Oregon State University's Bridge to Success program serves more than 3,000 students annually.  The program, which began at OSU in 2008, ensures that qualified students receive enough gift aid (financial aid and scholarships that do not need to be repaid) to cover their annual tuition and fees at OSU.

To be considered, a new student must meet the following criteria:

  • Oregon resident
  • On time applicant (complete application by Feb. 1 admissions priority deadline) and is admitted to OSU
  • Submits FAFSA by OSU's Feb. 28th financial aid priority deadline
  • Pell eligible (based on annual FAFSA results
  • Qualifies for and receives Oregon Opportunity Grant funding

Awards are based on available funding and are not guaranteed.  Student eligibility is reviewed each year based on annual FAFSA results and the renewal criteria tied to the aid/scholarships received.

Students selected for Bridge to Success funding often don't know they've been selected, as scholarship and aid awards that cover tuition and fees come from many sources.  Students who meet criteria will have all available funds awarded to them by early April.