Good news! If you are a Tuition Equity eligible student you are now eligible for not only in-state tuition, but the State of Oregon Financial aid. 

How to apply for
state aid?

It all starts with completing the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA). The ORSAA is an alternative to the FAFSA for undocumented Oregon students, including students who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status or Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

The ORSAA application is available usually in October every year for the following academic year--complete it as early as you can!

What programs would I be considered for as an OSU student who completes the ORSAA?

  • Oregon Opportunity Grant (any Oregon college/university) and/or
    *Oregon Promise Grant is only for recent Oregon high school graduates/GED recipients attending an Oregon Community College. Undocumented students without Tuition Equity can be considered for this by completing the ORSAA.

In addition, undocumented students regardless if Tuition Equity, DACA, or not can now apply for the Oregon Student Access and Completion (OSAC) scholarships. OSAC awards more than $18 million in scholarships annually. Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000 or more. You don't need to be a merit scholar or a student with financial need to apply. OSAC administers more than 500 scholarship programs, and you may qualify, but you won't know unless you apply!

Tuition Equity students can apply, through OSAC for the Ford Family Scholarship programs, which covers up to 90% of tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, personal, and transportation.

Applications open in November every year with a deadline of March--awards are given for the following academic year, so plan ahead!