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Old 01-07-2015, 05:39 AM
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I want to question how much the Financial Aid in the month in Portland, if I have 12 units? For example in California they give around 2800 for semester For a number 12 units

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Old 01-07-2015, 09:29 AM
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I think that totally depends on what kinds of loans you're taking out, and what school you're going to. Call the financial aid officer at the school you're going to or are interested in going to.
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Old 01-07-2015, 09:57 AM
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Portland is on the quarter system not the semester. But financial aid is based on your income, grade level, required contribution amount, etc. No one can answer that question but the school. It's also based on the cost of tuition, books, etc. Given that it's a federal program the amounts will probably be comparable but based on the cost of attendance.
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Old 01-07-2015, 02:15 PM
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I'm guessing what the OP means is that they're a first year undergrad, getting $2750 per semester in Stafford loans (half of the $5500 annual limit for dependent freshman).

If that's the case, the Stafford limit annually is the same everywhere [though varies based on grade level, dependency status, and there are other aid types besides the Stafford program]. The major difference here is that most OR schools are on a quarter system, and would divide the annual limit either into thirds or quarters.

But yes, you should talk to the financial aid office at whatever school you're actually looking at - they can hopefully help you get more clarity on what you're looking at.
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Old 01-08-2015, 04:51 PM
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Going to have to be more specific OP.

my guess is she is talking about pell grants.

If it were Stafford loans bler144 is correct about staffords if she is a dependent, if she is an independent student the amount would be $9500/yr. Those amounts are fixed nationwide. So it would stand to reason as long as you take a full load you would recieve the same amount in oregon that you get in cali.

Depends on if you can get pell grants or not.

If your EFC is very very low or zero. Given a full class load (3 +classes at 12 credits or more.) Generally, it is $1910 per quarter plus and optional unsub and subsidized loans of $1750 per quarter for 3 quarter. If you attend every quarter in the year you get an additional grant called the FSEOG worth $1910 to supplement year round schooling.
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