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Financial Resources for Undocumented Students

Oregon Financial Aid Opportunities

Undocumented and DACA students in Oregon are eligible for the following state financial aid programs, as long as they meet all other program requirements. As part of the application process for these programs, you must complete the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA). The ORSAA is an alternative to the FAFSA for undocumented Oregon students, including students who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status or Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Opens in October.

External Funding

Individual Development Account (IDA)
An IDA is a savings account you can invest in your education. You can earn a 3:1 to 5:1 for your savings (it multiplies and it's not a loan.) The following websites can assist you in finding an IDA program near you.

The Ford Family Foundation Scholarship
Undocumented residents who meet certain qualifications are now eligible to apply for scholarships from The Ford Family Foundation. You can apply by submitting the OSAC scholarship application. Deadline March 1.

My Undocumented Life
My Undocumented Life has updated information and resources for undocumented immigrants including scholarships.

Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund
The Oregon Latino Scholarship Fund is for Hispanic ancestry, permanently residing in Oregon or Clark County, Washington. Must apply through the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber.

Scholarships A-Z
Scholarships A-Z provides resources and scholarships making higher education accessible to all regardless of immigration status. Their website lists scholarships by the month and due date.

The Dream.US Scholarships
The Dream.US is a national scholarship covering students’ tuition and fees for associate's and bachelor's degrees at one of their partner institutions such as WOU and EOU. Deadline March 1 by 11:59 pm.>

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Reading Resources

As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind
Demographic shifts rippling across the nation are fueling fears that their culture and standing are under threat.

The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap
You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? Are women paid less because they choose lower-paying jobs? Is it because more women work part time than men do? Or is it because women have more caregiving responsibilities? And what, exactly, does gender bias have to do with paychecks?

Bachelorette Parties, Drag, and the Appropriation of Queer Space

My partner and I took my sister to Darcelle XV Showplace Saturday night for her birthday. Darcelle XV hosts the longest continuously running drag show on the West Coast, and its iconic founder and star at 86 is the oldest performing drag queen in the world.

Deeper In Debt: Women & Student Loans
Despite the fact that women represented 56 percent of those enrolled in American colleges and universities in fall 2016, many people do not think of student debt as a women’s issue. This 2017 AAUW report reveals that women also take on larger student loans than do men. And because of the gender pay gap, they have less disposable income with which to repay their loans after graduation, requiring more time to pay back their student debt than do men. As a result, women hold nearly two-thirds of the outstanding student debt in the United States — more than $800 billion.

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Although undocumented students cannot apply to receive federal financial aid, there are financial resources available (see above). For more information, contact Institutional Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, at (541) 917-4299.

Para más información, comuníquese con la Institucionalidad de la Equidad y la Participación Estudiantil, al (541) 917-4299.