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.

New Students

Oregon State University offers an array of scholarships to incoming students depending on their admission status. These scholarships are awarded by the Scholarship Office and are based on available funding. Criteria are available on the scholarships page.

At OSU we participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE).  The benefit is awarded competitively to a limited number of qualifying students as a scholarship. Non-resident tuition at OSU is not reduced based on state of residence. Students awarded a WUE scholarship will be notified by the Scholarship Office and will see the estimated scholarship amount on their award letter. Please contact the OSU Office of Scholarships for additional information on the WUE: Scholarship.Office@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-1125.


OSU Colleges and Departments offer donor-funded scholarship opportunities to students who are currently enrolled, or plan to enroll (incoming) in a major within their college. More detailed information about awards by college is available on this Departmental Scholarships page.

Oregon State University’s 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. 

New and Returning Ecampus Students

The Ecampus Grant is awarded to students seeking a degree through Oregon State Ecampus. The Office of Financial Aid awards these grants to eligible recipients based on financial need. Funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. To be considered, file your FAFSA before the February 28th priority funding deadline (as early as possible) each year.