Scholarships are gift aid that do not require repayment. They are awarded based on merit and/or financial need. Apply for SOU Scholarships through the SOSA application.

By completing the FAFSA, you are applying for all types of Federal and State Aid available, including:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Oregon Opportunity Grant (Oregon Residents Only)
  • Federal Work-Study
  • Federal Direct Loans


Grants are gift aid that do not require repayment. Some grants are awarded on a first come, first served basis. File the FAFSA on or after October 1st.

Federal Work-Study

Work Study provides student's with on campus and off campus job opportunities to help pay for educational expenses. Visit our Work-Study page for more information about the SOU Work-Study program. 


Students must be enrolled in at least six credits in order to qualify for loans. Before receiving a loan, a student must complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note.

Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans are applied for by filing a FAFSA. There is a limit to how much you can borrow.