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Oregon Opportunity Grant

Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG) is Oregon's largest state-funded, need-based grant program for college students. Approximately 40,000 students receive Opportunity Grants each year.  Visit the OSAC website for more information on the applying for the Oregon Opportunity Grant by following this link.

Three Steps to Apply for an Oregon Opportunity Grant

  1. Fill out the FAFSA
    1. Oregon students apply for the Oregon Opportunity Grant by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is also the application for most federal student aid programs. Students must complete a FAFSA each year to ensure access to both federal programs and the grants and scholarships that OSAC administers.
  2. Watch for emails from the US Department of Education and OSAC
    1. Students should watch for an email from the US Department of Education with information about the status of their FAFSA and their Student Aid Report (SAR). The email usually arrives about 3 days after filing the FAFSA. After 5 days, check the FAFSA website to confirm it was submitted correctly. In spring, OSAC sends out emails notifying students of their potential eligibility for an Opportunity Grant.
  3. Fix FAFSA errors right away!
    1. If the SAR shows errors or FAFSA information that needs to be corrected, students should resolve those errors right away. Funds are limited, so those who wait too long to resolve errors may not receive a grant. The most common errors are missing signatures and conflicts between a student's name and social security number

NOTE: Simply submitting a FAFSA by the priority deadline does not guarantee an applicant will receive an award. OSAC makes awards only to eligible applicants who apply on or before the published deadline and have problem-free FAFSAs (i.e., had no errors or had resolved all errors and other problems by early March). In addition, in years with limited available funds, students who are awarded but delay enrollment until later in the academic year may lose their grant eligibility. Awards for students who are enrolled half-time in fall term may be limited to half-time amounts for all subsequent terms during the academic year.