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April 4, 2023

Complete guide to the Oregon Opportunity Grant

The Oregon Opportunity Grant is a need-based aid program available to Oregon students who submit the FAFSA.

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In this guide, we’ll cover all of the essential details of the Oregon Opportunity Grant, including how to apply, how much you can earn, and how to make sure you’re eligible.

We’ll show you some other similar scholarships you may be eligible for too.

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What is the Oregon Opportunity Grant?

The Oregon Opportunity Grant is a state-funded, need-based grant program that can help students pay for the cost of education. The program offers awards to Oregon residents who plan to pursue their first bachelor’s or associate’s degree.

The program is need-based, which means that the amount you can receive depends on your family’s financial situation. The awards are based on the information in your FAFSA, and the maximum award amount is $4,692.

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How to apply for the Oregon Opportunity Grant

Before applying for the Oregon Opportunity Grant, make sure you know these essential details.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the grant program, you need to meet these requirements:

  • Be an Oregon resident

    • Students who live out of state but are members of Native American tribes with ties to Oregon, as well as undocumented or DACA students, may also be eligible

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident

  • Be an undergraduate student pursuing your first degree

  • Enroll in school at least half-time

  • Show financial need

  • Have no defaults and owe no refunds on federal student aid

The application

One of the great things about the Oregon Opportunity Grant is that there is no separate application process. Every college student should fill out the FAFSA to make themselves eligible for federal and other student aid.

When you fill out the FAFSA, you automatically apply for the Oregon Opportunity Grant. Keep in mind that the program awards funds on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s a good idea to fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.

Important dates to remember

When applying for the Oregon Opportunity Grant, keep these dates in mind:

  • Applications open: October 1st

  • Applications close: When funds run out or April 15th

Other scholarships like the Oregon Opportunity Grant

The Oregon Opportunity Grant offers valuable need-based aid to students. If you’re looking for similar aid programs, consider these opportunities:

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