- 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
- Chemeketa Community College
- Clackamas Community College
- Clatsop and Oregon Coast Community Colleges
- Lane Community College
- Linn-Benton Community College
- Portland, Columbia Gorge, and Tillamook Bay Community Colleges
- Southwestern Oregon Community College
- UH-Maui College
- Umpqua Community College
- Degree Partnership Program FAQ’s
- 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
Declaring a home school establishes which school provides your financial aid. When you are admitted to the Degree Partnership Program (DPP), you may be eligible to receive financial aid based on the total enrollment from both schools. Unlike other financial aid eligibility there are some additional requirements you must fulfill before we can determine your aid eligibility for DPP. It is important to understand that only one school may provide your financial aid for each term of enrollment. Therefore, to receive your aid you must declare a home school. To determine your home school you must consider several factors. Each term you are enrolled you should ask yourself are you going to be taking your courses:
o Only at the Community College partner school
o Only at OSU
o some courses at both your Community College and some at OSU
If you are only taking courses at the partner school, then they will be your home school. You will want to verify that your partner school is listed on your FAFSA application, and contact their financial aid office for more information on your aid eligibility. If you are taking courses only at OSU, then OSU will be your home school. If you are attending both schools, then determining your home school is a little different. You will need to read more about the specific home school requirements for your partner school on the main Financial Aid DPP page.
When you are admitted to the Degree Partnership Program, you will receive an email from the OSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, asking you to declare a home school. Once you are registered for classes at OSU you will be able to access the HOME survey to declare your home school for financial aid purposes.
You declare your home school by completing the survey through Online Services. You can click on the outstanding financial aid requirement to be directed to the HOME survey. If you need to make changes to your home school you can email your request to email@example.com. Be sure to include your name and student id in all correspondence.
When you get admitted to the DPP with one community college partner school, you must establish a home school between OSU and your partner school. When you are admitted to the DPP with two or more partner schools you must also establish a preferred partner school. Your preferred partner school is the school whose credits are used when determining your combined enrollment. For example, if you are enrolled at OSU, Linn Benton Community College and Portland Community College (PCC), and you declare PCC as your preferred partner then credits from PCC only will be used when determining if you are enrolled full-time. You can declare your preferred partner school by emailing the OSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
When you are admitted to the Degree Partnership Program, your financial aid eligibility is based on your combined enrollment from both schools you are attending. However, there are some credits from both schools that may not count. You must first consider the transferability of your credits. If you designate your community college partner school to be your home school, they will only be able to consider courses that can apply to their degree programs. This means that 300 and 400 level courses, courses do not count. If you have designated OSU as your home school, then ask yourself if you are taking any vocational courses. Courses such as Life Skills and Welding will not count for financial aid purposes, because OSU does count these courses in any of our degree programs.
You will receive all your financial aid through your home school. If your financial award is greater than your home school costs, you will receive a financial aid refund check. You would then take your refund and use it to pay your bill at your partner school.
If you have more questions or need more assistance regarding DPP, please visit the main Degree Partnership Program website.
If you have additional questions about Financial Aid and the Degree Partnership Program, feel free to contact us!