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Types of Aid and Availability

The type of aid available to you depends upon your student status and your enrollment level. The chart below describes the types of aid available. All federal and state programs offered by the office of financial aid, except the federal Pell grant, require at least half time enrollment.

Types of Aid
Undergraduate Enrolled Full-time Undergraduate Enrolled 3/4 or 1/2-time Graduate Enrolled 1/2 or Full-time Post-bac Enrolled 1/2 or Full-time
Pell Grant Yes Yes + < 1/2-time No No
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) **** Yes Yes No No
Oregon Opportunity Grant Yes Yes No No
OUS Supplemental Tuition Grant (OSTG)
Yes Yes No No
Work Study Yes Yes Yes No
Perkins Loan Yes Yes Yes No
Subsidized Stafford Loan Yes Yes No Yes***
Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Yes Yes Yes Yes***
Parent PLUS Loan
Yes*
Yes*
No
Yes*
Graduate PLUS Loan
No
No
Yes**
No

*Parent PLUS Loans are available to the parents of a dependent undergraduate or post-baccalaureate students contingent on a credit check. For more information, or to apply online, please visit our Loan's Page.

**Graduate PLUS loans are subject to a credit check. To apply, please visit our Loan's Page.

***Undergraduate aggregate Stafford loan limits apply to all Post-Baccalaureate students, including Postbacs taking Graduate prep coursework.

****Federal SEOG is only available to students who are also receiving a federal Pell Grant for the same aid year.

Postbacs taking Grad Prep coursework. Students taking prerequisites for admission to a graduate program are limited to 12 consecutive months (4 consecutive terms) of Stafford loan eligibility, as well as dollar limitations (see below).

 

PB Grad Prep
Subsidized Stafford
Unsubsidized Stafford
Total
Dependent Students
$5,500
N/A
$5,500
Independent Students
$5,500
$7,000
$12,500

 

Postbacs pursuing a Second Bachelors Degree or Undergraduate Certificate, annual limits:

 

PB Second Degree or UG Certificate
Subsidized Stafford
Unsubsidized Stafford
Total
Dependent Students
$5,500
$2,000
$7,500
Independent Students
$5,500
$7,000
$12,500

 

 


Your enrollment level for financial aid purposes is the same as your enrollment level with the Registrar's Office which is based on your student type. If you are not sure about your enrollment, please consult the chart below: (Note: The chart below applies to all terms, including Summer)


Full time 3/4 time Half time Less than 1/2 time
Undergraduate 12 or more 9-11 6-8 1-5
Post-baccalaureate 12 or more 9-11 6-8 1-5
Graduate 9 or more N/A 5-8 1-4