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Fund Limits

Funds with Cumulative Availability

Some aid funds are limited to a maximum number of terms or overall dollar amount:

  • Federal Pell Grants: Eligible students may receive the Pell Grant for up to 18 full-time quarters (12 semesters), the equivalent of 6 years at full-time enrollment.  For students who are enrolled less than full-time, remaining eligibility will be prorated, based on enrollment status.
  • Oregon Opportunity Grant: Eligible students may receive OOG for up to 12 full-time quarters (8 semesters), the equivalent of 4 years at full-time enrollment. For students who are enrolled less than full-time, remaining eligibility will be prorated, based on enrollment status.
  • TEACH grant: Eligible undergraduate students can receive a maximum of $16,000 and eligible graduate students can receive up to $8,000 through this program.

Annual and Cumulative Stafford Loan limits

The Federal Stafford Loan program has both annual and cumulative (lifetime) maximums. Annual limits are determined by your grade level and cumulative maximums depend on whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student. Click here for more information.

Other limits

Other types of limits may apply to your overall award or to combinations of funds. For instance fee remissions (reduction in your tuition) may come from a variety of departments on campus, but when taken as a whole, can never exceed your total tuition.

Since your cost of attendance represents an overall cap on your student financial aid award, funding that comes in after your initial awarding (such as outside scholarships) may in some cases reduce your eligibility for aid that is already on your award. When this occurs, we will reduce your overall award down to your cost of attendance by reducing or removing the least favorable types of aid first (in most cases student loans).