- Apply for Aid
- What is Financial Aid and Who is Eligible
- When to Apply
- How do I Apply for Financial Aid
- Applying as a Transfer Student
- International Students and Financial Aid
- Degree Partnership Program
- Oregon Partners
- Blue Mountain Community College
- Chemeketa Community College
- Clackamas Community College
- Clatsop Community College
- Columbia Gorge Community College
- Klamath Community College
- Lane Community College
- Linn-Benton Community College
- Mt. Hood Community College
- Oregon Coast Community College
- Portland Community College
- Southwestern Oregon Community College
- Tillamook Bay Community College
- Umpqua Community College
- Hawai'i Partners
- DPP Application Deadlines
- Degree Partnership Program FAQ’s
- Oregon Partners
- What happens AFTER I apply?
- Review Your Award
- Explore Opportunities
- Bridge to Success
- Manage your Loans
- Private/Alternative Loans
- Federal Work Study
- Regular Student Employment
- Study Abroad Information
- Child Care Information
- U.S. Veteran's Educational Benefits
- Receive Your Funds
- Receiving Aid
- Requesting Changes
- Renewing Aid
- What happens if I Withdraw?
- Dropping Courses
- Terms & Conditions
- Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Information for Parents
Bridge to Success
OSU's Bridge to Success Program is a new financial aid initiative that in its first school year, 2008-09, allowed more than 10 percent of the Oregonian students who attend OSU to do so free of charge.
The program, which is the largest of its kind announced in Oregon, covers standard tuition and fee costs for more than 3,000 in-state students. (Differential tuition charges are not covered for additional charges based on a students program of study).
The awards are based on financial need and students ability to show satisfactory progress toward completion of degrees, including earning 45 credits per year* for renewal of the award in subsequent years.
Another innovative aspect of the new program is its simplicity: Students don't need to apply, any financial aid applicant who meets Pell Grant and Oregon Opportunity Grant eligibility and can show necessary progress toward degree will be automatically considered.
"As Oregon's land grant university, it is our mission to ensure that the sons and daughters of this state have access to a premier college education, and the Bridge to Success Program will help us fulfill that promise for worthy students with significant financial need," said OSU President Ed Ray.
*Degree Partnership Program students receiving the Bridge to Success Grant are required to be enrolled in a MINIMUM of 6 credits at OSU each term to receive those funds regardless of minimum credit requirements with partner schools.