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Types of Aid- State and Institutional Programs

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Incoming Scholarships - These limited merit and need based scholarships are administered by the Office of Financial Aid. Incoming students are considered based on completion of the scholarship portion of the admissions application. Eligibility is limited to students who have completed fewer than 12 terms and submit the application for Admission by February 1. Recipients must be enrolled full-time and are notified of their awards in writing.

Departmental Awards – Departmental awards are administered by each department individually. Be sure to check out our searchable database of scholarships! Contact the department or donor directly for specific information regarding the award.

Private Awards - These awards come from outside donors and can affect your financial aid package. Outside Scholarship checks should be mailed to Student Accounts at the following address: Student Accounts, Oregon State University, PO BOX 1086, Corvallis, OR 97339. If you have not already submitted notification to the Financial Aid Office regarding your outside scholarships, please submit the Reporting Additional Sources of Assistance form located on the Financial Aid Website.  Please review your scholarship payment status through student online services as funds will be credited to your student billing account when received. 

State of Oregon Opportunity Grant - The Opportunity Grant is a state grant administered by the Oregon Student Assistance Commission (OSAC) and awarded to full-time undergraduates Oregon residents based on need and allowable funding. Twelve terms of eligibility are possible. For more information on this program, visit the Oregon Student Assistance Commission website. This grant is not available during summer term.


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