Financial Aid

The following is some resources to begin your research on financial aid options for foster youth. For more information, you can contact the WOU Financial Aid Department in the Administration building (3rd floor) or online at at

Fee Waivers

Students are eligible for application fee waivers, contact the Admissions office for more information. Housing over break is also available free of charge, contact the Housing office for more information.

Financial aid

    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): Application determines eligibility and award of federal grants and loans including Oregon Opportunity Grant. Federal deadline for FAFSA application is June 30, and must be resubmitted each year. Some private scholarships, including OSAC application, may require FAFSA information and have deadlines prior to June 30.
    • Horatio Alger Scholarship: Seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. For information about eligibility and requirements, and how to apply, please visit the website.
    • Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC): The OSAC Scholarship Application connects students with hundreds of private scholarships and helps them apply for the scholarships they are eligible for. Must be resubmitted each year, deadline is March 1.