Financial Aid and Scholarships

Review important, need-to-know dates to get the most out of your financial aid, and learn how you can take advantage of a benefits package to assist you on your path to graduation.

Federal and state financial aid

Degree-seeking distance students admitted to Oregon State may be eligible for federal and state financial aid through OSU if enrolled for 6 or more credits per term as an undergraduate. Graduate degree and certificate students need 5 or more credits per term to qualify.

Financial aid FAQ for Ecampus students

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Learn more about types of aid and check your eligibility for federal and state financial aid on the Federal Student Aid website.

In order to be eligible for federal, state and some other forms of financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Oregon State University as your school choice. You may complete the FAFSA online. Please direct your questions to OSU's Office of Financial Aid at 541-737-2241.

Financial aid deadlines

Financial aid resources

Scholarships and grants


OSU students may use the centralized scholarship portal, ScholarDollars, to search more than 1,500 campus-based scholarship opportunities. Remember, you can:

  • Submit one application to be considered automatically
  • Complete applications between Nov. 1 – Feb. 1 to maximize scholarship opportunities
  • Update your application any time
  • Search a database of external scholarships, too

Check with your academic advisor for scholarships that might be available through your college. You can search for additional information and opportunities on the Federal Student Aid website.

Need-based grant

A limited, need-based Ecampus grant is awarded by OSU’s Office of Financial Aid to eligible students who completed the FAFSA application. The Office of Financial Aid administers this award.

Financial Hardship Grant

Oregon State Ecampus offers a grant to online undergraduate degree-seeking students who are experiencing unforeseen financial difficulty that interferes with their academic progress at OSU. Visit the Ecampus Financial Hardship Grant page to learn more about eligibility and application guidelines.

Military benefits and grant

VA education benefits

Oregon State honors many of the VA education benefits available to active duty military service members, veterans, spouses and dependents. To maximize your benefits, we recommend that you contact OSU's veteran certifying officials at

Ecampus military grant

Oregon State Ecampus provides financial assistance to currently serving military members who entered the service while they were residents of Oregon and who are using military tuition assistance to help pay for their online classes. Eligibility requirements »

Financial aid tips

Tips on how to apply for financial aid

Applying for financial aid is an important step, and this advice from OSU's Office of Financial Aid will help you navigate the process. Read more »

How to pay for college

5 tips on how to pay for college

Learn how and when to apply for financial aid and scholarships as an Oregon State Ecampus student. Our enrollment services team breaks down five things you need to keep in mind. Read more »

Financial literacy

Financial literacy is an essential part of planning and paying for your education. Here you will find a few basic tips and resources to assist you in making informed decisions about managing your finances. Read more »

Tuition and fees

Oregon State Ecampus tuition and fees are charged per credit hour. Ecampus students are never charged at nonresident rates, meaning your tuition is the same if you live in the state of Oregon or anywhere else in the world.

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On-campus students: Ecampus tuition and fees are assessed separately from your on-campus tuition and fees, and it is based on the fixed, per-credit rate stated above.