Financial Aid

Oregon State University has degree partnership programs/dual enrollment with a number of community colleges throughout the state of Oregon. Degree partnerships are an agreement between institutions to provide academic programs and services to students through a common admission process.

Upon acceptance, students are eligible to enroll in courses at both partner schools, and financial aid eligibility is based on the sum of OSU credits plus qualifying credits at the partner institution.

Here is a video produced by Linn Benton Community College that explains DPP and the financial aid process

LBCC Financial Aid and the Degree Partenrship Program

Step #1: Apply for admission to a specific degree partnership program through the OSU Office of Admissions.

Step #2: Upon admission to a specific program, the OSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will contact admitted students via e-mail with information on the financial aid process.

Step #3: Students will determine which partner institution will be the financial aid provider (home school), based on specific program criteria.

Home School Credit Hour Requirements:  Each community college and OSU have credit hour minimums required to process financial aid as the home institution.  Below is a list of the credit hour requirements.

1 Credit/1 Course 6 Credits Aid at OSU ONLY
Oregon State University                Blue Mountain CC Lane CC
Chemeketa CC Columbia Gorge CC Central Oregon CC                     
Clatsop CC Oregon Coast CC  
Clackamas CC Portland CC  
Klamath CC Southwestern Oregon CC                  
Linn-Benton CC Tillamook Bay CC  
Umpqua CC Hawai'i CC  
  Kapi'olani CC  
  Maui College  


For information on financial aid for specific degree partnership programs, please use the links below:

OSU/Chemeketa Community College

OSU/Clatsop Community College 

OSU/Columbia Gorge Community College

OSU/Lane Community College

OSU/Linn-Benton Community College

OSU/Oregon Coast Community College (supported by Portland Community College) 

OSU/Portland Community College

OSU/Southwestern Oregon Community College

OSU/Tillamook Bay Community College

OSU/Umpqua Community College

Degree Partnership Program FAQ's