Dr. Jan Carpenter presented at the Association of Middle Level Education national conference in Minneapolis in November 2013.
Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
The Federal Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) provide funds to eligible undergraduates who are admitted and enrolled in an eligible degree program. Eligibility is based on need as determined by your FAFSA. Applications are accepted throughout the academic year, although we recommend you apply early for the FSEOG funds, as they are limited.
Oregon Opportunity Grant Program
The Oregon Opportunity Grant Program provides funds to eligible Oregon resident undergraduates who are admitted to an eligible degree program and enrolled at least half-time. This also is a need-based program. The Oregon Student Access Commission determines your eligibility by analyzing your FAFSA. We recommend you apply early, as funds are limited.
Federal Work-Study Program
The Federal Work-Study Program provides wages for part-time jobs on campus. Federal work-study support is available to undergraduate and graduate students who are admitted to an eligible degree program and enrolled at least half-time. Need-based eligibility is determined by analyzing your FAFSA and also subject to you obtaining a position on campus.
Federal Perkins Loan Program
The Federal Perkins Loan Program provides long-term, low-interest loans to eligible undergraduate and graduate students admitted to an eligible degree program and enrolled at least half-time. Need-based eligibility is determined by analyzing your FAFSA. We recommend you apply early, as funds for this program are limited.
Federal Direct Loan Program
The Federal Direct Loan Program includes:
- Subsidized Stafford Loan – based on need; no interest charged while you're in school at least half-time
- Unsubsidized Stafford Loan – not based on need; interest begins accumulating immediately
- PLUS Loan for graduate students and parents of dependent undergraduate students – unsubsidized loans subject to credit approval that help pay for education expenses; interest begins accumulating immediately
Applications for federal loans are accepted throughout the academic year.