Award Amount Calculation
The ONGSTA will be calculated based on DoD FTA or MilTA funds being applied towards a student’s tuition balance first before calculating ONGSTA award funds. Tuition will be based on the schools in-state tuition resident rate. Tuition rates for eligible private postsecondary institutions are listed below.
Additionally, certain fees will be funded by the ONGSTA program. The fee amounts are calculated on the average fees charged to all students depending on which type of school the student is attending.
Award amounts for 2023-24 will be determined in summer 2023 once colleges complete reporting their cost of attendance data to OSAC.
The fee amounts for each type of school for the 2022-23 academic year were:
- Oregon Community Colleges: $361 per term
- Oregon Public Universities including OHSU: $716 per term
- Eligible Oregon Private Colleges: $526 per semester term, $351 per quarter term
A book allowance will also be provided by the ONGSTA program. The rate of payment will be based on a per-credit hour up to $1,000 per academic year. For the 2022-23 academic year the rate per credit hour for quarter term-based schools was $28 per credit hour, for semester term based schools it was $42 per credit hour.
For eligible Oregon-based private institutions, awards are calculated based on the average in-state tuition rate among the seven Oregon public universities and to not exceed $247 per credit (in 2022-23), minus any DoD Federal Tuition Assistance grants.
All U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs education benefits can be used concurrently with the ONGSTA program, and these benefits are not counted into the ONGSTA award calculation. However, they Post 9/11 GI Bill* is affected by ONGSTA funds. If you are using the Post 9/11 GI Bill*, please contact your schools VA School Certifying Official for additional details
*The GI Bill is a registered trade mark of the US Department of Veterans Affairs
After your application is processed and schools notify us of the amount of your award, ONGSTA funds will be disbursed (sent) to your college or your university's Business Office.
Neither OSAC nor the Oregon National Guard have control over the time it takes your school to apply your funds to your student account. Some Oregon schools apply ONGSTA funds to your account at the beginning of the term and others wait until course drop deadlines have passed. Additionally, some schools may be short-staffed or closed during certain holiday or break periods and may take longer to apply your ONGSTA funds. Please contact your school regarding receipt of your funds before you contact OSAC or the Oregon National Guard.