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.
- OSAC Resources Available for Undocumented Students, Including DACA - VIDEO
- Recursos de OSAC Disponibles para Estudiantes Indocumentados, Incluyendo DACA - VIDEO
- Coming soon: Live Demo Webinars explaining how to complete the ORSAA - In English - Wed., February 14, 10-11am and En español – Lun., 19 de Feb., 14:00 - 15:00
- 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.
- The Oregon Promise is a state grant which helps cover most tuition costs at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED® recipients. You can apply by submitting the ORSAA and submitting an Oregon Promise application in the OSAC student portal.
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.
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.
Dreamers Roadmap is a national non-profit app helping undocumented students find scholarships to go to college.
My Undocumented Life has updated information and resources for undocumented immigrants including scholarships.
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 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 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.