You must apply for financial aid every year by submitting a FAFSA application. Applications must be received before February 28th at the central processor to be considered for priority funding. You may apply for aid online after October 1st for the following academic year. Below are a few of the issues that may affect you as a continuing OSU student and financial aid recipient. Be sure to keep on top of managing your award!

 

Yearly Loan Limits

If you have been awarded a Ford loan, you are eligible for additional Ford loan funding as you progress through school. Depending on your credits and class standing, you will be able to receive different loan amounts. Below are the credit requirements and loan amounts:

 

Class Standing

Credits

Loan Limit (Dependent)

Loan Limit (Independent)

Freshman

0 - 45

$5,500

$9,500

Sophomore

46 - 90

$6,500

$10,500

Junior/Senior

90 - up

$7,500

$12,500

 

If you change class standing you may request that your loans be increased for the current academic year by submitting the Loan Revision Form to the Office of Financial Aid.

 

 Pell Grant Limits

Based on the Congressional approval of year round Pell, students may now receive up to 150% of their Pell eligibility in a single year. This means, starting in 17/18,  a student at OSU may be eligible to receive a fulltime Pell Grant for all 4 terms of the academic year. Terms in which a student is attending less than halftime (fewer than 6 credit hours) may not be counted towards this additional eligibility.  Please keep in mind that lifetime Pell eligibility has not changed. Students may only receive the Pell grant for a maximum of 18 terms/12 semesters.

 

Satisfactory Academic Progress

As a financial aid recipient, you have a responsibility to maintain satisfactory academic progress toward your degree. You must meet the requirements outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy to receive federal/state financial aid at Oregon State University. Please visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress page for detailed information.

 

Scholarship Renewal 

Scholarship renewal criteria has changed for students enrolling for the first time in 2016-17. If you have questions on which renewal criteria your award is classified under, please contact the Scholarship Office at scholarship.office@oregonstate.edu

 

USP Scholarships for students enrolling for the first time in 2016-17 school year

All USP awards listed below are renewable for four years, or up to 12 terms of undergraduate work towards a bachelor’s degree. Each award has its own renewal requirement. You must meet both the GPA and credit hour minimum each year to continue your scholarship. Please note that Advanced Placement (AP) and/or transfer credits earned while in high school will not be counted toward the GPA or credit requirements. Students participating in the Degree Partnership Program (DPP) will have transfer credits accepted towards renewal requirements. You must also maintain continuous full-time enrollment at OSU for Fall, Winter, and Spring terms each year. If you believe you are unable to meet these requirements, you are required to contact the Scholarship Office at scholarship.office@oregonstate.edu prior to the term in question. You are ultimately responsible to monitor your own progress to assure scholarship renewal requirements are met.

Students will be notified, by e-mail, of their progress at the end of each term and at the end of the academic year to confirm scholarship renewal status for the following year.

 

Scholarship Annual Award Amounts Min OSU GPA Min Annual Credits*
Resident Awards:      
Finley Academic Excellence Scholarship $3,000 or greater 3.0 GPA 45 credits
Finley Academic Excellence Scholarship $2,999 or less 2.5 GPA 36 credits
Diversity Achievement Any 2.5 GPA 36 credits
Presidential Any 3.25 GPA 45 credits
       
Non-Resident Awards:      
Provost's $6,000 or greater 3.0 GPA 45 credits
Provost's $5,999 or less 2.5 GPA 36 credits
Aloha  $6,000 or greater 3.0 GPA 45 credits
Aloha  $5,999 or less 2.5 GPA 36 credits
Gem State $6,000 or greater 3.0 GPA 45 credits
Gem State $5,999 or less 2.5 GPA 36 credits
Golden State $6,000 or greater 3.0 GPA 45 credits
Golden State $5,999 or less 2.5 GPA 36 credits
Evergreen State $6,000 or greater 3.0 GPA 45 credits
Evergreen State $5,999 or less 2.5 GPA 36 credits
Tuition Grant                      Any Amount 2.5 GPA  36 credits
International Student Awards:      
International Provost's Any 3.0 GPA 36 credits

 

*NOTE:  In addition to the total annual credits listed above, you must also maintain full time enrollment each term (Fall, Winter and Spring).

 

USP Scholarships for students enrolling prior to the 2016-17 academic year

All USP awards listed below are renewable for four years, or up to 12 terms of undergraduate work towards a bachelor’s degree. Each award has its own renewal requirement. You must meet both the GPA and credit hour minimum each year to continue your scholarship. Please note that Advanced Placement (AP) and/or transfer credits earned while in high school will not be counted toward the GPA or credit requirements. Students participating in the Degree Partnership Program (DPP) will have transfer credits accepted towards renewal requirements. You must also maintain continuous full-time enrollment at OSU for Fall, Winter, and Spring terms each year. If you believe you are unable to meet these requirements, you are required to contact the Scholarship Office at scholarship.office@oregonstate.edu prior to the term in question. You are ultimately responsible to monitor your own progress to assure scholarship renewal requirements are met.

Students will be notified, by e-mail, of their progress at the end of each term and at the end of the academic year to confirm scholarship renewal status for the following year.

 

Scholarship

Min OSU GPA

Min Term Credits

Min Annual Credits

Presidential

3.0 GPA

15 credits

45 credits

Provost's

3.0 GPA

15 credits

45 credits

International Provost's

3.0 GPA

12 credits

36 credits

Finley Academic Excellence Scholarship

3.0 GPA

12 credits

36 credits

Diversity Achievement

2.5 GPA

12 credits

36 credits

 *NOTE:  In addition to the total annual credits listed above, you must also maintain full time enrollment each term (Fall, Winter and Spring).

 

Bridge to Success Renewal

In order for the Bridge to Success Grant to be renewed, a student must successfully complete at least 36 credits per year. A student must also continue meet Pell and OOG eligibility requirements and file the FAFSA by the February 28th priority deadline. Due to limited funding, Bridge renewal cannot be guaranteed for all students who meet the minimum criteria.