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Submit the FAFSA or ORSAA.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)

The FAFSA® is the application used for all federal financial aid opportunities, including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Direct Loans and Federal Work-Study Program. The State of Oregon also uses the FAFSA® to determine eligibility for state aid.  Students should complete the FAFSA® as soon as possible to ensure maximum opportunity to access the best financial aid. Complete the FAFSA® each year beginning October 1.


Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA)

The ORSAA is an alternative to the FAFSA®. Students who are not eligible to complete the FAFSA® may apply for the ORSAA. Do not complete the ORSAA if you are a U.S. Citizen or a legal non-citizen. A completed ORSAA is used to determine eligibility for State of Oregon aid, such as: Oregon Opportunity Grant, Oregon Promise Grant, and OSAC Scholarships. Complete the ORSAA each year beginning October 1.


Not sure which application to complete? Use the pre-filter tool to help you decide.

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