Financial aid grants

Financial aid grants are often called “gift aid” because they are free money – financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid. Grants are usually awarded based on your financial need. You can read more about financial need here: how award amounts are determined.

How do I get a grant?

To get a grant, you must follow the steps to receiving financial aid. If you are eligible for a grant, it will be listed when you review your award.

Types of financial aid grants

Federal Pell Grant

A Federal Pell Grant is awarded to students who meet eligibility requirements according to federal guidelines. The amount received is determined by your student aid index (SAI) number and your enrollment. Pell Grants are prorated based on your enrollment. There is a maximum amount of Federal Pell Grant funds you can receive over your lifetime – read more about Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is awarded to Pell-eligible students with exceptional need according to federal and institutional guidelines.

Oregon Opportunity Grant

The Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG) is a grant for Oregon residents funded by the State Of Oregon. The Office of Student Access and Completion administers the OOG and determines student’s eligibility. In order to qualify for OOG students must: meet general eligibility requirements for financial aid, have no prior baccalaureate degrees, be enrolled at least half time, show financial need, and meet the application deadlines. Application deadlines vary from year to year and are dependent on funding levels. To qualify for OOG, it is best to complete the FAFSA or ORSAA in early October. For more information, visit Oregon Opportunity Grant.

Oregon Promise Grant

The Oregon Promise Grant (OPG) is a state grant that helps cover tuition costs at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED® test graduates. Award amounts depend on enrollment level and financial need after all other state and federal grants. For more information, visit Oregon Promise Grant.

Oregon Tribal Student Grant

The Oregon Tribal Student Grant (OTSG) is a grant for Oregon students who are an enrolled member of one of the nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon working toward their first degree. Award amounts will vary depending on the cost of attendance and enrolled credits. To qualify for OTSG, students must complete the FAFSA or ORSAA and the OTSG Application. For more information, visit Oregon Tribal Student Grant.

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