FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. This legislation protects the privacy of your student records and regulates how information is utilized. The release of student records at Oregon State University is bound by the federal law (FERPA), the Oregon Revised Statutes, and by the Oregon Administrative Rules.
Your FERPA rights begin when you are considered a student at OSU. The institutional definition of a student is when an individual has registered for orientation or has registered for classes, whichever comes first.
You may choose to release information to identified individuals by completing the online FERPA – Student Consent to Release Information form. The form is shared between Office of the Registrar, Office of Financial Aid, Office of Business Affairs, and Academic Advising offices to share information over the phone, zoom or via email.
Yes, you may restrict the release of your student information by completing a Confidentiality Request form. The confidentiality restriction prevents employees of OSU from providing any information to anyone who does not have a legitimate educational interest.
When a confidentiality restriction is in place we can only discuss your student record with you if you are present in person with picture identification. For students who have a confidentiality restriction in place but are unable to visit the office in person, the student may communicate with OSU offices via their OSU-issued email address (ONIDname@oregonstate.edu). Confidentiality does not mean anonymity in classes at OSU.
NO information may be released about students who have established the confidentiality of their records.
Please click here to learn more about FERPA and to report a breach.
OSU Network Identification (ONID) is a universal computer account for all OSU students and employees. By creating your ONID account, you will have access to:
Download the OSU Mobile App
You can check grades, dining hall hours, class assignments and much more using the OSU Mobile app. Search for OSU Mobile and download the app for free, then choose OSU-Cascades as your campus.
MyOregonState permits you to conduct much of your business with the university. The services available but are not limited to:
The Duo is a two-step login to protect your OSU account as passwords are no longer enough. The Duo is required for confidential financial information such as direct deposit information, W-2’s and other forms containing Social Security number.
Follow the steps found on the OSU Duo website to set up Duo for Oregon State. You will need to use your smartphone, tablet to download the free Duo mobile app or purchase a hardware token at the Cashier's Desk in Obsidian Hall. Please review the Hardware Token page for more details and instructions.
Please note that when you enable the DUO (two-step login) for your account, it will be required whenever you log in using your OSU credentials via SSO. Students, be aware that enabling the two-step login may impact your ability to take computer-based tests. Canvas currently does not require the two-step login.
Canvas is a web-based platform for your course materials, assignments, grades, communication, collaboration and all activities related to courses, teaching, and learning.
The Canvas is accessible through My.OregonState.edu. Please log in using your ONID username and password.
Zoom is Oregon State University's official video conferencing platform for use during campus closures. Students, faculty and staff are use Zoom to create and host high-quality online meetings, classes and events, and leverage Zoom's video, chat, breakout rooms, screen-sharing and whiteboard capabilities.
Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online each year. Please use OSU school code 003210 for OSU-Cascades.
You add the school of your choice to your FAFSA school selection to receive financial aid through that school. Please add OSU-Cascades using our federal school code 003210. Once we receive your FAFSA, we will process your application and package your financial aid offer.
IMPORTANT: If you recently received aid at another school, please contact their financial aid office and cancel your financial aid. You cannot receive aid at more than one school at a time.
You can check the status of your financial aid through My.OregonState.Edu. Your financial aid file is on the Finances tab.
NOTE: Financial aid, student account, billing, direct deposit, and many more money related items are on the Finances tab in your student portal.
First-time student loan borrower?
Please go to studentaid.gov and complete the following required online sessions. You will need about at least 45 minutes to complete both. You must complete these sessions to receive your loans.
Yes! You can still receive financial aid, but please note the following:
OSU Financial Aid Office disburses your aid about a week before the start of the term if you are registered full-time (12 credits or more).
Your financial aid and scholarship are credited directly to your OSU student account after tuition and fees, housing and dining charges, if applicable, are posted. If the amount of your financial aid and scholarships is greater than your student account balance, the difference will be refunded to you by the Student Accounts Office. If you have questions about your bill or refund, please contact the Student Accounts Office at 541-737-3775.
Keep in mind that even if you receive a refund you should still be checking your student account and monthly eBill statements as you still may owe a balance on your student account.
Please visit the Financial Aid Office website for detailed information on how financial aid works at OSU.
Please contact the Office of Enrollment Services for basic questions and concerns regarding your financial aid.
All private and outside scholarship checks should be mailed to the Student Account Services in Corvallis at the below mailing address for processing and disbursement. Be sure to include your OSU student ID number. Never disclose your SSN. Please contact Student Account Services at 541-737-3775 if you any questions or issues with your outside scholarships.
IMPORTANT: If you're in the DPP, your outside scholarship check needs to go to your home school.
Student Account Services
Corvallis, OR 97339
OSU scholarships disburse to your OSU student account when the financial aid disburses. You have to be enrolled in at least 12 credits including 6 credits at OSU. Some scholarships may pay after the Financial Aid Census Date due to DPP enrollment.
