Grants do not need to be repaid and are available through federal and state governments and individual colleges. Student's eligibility for a grant are usually need-based. Grade point averages and test scores are not a consideration.
FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid: This application is required for most grants and scholarships.
Oregon State Grants
Oregon Opportunity Grant - State funded grant for low and moderate income Oregon residents who will be pursuing post-secondary education at an Oregon community college or non-profit 4-year college or university in Oregon.
How to Apply: Requires completion of the FAFSA or ORSAA, no additional application required.
Oregon Promise Grant - A state grant that covers some or all tuition at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED recipients.
How to Apply: Oregon Promise Grant Application, found in the OSAC Student Portal.
Barbers & Hairdressers Grant - Grant for residents of Oregon who are attending a licensed school of barbering, hair design, cosmetology, or manicure in Oregon. There are specific schools participating in this school.
Chafee Education and Training Grant - Grant for current or former foster care youth. Youth may be eligible to receive up to $3,000 per academic year. Visit the OSAC website for more information.
How to Apply: Chaffee Education and Training Grant Application, found in the OSAC Student Portal.
Deceased or Disabled Public Safety Officer Grant - This is a grant for dependents of public safety officers in the State of Oregon, who was killed or disabled in the line of duty.
Oregon Student Child Care Grant - This is a grant for parents to obtain childcare for their children while the parent pursue post-secondary education.
Federal Pell Grants - Complete the FAFSA to be considered for the Pell Grant. Awarded by the school to undergraduate students based on a student’s significant financial need. Awards depend in part on annual program funding, your eligibility, and the cost of attending your school. The maximum award varies each school year but has been around $5,000.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants - Complete the FAFSA to be considered. Awarded to undergraduate students by the school based on significant financial need. The maximum award is $4,000 per academic year, and awards vary by school
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant - Complete the FAFSA and program application to be considered. Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at participating schools and pursuing coursework in teaching. Student must serve as a full-time teacher for at least four years for each year the grant is received. If you fail to fulfill this required teaching service, you’ll be required to repay the TEACH Grant funds as a federal student loan