Get money for college

Getting money for college is an important step in achieving your higher educational goals. But you’ll want to have the right mix of funding through scholarships and grants, federal student loans and private loans. Consider these resources and options as you pursue your higher education financing.

Find scholarships and grants you don’t have to pay back

Use this scholarship finder to search Sallie Mae’s database of more than 3.5 million scholarships.

Discover federal student loans

Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

Explore these Oregon State Credit Union loan options

  • Sallie Mae, our student loan partner, offers competitive interest rates, multiple repayment options, no origination fees and no prepayment penalty*. For undergraduates, there’s the Smart Option Student Loan. Graduate students can choose from a suite of loans for students in specific fields of study.

  • Home equity line of credit (HELOC) - Attractive variable interest rate, flexible money access.

  • Personal line of credit (PLOC) - Like a credit card, offering “revolving” convenience, but you don't have to deal with a card and there's no need to reapply when you need extra cash.

  • Visa credit cards - Options include a no-annual-fee Visa® Value credit card or a Visa Rewards credit card that earns points.

  • Read the article | Scholarship award displacement — This article reveals a common problem faced by students who receive their financial aid letter and find that their institutional aid has been reduced because of private scholarships. It may seem like there's nothing that can be done, but it's not over yet. See three tips to address the situation.

* Although Sallie Mae does not charge a penalty or fee if you prepay your loan, any prepayment will be applied as outlined in your promissory note—first to Unpaid Fees and costs, then to Unpaid Interest, and then to Current Principal. SALLIE MAE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR DISCONTINUE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND BENEFITS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

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