There are several programs at OSU that provide an opportunity for you to receive additional educational assistance outside the classroom at no cost to you and with no specific program eligibility. 

Academic Success Center (ASC)

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a program provided by the ASC that offers peer-led, group study tables for challenging courses. SI provides you with extra time outside of class to study in a comfortable, small-group setting.  At study tables, you can ask questions, work with peers to answer questions and solve problems, and engage in structured activities that promote learning. 

Collaborative Learning Center (CLC)

Located in the Learning Commons, the CLC has a variety of services to help support your studies. During scheduled hours, you'll find peer tutors and GTAs from the College of Science, and the Writing Center.

Educational Opportunities Program (EOP)

In collaboration with the Academic Success Center and Diversity and Cultural Engagement, EOP provides tutoring, peer academic mentoring, study tables, and workshops.

Math Learning Center (MLC)

The MLC offers free drop-in tutoring, make-up testing, and a mathematics education resource room.

Writing Center

The Writing Center is a relaxed and friendly place where you can work with writing assistants, fellow students who will give you concrete feedback and advice on how to improve your writing. Writing assistants are skilled readers and writers who can help you work on a project by assisting you with revising, brainstorming, and/or writer’s block. Writing assistants can also answer specific questions about grammar, citing sources, and format.


There are programs at OSU that do have specific program requirements and you will need to verify your eligibility. 

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

The LSAMP program at is dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of traditionally underrepresented students successfully completing science and engineering baccalaureate degree programs.  Tutoring is one of the programs many features.

TRiO Student Support Services

The TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) and STEM Student Support Services programs at Oregon State University provide opportunities for academic growth and development, assist students with basic college requirements and serve to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education.  One of the services offered to TRio participants is tutoring in some of the most common subjects including:

  • Math
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics

Visit the TRiO Student Support Service page to see if you are eligible.


VA tutorial assistance may also be available to help you pay for tutoring necessary to advance your education. 

Veterans Benefits Administration Tutorial Assistance

This is a supplement to your regular education benefit. Tutorial assistance is available if you are receiving VA educational assistance at the half-time or greater rate and have a deficiency in a subject, making tutoring necessary.

All of the following criteria must be met for a student to be eligible for tutorial assistance:

  • The student must be in a postsecondary program half time or more. For the Post-9/11 GI Bill, rate of pursuit must be at least 50 percent.
  • The student must have a deficiency in a course that is part of his or her approved program.
  • The student must be enrolled in the course during the quarter, semester, or term in which the tutoring is received for the course. Tutoring may not occur between quarters or semesters.

The student, tutor, and certifying official must complete VA Form 22-1990t, Application and Enrollment Certification for Individualized Tutorial Assistance. The application may be submitted at the end of each month or combination of months. The application must be signed and dated on or after the date of the last tutoring session certified.