The following information was copied from the website of the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC). Please visit its site for additional information.
FAFSA and ORSAA
The 2022-2023 FAFSA and ORSAA are now open.
To be eligible for most types of financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA). These applications compile financial information and other details about students and families, which the US Department of Education and the State of Oregon use to determine financial need and eligibility for various financial aid opportunities. [Added by SEHS career center: Colleges, universities, vocational schools, and private scholarships also use the FAFSA and ORSAA when considering aid and scholarship offers.]
Who files the FAFSA? United States citizens and eligible noncitizens.
Who files the ORSAA? Oregon residents who have undocumented status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, and/or Temporary Protected Status (TPS). ORSAA Filers: Add ORSAAHelp@hecc.oregon.gov to your email contacts so that important messages do not go to your spam/junk folder.
Use this chart to determine which of your parents should report their financial information on your FAFSA:
Select a video (English or Spanish) to walk you step-by-step through the FAFSA process.
Watch this video (in English) to walk you step-by-step through the ORSAA process.