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ORSAA Eligibility Criteria


Students only need to complete one financial aid application per academic year (FAFSA or ORSAA). See below for eligibility criteria:

To complete the ORSAA you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be an undocumented Oregon student
  • Have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), or a U-visa.

Do NOT complete the ORSAA if you are (1) a U.S. citizen, (2) a legal noncitizen with an Alien Registration number, or (3) an international student who is in the United States with a valid visa.

To complete the FAFSA you must meet one of the following criteria:
An eligible noncitizen is a U.S. national (includes natives of American Samoa or Swains Island), U.S. permanent resident (who has an I-151, I-551 or I-551C [Permanent Resident Card]), or an individual who has an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94) from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) showing one of the following designations:

  • Refugee
  • Asylum Granted
  • Cuban-Haitian Entrant (Status Pending)
  • Conditional Entrant  (valid only if issued before April 1, 1980)
    Victims of human trafficking, T-visa (T-2, T-3, or T-4, etc.) holder
  • Parolee  (You must be paroled into the United States for at least one year and you must be able to provide evidence from the USCIS that you are in the United States for other than a temporary purpose and that you intend to become a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.)

If you meet the criteria above for FAFSA, please click the FAFSA button
If you meet the criteria above for ORSAA, please click the ORSAA button
If you don't meet either FAFSA or ORSAA criteria above, you are not eligible to complete the application - Please click CANCEL