The Pell grant is a federally funded need based grant program available to eligible undergraduates. Pell eligibility is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculated from your FAFSA. It is available for full-time, three-quarter time, half-time and less-than-halftime enrollment, depending on EFC. Pell Grant is limited to 18 full time quarters (12 semesters). Read more about Pell Grant Eligibility Requirements.
Oregon Opportunity Grant
The Oregon Opportunity Grants is a state and federally funded need-based grant available from Oregon's Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC). This grant is available to Oregon-resident undergraduates who are enrolled half-time or greater and who meet other eligibility requirements. Eligible students may receive the Opportunity Grant program during Fall, Winter and Spring quarters (not available in Summer) and for no more than the equivalent of 4 years, (12 quarters or 8 semesters) of full-time enrollment. For students who are enrolled less than full-time, remaining eligibility will be prorated, based on enrollment status.
Opportunity Grants are awarded first-come, first-served, according to application date until funds are depleted. We encourage all applicants to submit their FAFSAs as close to January 1st as possible to be considered for this grant. However, simply filing a FAFSA by the deadline does not guarantee an applicant will receive an award.
The Oregon Opportunity Grant has a cut-off date each year which depends on funding from the Oregon Legislature and the number of eligible applicants. To be considered for a 2015-2016 Oregon Opportunity Grant, students must have submitted the 2015-2016 FAFSA by February 1, 2015 (midnight Central Standard Time).
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
The SEOG is a limited federal grant available to Pell eligible undergraduates enrolled in a minimum of six credits. The amount of award is prorated depending on enrollment levels. SEOG is not available for the summer term.
The TEACH Grant program is a non-need-based grant program that provides up to $4,000 per year to students who are enrolled in an eligible program. Students must agree to teach in a high-need field at a low-income elementary or secondary school for at least four years within eight years of completing the program for which the TEACH Grant was awarded. If the grant recipient fails to complete the required teaching service, the TEACH grant is converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan with accrued interest backdated to the first disbursement of funds.
Read more about TEACH Grant Eligibility Requirements.