The state of Oregon has recognized domestic partnerships since 2008. Registered
domestic partners are same-sex couples who have filed an official Declaration of
Domestic Partnership with a county clerk in Oregon. The Oregon
Family Fairness Act of 2007 requires all rights and privileges extended
to members of a married family be extended registered domestic partners, including
eligibility for the Oregon Opportunity Grant.
Domestic Partnerships and Oregon Opportunity Grant
Provisions of the Oregon Family Fairness Act apply only to state-funded programs,
not to federal programs. OSAC's administration of the Oregon Opportunity
Grant program ensures that students in Registered Domestic Partnerships are treated
the same as married students in determining their eligibility for a grant and students
whose parent is in a Registered Domestic Partnership will be treated the same as
a student with married parents.
How to Apply
If you or your parent(s) are in a Registered Domestic Partnership when you file
your FAFSA and you are eligible for an Oregon
Opportunity Grant, you should also complete the
Oregon Opportunity Grant Domestic Partnership Reporting Form
(PDF). OSAC will use the information provided on the form to determine
your new award amount and will automatically contact your financial aid office to
update award packages.