Tools for being prepared and need/cost resources.
Valuable Direct Stafford Loan Information.
A free scholarship search site.
Useful information about Financial Aid and plenty of helpful tools for today's student.
Tax Benefits for Students and Families
Information on the Hope and Lifetime Learning tax credits as well as other tax benefits for students.
Oregon Student Assistance Commission
Useful information on state scholarships and grants.
Payment Plan Service
When you need to pay the difference between Financial Aid and the cost to attend, we work with Official Payments to help you fill the gap.
Information for International Students.
Free money awarded on the basis of financial need.
Loans must be repaid, but repayment on many student loans may be postponed while you're in college.
A loan in which a student's parents borrow for their dependent student. The interest rate is variable and begins immediately. Proceeds are disbursed to the students account in halves each semester. Payments start 60 days after the second semester disbursement. There is a small loan fee withheld from the amount borrowed.
An alternative to the PLUS Loan if additional loans are needed. They are a non-need based private student loans made through a bank. Their features are very similar to the Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. Payments start six months after the last date of enrollment and interest accrues while in school. There can be a loan fee and they normally require a cosigner.
You can also compare private student loan information at http://studentlendinganalytics.com/ratings.html.
Free money awarded on the basis of merit or some personal quality or talent you possess.
Subsidized Stafford Loan
A Federal need based loan where the payments and interest start six months after the last date of enrollment. The Government "subsidizes" the interest while you are in school. There is a small loan fee.
Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
A Federal non-need based loan. It's the same as a Subsidized Stafford Loan, only the Government doesn't subsidize the interest while you are in school. You may choose to pay the interest as you go or have it accrue and be added to the principle amount upon repayment. There is a small loan fee.