Oregon State University is committed to providing access to high quality education for students who face financial barriers to higher education. Institutional aid at OSU is a cornerstone to this commitment to access. Through a range of need-based and merit-based programs, OSU is working to help students achieve their education goals.
The University Scholars Program (USP), administered by the OSU Scholarship Office, automatically considers new incoming undergraduate students for various scholarships based on the admissions application, including the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) competitive scholarship. View the incoming student scholarship webpage for further information.
New incoming undergraduate students are considered for institutional grants by the OSU Office of Financial Aid based on available funding.
Follow the instructions on the Undergraduate Aid Basics page to apply for institutional grants. Students must be admitted to OSU and apply for the FAFSA/ORSAA by the OSU priority deadline of February 28th in the prior school year. When receiving your aid offer in the Spring, any grants awarded should appear on that along with any OSU scholarships awarded. Funds are very limited, so not all students will be offered these funds.
To maintain eligibility for institutional grants, awarded students must:
To be eligible to have an institutional grant renewed in a future year, a student must:
Even when meeting these criteria, OSU cannot guarantee the renewal of institutional grants due to changes in funding levels, student attrition rates, and other factors. OSU may also choose to limit renewal to a certain number of terms or years.
1Ecampus Grant typically does not require full-time enrollment, and funds may be available during Summer Term. Refer to the Ecampus FAQ page and contact the Office of Financial Aid with any questions.
2See table below for grant name and campus/tuition rate restrictions.
|Institutional Grant||Eligible Campus and Tuition Rate|
|OSU Access Grant||Corvallis with standard Oregon resident undergraduate tuition|
|Cascades Access Grant||Cascades with standard Oregon resident undergraduate tuition|
|Non-Resident Tuition Grant||Corvallis with standard non-resident undergraduate tuition|
|Cascades Non-Res Tuition Grant||Cascades with standard non-resident undergraduate tuition|
|Ecampus Grant||Ecampus with standard Ecampus undergraduate tuition|
|Bridge to Success Grant||Corvallis with standard Oregon resident undergraduate tuition|
OSU Colleges and Departments offer donor-funded scholarship opportunities to students who are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in a major within their college. Additionally, further scholarships are available for opportunities such as studying abroad. Visit the scholarships for current students page for further information.
The OSU Bridge to Success program has served more than 20,000 students since 2008. To better serve the evolving needs of the many qualified students who dream of earning a college degree from the Corvallis and Cascades campuses, the OSU Bridge to Success program has been redesigned to offer a wider array of benefits. See the Admission's Bridge to Success page for more information.