1. Fill out the FAFSA

Oregon students apply for the Oregon Opportunity Grant by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is also the application for most federal student aid programs. Students must complete a FAFSA each year to ensure access to both federal programs and the grants and scholarships that OSAC administers.


Complete the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA). The fee is waived for Oregon applicants only if they select a school with an ORSAA prefix. We ask that DACA students who have already submitted a FAFSA submit the ORSAA as well so that we can calculate their eligibility for an Oregon Opportunity Grant.

If you are not sure which application to complete, use this filtering tool to help you decide.

2. Fix FAFSA errors right away!

If the SAR shows errors or FAFSA information that needs to be corrected, students should resolve those errors right away. Funds are limited, so those who wait too long to resolve errors may not receive a grant. The most common errors are missing signatures and conflicts between a student’s name and social security number