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The Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG) provides free money to Oregon residents studying in-state. This need-based grant provides up to $4,692 per year! The OOG is first-come, first-serve, so we recommend you apply early.
Only students with certain incomes and savings qualify.
Scholarships for students in specific states and cities.
Provider: Oregon State Government
You must be an undergraduate student enrolled in-state at least half-time to qualify. This program is need-based, so how much you get will depend on your family's financial situation.
To apply, you must complete the FAFSA. If you're ineligible due to your citizenship, you can apply through the ORSAA. The OOG is first-come, first-serve, so be sure to apply early!
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Updated on February 28, 2023
Yes! Undocumented students are still eligible for state aid from Oregon. If this is you, you should submit the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) to see what state aid you qualify for.
Each state has its own rules about who counts as a resident. Most states require you to live and work in a state for at least one year. Your college may also request some documentation that shows that you plan to live in the state long-term––like a driver's license or a lease.
The best way to find out what is required in your state is to contact your college directly. We prepared an email for you to make it easy! Make sure to fill in the blanks with your own info and situation.
DRAFT MESSAGE TO YOUR COLLEGE To: Registrar's Office
Dear College Administrator, My name is [Your Name] and my student ID number is [###]. I'm a [current / prospective student] at [college name], and I'm writing to see if I have met the requirements for residency. I have lived in [state name] for [number of years / months] and during that time I have [rented an apartment / worked / sent my children to school / paid taxes]. If there is any documentation that I need to provide to show my residency, I would be more than happy to send it your way. Even the in-state rate will be challenging for me to cover, so I would really appreciate any help you can give me! Thanks in advance. Regards, [Your Name]
We recommend submitting your FAFSA in October. Why? A lot of state grants are first-come, first-serve, and the money runs out quickly. You don't want to miss out on money because other students submitted FAFSA before you.
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