Financial Aid Information
Financial Aid Awards
The following articles walk you through what to look for when evaluating your financial aid award(s) and also offers suggestions on how to write a financial aid appeal asking for professional judgement:
- College Essay Guy: How to Understand Your Financial Aid Award Letter
- Oregon Goes to College: How to Compare Financial Aid Offers: http://oregongoestocollege.org/blog/how-compare-financial-aid-offers
Oregon Promise Grant
If seniors applied for the Oregon Promise Grant and met the eligibility requirements (2.50 GPA and listed an Oregon community college on their submitted FAFSA or ORSAA), they should have received an email from OSAC updating them on their Oregon Promise Grant status and directing them to log into their OSAC account to see their Promise award.
For most seniors, the final deadline to apply for Oregon Promise is June 1. Seniors should apply as soon as possible and make sure to also add an Oregon community college to their FAFSA or ORSAA.
The Oregon Promise FAQ Page includes information on how to apply as well as awarding updates. There are updates related to the COVID situation and the spring awarding process. Visit the FAQ page to read about the tentative EFC limit of 34,000 for new applicants and how it may impact you. Regardless of your EFC, OSAC encourages you to complete an application.
The Oregon Promise: How Much Will I Get? video explains how OSAC calculates each student’s Oregon Promise Grant, which currently range from $1,000 to $3,750.
Here is information for the Coos Bay Student Loan fund for post secondary education loans:
CB Student Loan Committee