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Financial Aid & Scholarships
College affordability is a challenge for many families. The majority of financial aid and scholarships come directly from the college, or from federal and state government programs, so it's important to focus your initial efforts there.
Understanding Financial Aid
Confused between a grant, scholarship and loan? Unclear about merit aid, need-based aid, institutional aid and outside scholarships? These resources can help:
Financial Planning and Aid Applications
Outside scholarships can be a great supplemental resource and there are lots of tools to help you find them. Remember that scholarship hunting is very time consuming, and the best results come when you start early (sophomore year) and devote enough time and effort to the quest.
Many scholarship search sites will bombard you with emails. You may want to create a separate email address just for your scholarship searches, but if you do, be sure to check it on a very regular basis!
Scholarships Specifically for Oregon Students