Canadian football League Players' Association

Scholarship program through Oregon State University

From the field to your future

Oregon State University is proud to collaborate with the CFLPA to give players exclusive tuition benefits so you can earn a degree online from a top-ranked university. This scholarship program enables you to enroll with one of the nation’s best providers of online education without putting your life on hold.

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Tuition waiver and a 5% tuition scholarship

Receive a tuition waiver on your first class and 5% tuition scholarship when you enroll in a degree program that is delivered fully online by Oregon State.

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Please note: The scholarship is effective for enrollment in future terms and will not be applied retroactively. The tuition waiver is based on approval from the CFLPA Academy.

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  By collaborating with a leading academic institution in Oregon State University, we are ecstatic that our membership will continue to gain unparalleled access to educational resources.   

– Scott Armstrong
Academy Program Manager
CFL Players' Association

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Frequently asked questions

Am I eligible for this program?

All active CFL players who are members of the CFLPA Academy will be eligible for this program.

When can I start?

Oregon State is on a quarter-based calendar, which means we offer classes online in fall, winter, spring and summer. You can begin taking classes online in any season.

Will my credits transfer?

Oregon State accepts credits from other institutionally accredited colleges or universities. Your previous coursework will be officially evaluated for transfer upon admission.

Who will support me?

As an OSU Ecampus student, you’ll have access to student success coaches, an academic advisor, career guidance, free online tutoring, library services and other resources.

What’s it like to be an online student?

Oregon State is ranked one of the nation’s best online universities because our online programs and courses are highly engaging and rigorous. Preview the online learning experience.

What is FAFSA?

You should consider completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you are a US citizen. Through this process, you may qualify for state and/or federal aid to help pay for college.

What if I stop playing in the CFL?

Players who stop playing in the CFL will continue to receive the 5% tuition scholarship until they finish their degree or certificate program.

How do I apply to Oregon State?

Before applying, we suggest you speak with an Ecampus enrollment specialist to learn more about the university, financial aid, etc. Call 800-667-1465 or email

Where can I find OSU’s important dates and deadlines?

The academic calendar, from the OSU Office of the Registrar is the best place to find clear, current dates and deadlines related to course registration, withdrawal and term timelines.

When will my scholarship be applied to my student account?

Once your verification has been approved and you register for classes, the tuition scholarship will be applied to your student account after week 4 of each academic term.

What happens if I enroll in an Ecampus course after my scholarship has been awarded?

If you successfully petition for a late change of registration (after week 4 of the term) and either add an Ecampus course or switch sections of a currently enrolled course to an Ecampus section, please contact We will take steps to adjust your scholarship amount accordingly.

Application process

Before you apply to learn online with Oregon State University, we want to provide you with all the information you need make an informed decision.

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Application schedule

At Oregon State, we admit students in each of our four quarterly terms. The application deadlines vary based on your level of study.

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How is the benefit applied?

Process – CFLPA Academy member

  1. Inform the CFLPA Academy you wish to apply to Oregon State University
  2. CFLPA Academy program manager will send your welcome letter with assessment results, along with a link to OSU Ecampus landing page
  3. CFLPA Academy member applies to OSU
  4. Member sends CFLPA Academy program manager proof of application
  5. CFLPA Academy sends OSU list of approved scholarship-entitled CFLPA members prior to each term

How do I get started?

Our knowledgeable staff will answer your specific questions about OSU Ecampus online degree programs, courses, the application process and how to get started.

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