Financial Resources for Undocumented Students

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.


    • The Oregon Opportunity Grant is Oregon's largest state-funded, need-based grant program for students planning to go to college. You can apply by submitting the ORSAA. Opens after October 1.
    • OSAC provides more than 500 scholarships for students. You don't need to be a merit scholar or a student with financial need to apply, all types of scholarships are available. Early bird deadline is February 15 by 5 pm. Final deadline is March 1 by 5 pm.

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.


DREAMer’s Roadmap

Dreamers Roadmap is a national non-profit app helping undocumented students find scholarships to go to college.


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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