Like physical health, your financial health can fundamentally affect many other aspects of your wellbeing. And don’t we all know it – money can be a major stress factor! Yet sensible budgeting, saving where and when you can, and living within your means can help to reduce or avoid financial stress. The university has provided several resources to assist faculty and staff.


  • Advantage Accelerator: We assist faculty, staff, students and the broader community to commercialize research and concepts. Our staff, mentors, and student interns work directly with innovators and entrepreneurs to explore markets, develop products, and obtain customers.
  • As an OSU community member you have access to the world's largest online family care platform, recognizing that quality family care is both a fundamental human need and a key driver of economic growth and empowerment.
  • Child Development Center: Get your child off on the right foot with the OSU Child Development Center, which provides a high-quality preschool program for Head Start and tuition paying families in the community.
  • Childcare Assistance Funds: The Employment-Related Day Care program (ERDC) helps eligible low-income families pay for child care while they are working
  • College Savings Plan: The Oregon College Savings Plan is a 529 savings account that has special tax advantages to help people save for educational expenses like tuition, computers, supplies and more.
  • Food Hero: Learn how to make healthy, tasty meals on a budget – In English and Spanish. Food Hero is an initiative of Oregon Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) program and was developed by Oregon State University Extension Service and funded jointly by OSU Extension Service, Oregon Department of Human Services, and the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service.
  • Fidelity/TIAA Workshops
  • Kidspirit: KidSpirit strives to serve as a leader in providing young people with intentional, high quality, equitable learning experiences that promote positive interactions among adults and peers.
  • Off-campus Housing: UHDS offers valuable information when considering off-campus housing.
  • Orange Cash/Orange Rewards: Use the Orange Cash account on your OSU ID card to make purchases at campus dining locations, vending machines, Printing & Mailing and more. More than 25 campus restaurants, cafes and markets offer an automatic 10% Orange Rewards discount when you use your Orange Cash funds.
  • Paid Parental Leave: Oregon State University (“university”) will provide eligible faculty members with paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child to care for and bond with their newborn or newly-adopted child.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program: If you are employed by a U.S. federal, state, local, or tribal government or not-for-profit organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Retirement Workshops: join us for workshops, events and individual counseling sessions regarding retirement programs offered to OSU employees
  • Tuition Benefit/ Staff Fee Privileges: Eligible employees appointed at half-time or more may take up to 12 credit hours at a reduced tuition rate.
  • Worker’s Compensation