Oregon Opportunity Grant

The Oregon Opportunity Grant is a state-funded, need based grant for resident, freshman students. 

The annual award amount varies based on Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA (or the ORSAA) and the availability of state funding. Students can receive this grant for up to the equivalent of 4 years of full time, non-consecutive enrollment if they demonstrate need and qualify each year. All payments of an Oregon Opportunity Grant from any school count towards the 4 year maximum limit. Annual limits apply and this grant is not available during summer term.

Students should submit the FAFSA (or ORSAA) as soon as it becomes available each year to apply for this grant. State funding for this grant is limited and does run out early each year. 


  • Oregon residents, out of state students who are members of a Native American tribe with traditional ties to Oregon, or undocumented students who attended elementary school or secondary school in Oregon for at least 3 years and graduated from an Oregon high school
  • Admissible to PSU as a freshman student
  • Submission of the FAFSA or ORSAA
  • Eligible to receive a federal Pell grant as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Have 2.5 cumulative, unweighted final high school GPA
  • Enroll full time (12-15 credits per term) in fall term
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress while at PSU and meet all registration deadlines

Additional Information

Reduced enrollment during any term will reduce the grant amount for that specific term. If the reduced enrollment is during fall term, the grant may be reduced for each term of the remaining school year. If you have questions about this grant, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.