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7 tips on how to apply for financial aid

Let’s be honest: Receiving financial aid can be the difference between earning your college degree and not being able to go back to school at all. That makes applying for financial aid a hugely important process, and we at Oregon State want to help you navigate it like a pro.

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The top 5 questions people ask about online learning

At OSU Ecampus, we don’t pretend to have all the answers, but we have things pretty well covered. We field countless questions from prospective students all over the world, and the Ask Ecampus knowledge base contains answers to hundreds of common inquiries regarding Ecampus services and programs. See the five questions that people search the most.

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Here’s how we support computer science online students

As an online admissions coordinator, Renée Petit works with people who are interested in Oregon State University’s postbaccalaureate online computer science program. And she offers her wide-ranging support beginning with the first time you reach out — long before you actually enroll as a student.

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Why continue to teach online? Interview results from experienced online instructors

Since Oregon State has been offering online education for more than 20 years, our the OSU Ecampus Research Unit decided to conduct a qualitative study where we interviewed faculty from diverse disciplines who had been teaching online for 10 years or more. The interviews asked a series of questions about instructors’ perspectives and experiences teaching online, as well as lessons learned over time.

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Urban agriculture: New online certificate cultivates opportunity

When Gail Langellotto began building an urban agriculture program at Oregon State in 2016, it was in response to the College of Agricultural Sciences’ recognition of the important role urban ag plays in the development of a strong, viable, vibrant food system. This past July, Oregon State launched the first credit-based urban agriculture certificate program in the nation. It is delivered online by OSU Ecampus.

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Online political science program offers ‘roadmap’ to understand behavior patterns

Interest in politics – the people, the policies, the inner workings of government – seems to be at an all-time high. The 2018 U.S. midterm elections saw record-setting voter turnout, and current global issues are captivating citizens from all corners of the map. And Oregon State University enables you to capitalize on your rising interests by earning a political science bachelor’s degree online and gaining transferable career skills.

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Ecampus student 1 of 7 at OSU to earn scholarship to study abroad

Esmeralda Sanchez, an OSU Ecampus student in fisheries and wildlife sciences, will participate in a forest conservation program in Malaysian Borneo after being awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study internationally during the 2020-21 academic year. It’s part of a congressionally funded program designed to broaden U.S. participation in education abroad.

Photo of Meagan Consedine, a student in Oregon State University's Master of Public Policy online program.

Oregon State Everywhere: Public policy rekindles Army vet’s passion for service

“I was motivated to persist in my studies and motivated to graduate by a desire to get back into the workforce and serve in a capacity developing meaningful policies to address real-world problems. I know Oregon State program provided me the tools to do this.” – Meagan Consedine, online Master of Pubic Policy student

Josh Griffie, a business administration online student with Oregon State University Ecampus, sits on a boardwalk.

Business administration online student ‘always dreaming’ of his next move

This is a story about Josh Griffie, whose life plans have been disrupted so frequently that he can only laugh when asked where he finds the strength to keep going. He’s finishing his Oregon State business administration bachelor’s degree online through OSU Ecampus, and he’s doing it while coping with chronic health issues, job loss and the general turmoil caused by COVID-19. “One of my biggest strengths is my ability to adapt, dream and persevere,” he says.

Photographer Jake Chamseddine sits on a rock atop a hill, holding a camera. Jake is a graduate of Oregon State University's digital communication arts bachelor's degree program.

Capturing music’s biggest stars on the world stage

In an era defined by letting others peek into our lives on social media, Jake Chamseddine is a lot like many millions of people. In other ways, well… he’s different. He spends his time in Australia, feeding kangaroos with Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco. Or he’s “currently running around Europe” with Marshmello. And he’s front and center with Taylor Swift and Urie at the Billboard Music Awards.