College Board: Scholarship Basics

Learn the basics of grants and scholarships as well as gain access to College Board's resources. This includes a link to the FAFSA, CSS Profile, and the College Board site's Scholarship Search. Almost $3 billion in scholarships is available each year, use these resources from College Board to help your students find, apply for, and win scholarship money. 

Federal Student Aid (Link to FAFSA/ORSAA 2024-25 Changes)

  • FAFSA: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid. 
  • Federal Student Aid: a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): A FSEOG is a grant for undergrad students with exceptional financial need. The FSEOG program is administered directly by the financial aid office at each participating school. Not all schools participate. 
  • Financial Aid for Military Families: Learn about scholarships and loan repayment assistance options available to military members, veterans, and their families.
  • What is an FSA ID?: Learn about what an FSA ID is and how to create one as every applicant to the FAFSA will need an FSA ID. 
  •  FSA ID Login: Access your Federal Student Aid information
  • Student Aid Resources: All the information you may need on Federal Student Aid to help you pay for college or career school.
  • Grant Programs: Basic overview of student grant programs from Federal Student Aid.
  • Loan Programs: Basic overview of student loan programs from Federal Student Aid. 
  • Scholarships for Military Families: Opportunities for Scholarships for ROTC and Veterans. 
  • Student Aid Report (SAR): After you submit your FAFSA, you'll get a SAR that summarizes the information you provided on your application. The SAR is a paper or electronic document that gives you some basic information about your eligibility for federal student aid. 
  • Find out everything there is to know about Federal Student Loans from the first steps of filing your FAFSA to repayment and consolidation options post-graduation. 
  • Types of Federal Student Loans: In-depth look at what Federal loans are available and how they work. 

Form Your Future 

A campaign aimed at encouraging young people, who otherwise might not, to file their FAFSA and achieve their educational dreams. 

"How to Read Financial Aid Award Letters" from Edvisors 

This guide can help students and their families understand how to evaluate financial aid award letters.

Oregon College Savings Plan

Learn about the Oregon College Savings Plan and how it can be a part of any college savings strategy. 

OSAC Grant Programs 

  • Chafee Education and Training Grant: A grant program to help current or former foster care youth with postsecondary education and training. Learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply. 
  • Deceased or Disabled Public Safety Officer (DDPSO) Grant: This grant supports dependents of public safety officers in the state of Oregon who were killed or disabled in the line of duty.
  • Oregon Barber and Hairdresser Grant Program: One-time grants offered to low-income students attending licensed school of barbering, hair design, cosmetology, or manicure in Oregon. Learn more about the requirement for the participation in the Federal Title IV student aid programs.
  • Oregon National Guard State Tuition Assistance: Otherwise known as (ONGSTA), this program helps with funding toward undergraduate tuition, certain fees, and a book allowance at eligible postsecondary institutions for current National Guard Members.
  • Oregon Opportunity Grant: Learn about Oregon's largest state-funded, need-based grant program for college students and how to apply for it. 
  • Oregon Promise Grant: Learn about the Oregon state grant, that can help cover most tuition cost at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED recipients, eligibility, and how to apply. 
  • Oregon Student Child Care Grant: Learn more about the grant intended to assist parents enrolled in postsecondary education to obtain safe and dependable child care while allowing completion of parent's academic programs. 
  • Oregon Tribal Student Grant: Oregon tribal students who are eligible can offset the cost of attendance at eligible Oregon colleges and universities with this grant. It helps cover costs after fedaral and state grants/scholarships have first been applied. Those accepted in the prior year need to re-apply.

OSAC Scholarship Application

  • OSAC administers over 600 scholarships with awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 that adds up to more than $10 million annually. Learn how to apply for this scholarship opportunity. 

U.S. Department of Education

  • Federal Pell Grant Program: The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain postbaccalaureate students to promote access to postsecondary education. Students may use their grants at any one of approximately 5,400 participating postsecondary institutions.
  • Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program: Learn about the FWS Program which provides funds for part-time employment to help needy students to finance the costs of postsecondary education. Students can receive FWS funds at approximately 3,400 participating postsecondary institutions.