Student Eligibility Requirements

  • admitted to LBCC;
  • enrolled in an aid eligible program (degree and certificate) at least one year in length (some exceptions apply);
  • earned a high school diploma, GED or home schooled;
  • not attending an elementary or secondary school;
  • United States citizen or an eligible noncitizen for FAFSA applicants;
  • not in default status in any federal loan programs;
  • no repayment of refund towards any federal grant program.

The Federal Direct and PLUS Loan programs require a minimum enrollment of six credit hours (half-time enrollment). Federal Grant programs mandate that students be admitted and working towards the completion of a degree or certificate. Oregon Opportunity Grant mandates that the student must be a resident of Oregon for a year prior to the start of school, and be enrolled at least half time (six credit hours).

The Oregon Promise State Grant covers some or all tuition at any Oregon Community College for recent high school graduates and GED recipients. To apply, go to and follow the instructions. Note the application deadlines.