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Financial Aid Grants

Grants are primarily based on financial need and do not have to be repaid. Listed here are federal and state grants that may be available to qualifying RCC students:


Federal Pell Grant (Pell)

Federal Pell Grants are awarded only to eligible students who have not already earned a bachelor's or graduate (Master’s) degree or used up their six full-time equivalent years of access.  Eligibility is based on financial need as determined by a student's Expected Family (EFC) contribution resulting from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and is prorated for less than full-time enrollment in a term.  As of 2017/2018, a student may have access to Pell for year-round enrollment.


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

This grant is for students with exceptional financial need. Eligibility is limited to students who receive a maximum Federal Pell Grant and who enroll at least half-time. Funding is limited so apply early.


Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG)

Eligibility for this need-based, state grant is determined by the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) using information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or the Oregon Student Aid Application for those who are not US citizens or eligible non-citizens).  Recipients must be eligible Oregon residents who apply early and are enrolled at least half-time during the Fall (and Winter and Spring terms). Due to funding limitations, students must be enrolled at least 6 credits during fall term in order to be eligible during the winter and spring terms.


Oregon Promise Grant (OPG)

Eligibility for this generally non-need-based, state grant is determined by the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) using information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or the Oregon Student Aid Application for those who are not US citizens or eligible non-citizens). Recipients must be eligible Oregon residents who apply early and are enrolled at least half-time within 6 months of earning a high school diploma or GED. An eligible applicant must receive OPG during their initial/cohort term, and then maintain at least half-time enrollment in each non-summer term in order to maintain eligibility for up to 90 attempted credits.


Oregon Tribal Student Grant

Eligibility for this state grant is determined by the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) using information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or the Oregon Student Aid Application for those who are not US citizens or eligible non-citizens). You must also submit the Oregon Tribal Student Grant application. The Oregon Tribal Student Grant program was established to provide grants to eligible Oregon tribal students to offset the cost of attendance for attending eligible Oregon colleges and universities. The grant is intended to cover the average cost of attendance after all federal and state grants/scholarships have been applied.


Other Oregon Grants

If you are a child of a deceased or disabled public safety officer, a student who is a parent and/or current or former foster youth, there may be other state grants available to you. Click the link to find out more.