Ecampus Financial Hardship Grant

Oregon State Ecampus has set aside funding to assist online students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardship that interferes with academic progress. This funding is being provided to help ensure that Ecampus students with demonstrated financial need are able to continue their education at OSU.

Note for applicants:

  • If you are currently eligible for Financial Aid assistance, the amount you request will be reviewed by the Office of Financial Aid to evaluate financial impact. An approved amount will be rewarded.
  • For all students, this award must first be applied to any outstanding student account balance you may have. This aids your financial status with the university and may help avoid interruption to your ability to register in a future term. If funding from your award exceeds an amount owed, the remaining amount will be issued to you directly in the form of a check or direct deposit if you have already established this process with the university.

Examples of financial hardship with an academic impact:

  • Financial Aid has been awarded but not received and student must purchase books for upcoming term that begins soon.
  • Extreme and unusual expenses or an event has interfered with the student earning or using regular income as planned which prevents the student from paying her student account balance. The resulting registration hold for the upcoming term prevents her from registering for classes in her final terms.
  • Unexpected medical expenses prevent student from addressing registration holds related to an account balance and/or from purchasing materials needed to continue classes.

Please review eligibility criteria listed below. If you believe you are eligible, please complete the online application to apply for funds prior to the deadline. Applications will be reviewed and awarded in a timely manner until allotted funds have been expended for the academic year. Eligible students may receive up to $1000 per academic year.

Ecampus Assistance Fund Eligibility Criteria (must meet all the following):

  • Undergraduate Ecampus students pursuing a first degree and enrolled in the current academic term; in the case of an intersession application, the student must have successfully completed the prior term, and be
  • Enrolled in at least 6 online Oregon State credit hours during the term at the time of application, and be
  • Currently experiencing economic hardship that significantly impedes academic progress
  • Clearly explains how this financial hardship will interrupt immediate academic progress
  • Application must be received by midnight (Pacific Standard Time) on June 15, 2019

How to apply:

Complete the online application

Award Process:

  • Once an application has been successfully submitted, a confirmation message will be displayed and a notification sent to the approval committee.
  • The review committee may ask for additional information or supporting documentation. Please include detailed application responses to expedite the review process.
  • Applicants will be reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis to determine award eligibility.
  • Applicants will be notified within 2 – 3 business days of the final decision and any necessary next steps.

We are here to support you. If you want more information or help with this process please contact ecampus.assist@oregonstate.edu or 1-800-667-1465, option 1.

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