Oregon Opportunity Grants are awarded first to students with the greatest financial need, based on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Award amounts are subject to change each year. OSAC begins awarding in the spring and continues to make awards until funds are exhausted. Because available funds vary year to year, OSAC cannot forecast what the maximum EFC limit will be or when funds will be exhausted.
For 2022-23, the award amount is based on the student’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), the type of school they attend, and how many credits they enroll each term. The chart below is the maximum award amount for each EFC level and is based on full time and full-year enrollment (i.e. 12 credits or more each term, for all three quarters or two semesters).
A portion of the award is released to a student’s account each semester or quarter. Awards are pro-rated for part-time or part-year enrollment. Students must be enrolled at least half time during a quarter or semester to receive OOG funds for that term.
|Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
||Community College Award Amount
||4- Year Institutions Award Amount
The current EFC limit for the 2022-23 academic year is $8,000.
The current FAFSA or ORSAA submit date for the 2022-23 academic year is July 31, 2022. No more awards are being processed for 2022-23.
NOTE: Even if you received the Oregon Opportunity Grant in prior years and filed your FAFSA early, you may not receive a grant if your EFC is above the EFC limit for the year.