ORSAA Student Aid
The ORSAA opens on or after October 1 each year. Undocumented students should complete the ORSAA as soon as possible after October 1 each year, in order to access more financial aid opportunities.
The ORSAA is an alternative to the FAFSA for undocumented Oregon students, including students who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status or Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Eligible undocumented and DACA students in Oregon can get help to pay for college. Learn more about Financial Aid for Undocumented and DACA Students.
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Do NOT complete the ORSAA if you are a U.S. citizen, a legal noncitizen with an Alien Registration number, or an international student who is in the United States with a valid visa. You are not eligible to receive Oregon Opportunity Grants or Oregon Promise grants if you are an international student attending school in Oregon under one of the following visas: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, TN, TD, U, V, TROV, or NATO.
After you file the ORSAA, be sure to contact the financial aid office at your college to find out how to apply for campus-based financial aid.
- If you are unsure whether to complete the FAFSA or ORSAA, take the ORSAA quiz.
- If you have questions about the ORSAA, contact (800) 452-8807 or ORSAAHelp@hecc.oregon.gov.
- ORSAA Tip Sheets (English) (Español)
- Guide to the ORSAA: Learn more about how to complete the application.
- Learn more about Financial Aid for Undocumented and DACA Students.
- State Financial Aid Application for Oregon Undocumented Students: MEMO for Secondary and postsecondary administrators, faculty, and staff
Security & Use of ORSAA Data
The ORSAA is an Oregon-developed application for students who are not eligible to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is a confidential application that is used solely by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) to qualify students for financial aid in Oregon. It is not used for federal financial aid purposes. Information that is shared with the HECC via the ORSAA is used only by the HECC and partner colleges, universities, and foundations in order to administer grants and scholarships. The HECC does not share data with any other agency, state or federal. The HECC will do everything within its authority and jurisdiction to protect the ongoing confidentiality of the ORSAA information.