Financial Aid & Scholarships
- Check your email - The Counseling Office Secretary sends scholarships out through Naviance weekly
- Scholarship Calendar in Counseling Center
Financial Aid is a broad term that includes the variety of ways students pay for college. This includes Student Loans (federal and/or private), Grants, and Scholarships. The difference between each of these sources of funding are:
- Student Loans: Money given to a student to pay for college that has to be repaid. Both the federal government and private banks can issue student loans. Students loans can be both need and non-need based.
- Grants: Money given to students as "gift aid" that does not need to be repaid. Grants are issued by federal, state, and private organizations. Grants are typically need based.
- Scholarships: Money students earn by applying to specific organizations or colleges. Scholarships do not need to be repaid and can be based on a variety of requirements including grade point average, test score, financial need, extracurricular participation, athletic involvement, areas of study/major, and/or race/ethnicity.
Free Application For Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)
The Free Application for Federal Financial Aid, otherwise known as the FAFSA, is the first step for students and families in funding a college education. The information contained in the FAFSA is ONLY used to determine how much money a student can receive for college in the form of Student Loans and Grants. The application for FAFSA is completed online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/.
FAFSA/ORSAA Financial Aid Information Worksheets:
Financial Aid Resources
ECMC Opportunities Guide and Workbook: https://www.ecmc.org/students/opportunities-guide-workbook.html
This guide will help students and families understand types of financial aid, college admissions requirements and choosing the best fit college. Students and families will also find helpful handouts on this website.
ECMC Paying for College Presentation: https://tinyurl.com/OR-Paying-for-College-2018-19
This is a financial aid presentation with slides and narration.
Roosevelt Financial Aid Night Presentation Slides: Click here to see the slides from the presentation.
Helpful Financial Aid Websites
Naviance- Sign in and click on Scholarship List or check your inbox for current information
OSAC Scholarships (Office of Student Access & Completion)
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
MALDEF Scholarships for All
United Negro College Fund
Federal Trade Commission Scholarship Scam Information
Application due Feb 15th - opens November 1st
Oregon Promise http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov/oregon-promise.aspx
PCC Future Connect: https://www.pcc.edu/future-connect/
Application due March 1st - opens November 1st
Oregon Gear-UP: https://oregongearup.org/calendar/scholarship
Oregon CIS: https://oregoncis.uoregon.edu/Portal.aspx
Create your own account once logged in under Roosevelt
Financial Aid Sort
Diversity Scholarships at Oregon state schools
Scholarships for Undocumented Students
- MALDEF: https://www.maldef.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2019-2020_MALDEF_Scholarship_Resource_Guide.pdf
- Cesar Chavez Scholarship: http://www.cecleadershipconference.org/college-scholarships/
- PCC Future Connect: https://www.pcc.edu/resources/future-connect/scholarship.html
- OSAC: http://www.oregonstudentaid.gov
- Metropolitan Hispanic Chamber: http://www.hmccoregon.com/scholarships/apply/
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund: https://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/general-college-scholarships
- Latino College Dollars: http://www.latinocollegedollars.org
- The Dream U.S. Scholarship Program: http://www.thedream.us/scholars/
- CORE Que Llueva Cafe Scholarship: http://www.ca-core.org/que_llueva_cafe_scholarship_program
Los Hermanos de Stanford Scholarship: http://web.stanford.edu/group/hermanos/cgi-bin/HermanosWordpress2012/wordpress/?page_id=475