Grant Programs

Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is a need based grant awarded to students who are working on their first bachelor’s degree.  The award amount is based on the student’s Student Aid Index (SAI) and the college’s cost of attendance (COA).  Your Federal Pell Grant eligibility is the same at every institution. Students may receive a Pell Grant for full time, 3/4 time, half time, and less than half time attendance (depending on SAI). Each student has a maximum lifetime eligibility of six, full-time equivalent years (600.000%).

Oregon Opportunity Grant

The Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG) is awarded to Oregon residents (RESIDENCY RULES) attending college in Oregon. You must be taking no less than 6 credit hours per term to receive this grant. It is awarded by the state of Oregon and administered by the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC). There is a limited amount of available funding for this grant so you need to file your FAFSA early each year.  OOG awards different amounts to four-year than to two-year schools, but is otherwise the same at each institution within those two classes. If you are not a full time student (12 credit hours or more), your OOG will be cut in half.  This is a rule from the State of Oregon, not EOU. Oregon Opportunity Grant can be received for no more than twelve, full-time equivalent terms

Oregon Opportunity Grant does not disburse Summer term.

Undocumented, Oregon residents may apply for the Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG) through Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission’s (HECC) Office of Student Access and Completion’s (OSAC) Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA)

Other States’ Grants

For students from other states other that Oregon, please check with your home state for appropriate state grants that might be available to students attending college outside their home state.


Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is one of three federal campus based aid programs. To receive SEOG, students must be eligible for the Pell Grant, demonstrate exceptional need, and be working on their first bachelor’s degree. EOU receives a limited amount of SEOG funding.  Federal SEOG funds may not serve all eligible applicants.


The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. For more information on the grant please see the following:

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant or Additional Federal Pell Grant Funds

If your parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, you may be eligible for additional aid. To be eligible, at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death, you must have been less than 24 years old or enrolled at least part-time at a college or career school. Payments will be adjusted if you are enrolled less than full-time.

Children of Fallen Heroes

Under this scholarship, beginning with the 2018-2019 award year, a Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination of eligibility is made. All Title IV aid awarded to such eligible students must be based on an SAI of zero without regard to the student’s calculated SAI.

To qualify for this scholarship, a student must be Pell-eligible and have a Pell-eligible SAI(up to 5576 for the 2019-2020 award year), and be less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent’s or guardian’s death. In subsequent award years, the student continues to be eligible for the scholarship, as long as the student has a Pell-eligible SAI and continues to be an eligible student.

For purposes of the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship, a public safety officer is:

  • As defined in section 1204 of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3796b); or
  • A fire police officer, defined as an individual who is serving in accordance with State or local law as an officially recognized or designated member of a legally organized public safety agency and provides scene security or directs traffic in response to any fire drill, fire call, or other fire, rescue, or police emergency, or at a planned special event.
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