PathwayOregon is the University of Oregon’s promise of full tuition and fees, and comprehensive academic and personal support for qualifying Oregonians.

Award Information

PathwayOregon ensures that academically qualified, Federal Pell Grant–eligible Oregonians will have 100 percent of their tuition and fees covered for up to 12 academic terms* for undergraduate study. This is funded through a combination of federal grants, state grants, and university grants and scholarships. In addition to financial support, the program provides comprehensive academic support and career guidance. Expenses for housing, food, books, etc. are not covered.

* Students enrolled in a five-year degree program may be eligible for up to 15 academic terms of undergraduate study. These degree programs include BLA (landscape architecture), BIArch (interior architecture), and BArch (architecture).

Selection Criteria

PathwayOregon is awarded to incoming freshman based on these criteria:

  • Oregon residents who graduate from an Oregon high school
  • Incoming domestic freshmen
  • A minimum 3.40 cumulative high school grade point average on a 4.00 scale
  • Eligible for a Federal Pell Grant**

** The Federal Pell Grant is a need-based award, eligibility for which is determined by the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

How to Apply

You will be automatically considered for PathwayOregon if you meet the selection criteria noted above—no separate application is required. You must simply:

  • Apply for admission by January 15.
  • Submit the FAFSA to the federal processor by February 15 and list the UO as one of your school choices (federal school code 003223).

PathwayOregon Renewal

Your renewal is evaluated annually at the end of each spring term. To renew, you must:

  • Complete the FAFSA each year by March 1
  • Remain eligible for the Federal Pell Grant
  • Complete any additional financial aid verification requirements by the Friday of week two of fall term
  • Register for full-time enrollment (12 or more UO credits) each term by the Financial Aid Census date (the last day to add a class).

Explore the PathwayOregon website for more information. Complete terms and conditions can be found here.