Emergency Financial Support for OSU Students:

Federal and institutional aid for students.

Oregon State is here for you. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant financial hardship for many students, and the university — through the Federal CARES Act and the OSU Foundation — is providing emergency funding to help students through these difficult times. 


The Federal CARES Act

The Federal CARES Act provided emergency aid to help students cover additional expenses incurred from campus disruptions due to COVID-19. These may include food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care.  OSU has now paid out all of the CARES Act funding it received for student support. Visit our CARES reporting page for details.


CARES Act Eligibility

To be eligible for CARES Act funding, students must meet Title IV (federal student aid) eligibility requirements. This means you must complete a 2019-20 FAFSA if you haven’t already done so.

Students who are not eligible for CARES Act funding include international students, DACA and undocumented students, and students who were enrolled exclusively in online Ecampus programs on March 13. If you are ineligible for CARES Act funding, please connect with your college and with the Office of Financial Aid to see if there is institutional funding available.


Frequently Asked Questions

We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has created financial uncertainty for many students, and it's likely that you have questions. We've tried to answer as many as possible on the CARES Act FAQ page.


Other Emergency Aid

Oregon State is using other institutional aid, including Beavers Care funds from the OSU Foundation, to help meet the needs of students who are ineligible for CARES Act funding. To apply for this emergency aid please contact your college or the Office of Financial Aid.