FAFSA/ORSAA & Grants

 

Finding Fund: How to pay For college (Key funding topics):
OSAC presents “Finding Funds” at schools and community events throughout Oregon every year. Jump ahead to a specific topic using the time stamps below:

 

1. Common Financial Aid Terms [0:43]

2. Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA/ORSAA) [2:52]

3. State Grants (OOG, Promise, and more) [5:20]

4. OSAC Scholarships [10:57]

Foster Youth (Current and Former) College financial aid:
This webinar provides information for current and former foster youth, Independent Living Providers (ILP), foster parents, and adoptive parents. We’ll cover OSAC’s financial aid resources, programs, and deadlines including the Chafee Education and Training Grant, Oregon Promise, Oregon Opportunity Grant, and OSAC Scholarship Application.

Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG):
The Oregon Opportunity Grant is Oregon largest source of need-based grant funding for college students. It is administered through Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC).

Concurrent enrollment: Dual Partnership Program:
The DPP program is a partnership program between a university and a community college. Students enroll at each college and have the benefits of advising, scholarships and more from each school. Students can choose which campus they live on. Most Oregon Universities have some form of this program. Students are also able to take advantage of the Oregon Promise at their community college to save money whole also attending a university
For more information about DPP at COCC: Click here

 

What is the FAFSA/ORSAA?

To be eligible for most types of financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA). These applications compile financial information and other details about students and families, which the US Department of Education and the State of Oregon use to determine financial need and eligibility for various financial aid opportunities.

FAFSA: Determining your Dependency status:
Are you ready to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, but are unsure whether you’ll need to provide parental information on the form? Check out this video to help you determine whether you’re an independent or dependent student. For additional information, visit Click here 

FAFSA tips for parents:

The first step to applying for federal student aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). Students and parents of dependent students need their own FSA IDs to electronically sign and submit the FAFSA.  Information about whether a student is considered “dependent” for purposes of the FAFSA, as well as who is considered a parent on the FAFSA, can be found at Click here

 

FAFSA Step by Step Video:

ORSAA Step by step video:

Learn about the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) – what it is, who should file it, and five quick tips to complete it so that you can access financial aid in Oregon. Access the application at OregonStudentAid.gov!
La ORSAA es una alternativa a la solicitud gratuita para la ayuda federal estudiantil (FAFSA) para los estudiantes indocumentados en Oregón, incluyendo estudiantes con la accion diferida para los llegados en la infancia (DACA). La ORSAA da a los estudiantes acceso a subvenciones y becas estatales.

What does it mean to verify my FAFSA is asked to be verified by my College?

After you complete the FAFSA, your college may ask you to verify your personal or financial information. This is a simple explanation of the process and what you need to do if you’re selected for verification. For more details on FAFSA verification, visit Click here

Federal Student Aid: Click here

ORSAA Step by step video:

Learn about the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) – what it is, who should file it, and five quick tips to complete it so that you can access financial aid in Oregon. Access the application at OregonStudentAid.gov!

La ORSAA es una alternativa a la solicitud gratuita para la ayuda federal estudiantil (FAFSA) para los estudiantes indocumentados en Oregón, incluyendo estudiantes con la accion diferida para los llegados en la infancia (DACA). La ORSAA da a los estudiantes acceso a subvenciones y becas estatales.