Oregon Opportunity Grant

Overview

The Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG) is Oregon’s largest state-funded, need-based grant program for college students. This grant provides funding to more than 40,000 Oregon resident students each year.

OOG is awarded to low-income Oregon residents who are pursuing their first associates or bachelor’s degree at an eligible institution. Award amounts are based on a student’s financial need, the type of institution the student attends, and FAFSA/ORSAA submission date. There is not a separate application for the OOG. To be considered for the grant, students must submit their FAFSA or ORSAA by the deadline date each academic year.

Tuition Equity criteria:

  • You must have attended an elementary or secondary/high school in Oregon during all three years immediately prior to earning a high school diploma or leaving school before earning a diploma
  • You must have attended an elementary or secondary/high school in the United States for at least five years immediately prior to earning a high school diploma or leaving school before earning a diploma
  • You must have received a high school diploma or GED in Oregon
  • You must certify intention to become a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident

Undocumented students can apply by submitting the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) as soon as possible after October 1.

To Apply: Submit the FAFSA or ORSAA as soon as possible after October 1 each year.

Key Features

  • Awarded to low-income Oregon residents who are pursuing their first associates or bachelor’s degree at an eligible institution. Award amounts are based on a student’s financial need, the type of institution the student attends, and FAFSA/ORSAA submission date.
  • Eligible institutions include all Oregon community college, public universities and eight private universities. 

Tips for Candidates

Available to both FAFSA and ORSAA candidates.

Estimated Amount