The Pell grant is a federally funded need based grant program available to eligible undergraduates. Pell eligibility is based on the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) calculated from your FAFSA. It is available for full-time, three-quarter time and part-time enrollment depending on eligibility. Pell Grant is limited to 18 full time quarters (12 semesters). The Pell eligibility of all 2012/2013 Pell Grant recipients with take into account all prior terms of Pell Grant. For more Pell Grant eligibility requirements, click here: Pell Grant Eligibility Requirements.
Oregon Opportunity Grant
The Oregon Opportunity Grants is a state and federally funded need-based grant available from the Oregon Student Access Commission (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 support from the Opportunity Grant program during Fall, Winter and Spring quarters for no more than the equivalent of 4 years, (i.e., up to 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 a 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 2012-2013 Oregon Opportunity Grant, students must have submitted the 2012-2013 FAFSA by February 1, 2012 (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 treated as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan.
For more detailed information on TEACH Grant eligibility requirements, click here: TEACH Grant Eligibility Requirements.