Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG) is Oregon’s largest state-funded need-based grant program for financially needy college students.
OOG is awarded first to undergraduate students with the greatest financial need using the federally calculated Expected Family Contribution (EFC), starting with EFC of 0.
The current EFC limit for eligible students is $8,000.
The award amount is based on the student’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), the type of school they attend, and how many credits they enroll each term.
For those with EFC of 0, the maximum award is $3,900 per academic year at an Oregon community colleges and $7,524 at an Oregon public university.
Who is eligible for Oregon Opportunity Grant? #
- Be an Oregon resident and U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen for at least 12 months prior to college attendance
- Be an undergraduate student with no prior baccalaureate degree
- Be enrolled at least half-time (at least 6 credit-hours) at eligible Oregon colleges or universities
- Must not owe a repayment or be in default status with federal student loans
- Must demonstrate financial need as evidenced of having an EFC of $8,000 or less
How do I apply for Oregon Opportunity Grant? #
To be considered for Oregon Opportunity Grant, you must fill out the FAFSA or complete the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) as soon as possible after October 1.
For renewal, you must submit a new FAFSA (or ORSAA) for each academic year you plan to attend a college or university.