The State of Oregon offers several grants for college that generally do NOT have to pay back. These funds come from the federal and/or state government. For many grants, eligibility is based on your own and/or your family's financial need, which is determined by submitting the FAFSA or ORSAA as soon as possible after the application opens each year. The 2024-25 FAFSA and ORSAA open in December 2023. Some grants consider additional factors. Most grants have their own application and deadlines.
The Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG) is Oregon's largest state-funded, need-based grant program for college students. More than 30,000 students receive the OOG each year.
Oregon Promise (OPG) is a state grant that helps cover tuition costs at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED® test graduates. Students must apply during their senior year or immediately after GED® test completion.
The Oregon Tribal Student Grant provides funding for eligible Oregon tribal students to offset the cost of attendance for attending eligible Oregon colleges and universities.
The Chafee Education and Training Grant (Chafee ETV) provides funding to help current or former foster care youth with postsecondary education and training.
The Oregon Student Child Care Grant helps parents in college obtain safe, dependable care to support their children's development while allowing completion of the parent's academic programs.
The Deceased or Disabled Public Safety Officer (DDPSO) Grant supports dependents of public safety officers in the state of Oregon killed or disabled in the line of duty.
The Oregon Barber and Hairdressers (B&H) Grant Program provides one-time grants to low-income students who are attending a licensed school of barbering, hair design, cosmetology, or manicure in Oregon that participates in Federal Title IV student aid programs and in the B&H Grant Program.
The Oregon National Guard State Tuition Assistance (ONGSTA) program provides funding for undergraduate tuition at in-state residency rates, certain fees, and a book allowance at eligible Oregon postsecondary institutions for current Oregon National Guard Members.