First, check your enrollment status and make sure you are enrolled full-time (12+ credits). Then contact the Enrollment Services office at 541-706-2101.
OSU-Cascades scholarship timeframe is from Nov 1 through Feb 15 each year. Please submit your general application through the ScholarDollar portal. You will need your ONID username and password to login. Be sure to submit a new application each year.
You can apply for and obtain scholarships from several sources - OSU, OSAC, and private organizations and donors.
OSU: There many OSU websites that can help you find additional scholarship opportunities.
OSAC: Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) is a State office committed to assisting Oregonians in their pursuit of higher education and a brighter future. OSAC administers a variety of state, federal, and privately funded student financial aid programs including hundreds of scholarships. The application period is Nov 1 - Mar 1 each year. OSAC is not affiliated with OSU. Please contact OSAC directly if you need help.
Private: You can apply for as many private scholarships as you would like. The ScholarDollar has an "external opportunities" list where you may be able to find additional outside/external opportunities.
Need help with your scholarship applications? OSU-Cascades Financial Aid Services host info sessions and workshops during the fall and winter terms. Please check out the university calendar or the Financial Aid Services page for dates and times.
This program allows you to be jointly admitted and enrolled at OSU-Cascades and any of our other community college partner schools including COCC.
If you are OSU-Cascades-COCC DPP student please click at the following link for the Registration and advising information.
Information for other DPP community college partner schools around the state.
The DAS provides accommodations, education, consultation, and advocacy for qualified students with various disabilities. You will need to work with the DAS to receive special accommodations during your studies at OSU-Cascades. Please visit the DAS website to get started and set up your services in advance.
Lindsey Bakos, interim Disability Access Services representative at OSU-Cascades, can be reached by email at CascadesDAS@osucascades.edu.
To get started, please review the Veterans Services webpage for a detailed checklist.
You should apply for your VA education benefits while you are going through the admissions process at OSU-Cascades.
Yes. Below is the contact information of our Veterans Services Coordinator.
The certifying officials are trained specialists who report your enrollment and enrollment changes to the VA. They also communicate with you, your academic advisor and the VA regarding your certification and benefit status. Below is their contact information.
The final examinations are administered during the final class meeting. Please check your class syllabi for final exams dates.
OSU-Cascades does not require students to pre-pay tuition before the start of the term; however, your balance must be zero before you can register for the following term. Please contact the Enrollment Services Office at 541-706-2101 | email@example.com if you have extenuating circumstances.
Tuition and fees vary by the number of credits taken. Your tuition and fees are posted to your student account about a week before the start of the term if you have registered. Please note the following fees:
You will receive an electronic billing statement (e-Bill) in your university email account with a tuition due date. Your account balance is "due upon receipt" of the monthly statement, and any unpaid balances are considered past due and subject to an interest charge of 1% per month (12% APR).
You can view and check your account balance at My.OregonState.Edu on the Finance tab.
You may pay your bills in the following ways:
Attn: Cashiers Office
1500 SW Chandler Ave
Bend, OR 97702
For video overviews of any of the above processes, visit the MyBill Training page.
OSU-Cascades does not have a physical bookstore on campus.
Domestic students are required to provide the following vaccinations record or provide a lab test documenting immunity to below diseases. If your immunization record is not updated by the 7th week of your first term, a registration hold will be placed on your account, prohibiting next term registration.
OSU requires the following immunizations:
Use the online Student Health Services Portal.
If not received by the 7th week of your first term, a hold will be placed on your account, prohibiting next term registration.
All persons applying for an OSU-Cascades ID card must come in person to the ID Center located at the Mail Room in the Residence Hall breezeway. You will receive your OSU ID card immediately after your photo is taken.
The OSU-Cascades Department of Public Safety provides security services to the faculty, staff and students at the OSU-Cascades campus.
Sign up for email or text alerts and notifications at the following links:
Living in the heart of Beaver Nation is a great way to get connected to life on campus. More than a third of our residents are sophomores and above, many of them transfer students. With flexible contracts, a variety of room and suite options, and professional live-in staff to answer questions, living on campus can simplify your transfer process.
Live on campus and avoid the hassle of off-campus rentals. Living on campus means one bill and no required deposits or security fees! All utilities, WiFi and laundry facilities are included. Our residence hall offers a state-of-the-art fitness center and bike/ski/snowboard storage.
All room types are open to sophomore-level and above students, but many choose to live in single-occupancy rooms with a private bathroom, or with other graduate or upper-division students in apartment-style suites, complete with kitchenette.
Please contact the Residential Education and Housing at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
You have FREE access to most of following amenities and services on campus. Please utilize them for your advantage and success.
Tykeson Hall – TYKH
1500 SW Chandler Avenue
Obsidian Hall – OBSN
1500 SW Chandler Avenue
1500 SW Chandler Avenue
Graduate & Research Center – GRC
650 SW Columbia at Colorado
Enrollment Services – Admissions, Registration, Financial Aid, Billing, and General Questions
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