Resources

After you have submitted the Federal Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) and the PSU scholarship application, explore these other education assistance programs.


College Savings Plans

 

Review the Oregon College Savings Plan | www.oregoncollegesavings.com

 

IDA |An Individual Development Account is a matching fund savings account where the administering agency may match the amount that you save. While there are several agencies that offer these types of accounts in Oregon, start your search here: www.oregonidainitiative.org  

 

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award 

https://my.americorps.gov

You can use your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for current educational expenses at a PSU.  Students fully admitted into a degree or certificate granting program may use their award up to their Cost of Attendance, less other financial aid.  Non-admitted students may use their award only for educational expenses, generally the cost of the course.  AmeriCorps sends the awards to PSU in installments, half at the start of the term and half at the midpoint. 

Outside Additional Scholarships

 

Search for additional outside scholarships:

http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/scholarships.aspx

http://www.fastweb.com/

http://www.tuitionfundingsources.com/index.php  

 

Additional Education Loans

 

Federal Loans for Parents | If you are a dependent student, your parent may be eligible to borrow a federal Parent PLUS loan. Information about the federal parent loan option is available here: www.pdx.edu/finaid/studentloans

 

Alternative Education Loans | After you have reviewed your federal student loan options, you may wish to review the private education loan options. Many lending agencies have a secondary education loan which is also called a school certified private loan. You can compare lending agencies with loan products which PSU has historically certified here: https://choice.fastproducts.org/FastChoice/home/321600  

 

Student Employment

 

Explore student employment options here: www.pdx.edu/careers/for-students 

 

Co-Enrollment

 

Explore Co-enrollment with our community college partners: www.pdx.edu/transferstudent/co-admission

 

Payment Plan

Explore the PSU Tuition Payment Plan: www.pdx.edu/financial-services/payment-plans