Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC)

Established in 1959 by the Oregon Legislature, OSAC continues to provide innovative programs to thousands of Oregon students and families to ensure access to postsecondary education. Each year, OSAC awards grants and scholarships of more than $118 million to thousands of Oregon students in their quest to achieve a college education. For students from states other than Oregon, please contact your home state's appropriate office to determine if they award state grants for students attending college outside of their home state.

OSAC Scholarship Application

OSAC Scholarship Application Information: February 15- 5pm PST Early Bird Deadline. Error-free application will be entered into a drawing for one of several $1,000 Early Bird scholarships. Final deadline is March 1 of each year. In the event that it falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will automatically be extended to 5:00 p.m. (PST) of the following business day.

Financial support for college students with children in daycare

The Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG) is Oregon's largest state-funded need-based grant program for students planning to go to college. Approximately 40,000 students receive Opportunity Grants each year. Opportunity Grants are funded primarily by Oregon taxpayers.

Apply for an Oregon Opportunity Grant

1. Fill out the FAFSA

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.


Complete the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA). The fee is waived for Oregon applicants only if they select a school with an ORSAA prefix. We ask that DACA students who have already submitted a FAFSA submit the ORSAA as well so that we can calculate their eligibility for an Oregon Opportunity Grant.

If you are not sure which application to complete, use this filtering tool to help you decide.

2. Fix FAFSA errors right away!

If the FAFSA Submission Summary 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.

It's the mission of the Scholarship Team to expand opportunities for donors and students to invest in education and career training through private financial support. You don't need to be a merit scholar or a student with financial need to apply for OSAC scholarships. All types of scholarships are available. Many are based on criteria such as high school attended, school and community activities, academic interests, or career goals. Some require a minimum GPA and others require no GPA whatsoever. There are 500+ scholarship programs and you may qualify, but you won't know unless you apply.

Search the OSAC Catalog outside of the online application for eligible scholarships, or search within the online application and Apply Here by the annual Final Deadline of March 1.


  • Help pay your college expenses including tuition and fees, room and board, and books and supplies
  • Reduce your student loan debt
  • Honor your achievements

Through the generosity of private donors, civic organizations, employers, member-based organizations, and foundation partners such as The Oregon Community Foundation, The Ford Family Foundation, and many others, thousands of students each year are the recipients of scholarships administered by OSAC.

OSAC awards more than $18 million in private scholarships annually. Awards range from $1000 to $10,000, or more.

For complete details please refer to the State website.

The 2024-2025 online application is coming soon! Funding is limited, apply as soon as possible. 

Contact us at; we will notify you when the application is available.


The Oregon Tribal Student Grant program was established to provide grants to eligible Oregon tribal students to offset the cost of attendance for attending eligible Oregon colleges and universities. Current continuing and new students are encouraged to apply for this grant for the 2024-2025 academic year.

The grant is intended to cover the average cost of attendance after all federal and state grants/scholarships have been applied.


Students who are eligible to receive the Oregon Tribal Student Grant:

  • The student must be an enrolled member of one of the nine Oregon federally recognized tribes:
    • Burns Paiute Tribe
    • Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians
    • Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
    • Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians
    • Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
    • Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
    • Coquille Indian Tribe
    • Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians
    • Klamath Tribes
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a student at an Oregon college or university.
    • Eligible schools can include:
      • Oregon community colleges
      • Oregon public universities
      • Oregon based private non-profit colleges and universities
  • Submits the FAFSA/ORSAA
  • Will be enrolled at least half time for the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Maintains good standing in a degree seeking program
  • Working towards earning first degree or credential at the same level
    • For example, if a student is working on their second bachelor's degree they would not be eligible. If they are working on their first bachelor's degree they would be eligible for the Oregon Tribal Student Grant.
    • Another example, a student would be eligible for their first associate degree at a community college. If they are working on their second associate degree they would not be eligible for the Oregon Tribal Student Grant.

Awarding is prioritized for undergraduate and master's degree students. If funding is available after eligible undergraduate and master's degree students, full or partial awards may be made to students in either professional or doctoral programs of study, and/or graduate certificates. Graduate students are not required to have participated in the grant as undergraduate students.