The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) helps determine the amount of student financial aid you are eligible to receive.
Please see the FAFSA and ORSAA web page to determine which application you should complete, https://oregonstudentaid.gov/
The information from the FAFSA is used by colleges for determining eligibility for the Pell Grant along with campus-based aid such as work-study and Perkins Loans.
The FAFSA and the ORSAA information is used by OSAC to determine eligibility for the Oregon Opportunity Grant and many of the scholarships administered by OSAC. You should file your FAFSA/ORSAA on October 1 or soon thereafter so that you will receive the maximum student aid that you are eligible for. Campus-based aid and the Oregon Opportunity Grants are limited. Many financially needy students who are otherwise eligible miss out on these funds because they file their FAFSA too late. In addition, OSAC scholarships that are need-based require FAFSAs to be filed and any errors fixed in a timely manner. So don't wait! File your FAFSA/ORSAA as soon after October 1 as possible. Waiting to file the FAFSA/ORSAA for the current year is no longer required, the FAFSA will pull the prior year’s tax numbers.