YanesEmily Phipps (’19),
Music education major

"One of the first things I did when I transferred to George Fox University was meet my financial aid counselor. She was a great resource in helping me make decisions about my financial aid and helped me each step of the way." Read More

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