Oregon Student Assistance Commission
Up to $2,100 annually. Students may receive an Opportunity Grant for up to four years (12 quarters or 8 semesters) of full-time enrollment, providing they maintain satisfactory academic progress and file a new FAFSA each year. Awards are prorated for half-time enrollment.
Varies depending on the number of eligible applicants and the amount of funding available. Approximately 30,000 awards offered each year.
The Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG), formerly called the State Need Grant, is Oregon's largest state-funded need-based grant program for students planning to go to college. The program was established in 1971 by the Oregon Legislature to assist Oregon's neediest students in attaining a postsecondary education. Income Limit – Student/family adjusted gross income of $70,000. Only students with incomes at or below the limit are considered for the grant. Enrollment Status – In years with limited available funds, grants are only available to students who enroll at least half-time at an eligible Oregon institution. Students who are awarded grant funds but delay enrollment until later in the academic year may lose eligibility. In addition, 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. OSAC awards Opportunity Grants according to a formula that includes the following: Average cost of attendance at an Oregon community college or an institution in the Oregon University System. Student share ($5700 at a community college; $8700 at a public or private nonprofit 4-year institution). Family share (expected family contribution, or EFC). Federal share (Federal Pell Grants and/or assumed higher education tax credits). Students enrolled in courses of study leading to degrees in theology, divinity, or religious education are not eligible.
Additional information about this award is available from the Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC) website. Oregon students apply for the Opportunity Grant by completing the Free Application for F ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.