Financial Aid News & Reminders!
Apply now for 2016-17 financial aid! This is financial aid for Summer 2016, Fall 2016, Winter 2017 and Spring 2017. Use the 2016-17 FAFSA available at www.fafsa.ed.gov 
New! The 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA: A Student's Guide to the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid  is a great reference that will talk you through the sections of the 2016-2017 FAFSA in clear and easy to understand steps.
Information on 2016-17 scholarships will be available in the Spring of 2016.
Have you completed all requirements for 2015-16 financial aid and received your Award Letter?
You can check your financial aid status on your MyCCC account  anytime. Just log in and click on "Financial Aid Status".
If you have applied but not received your Award Letter, click on "What is Needed to Complete Application Processing?" on the Financial Aid Status page of your MyCCC account as soon as possible.
The Oregon Promise, is it for you?
The Oregon Promise application process is now open!
To apply for student financial aid at Clatsop Community College, including federal and state grants, work-study, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free. Completing and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the single most important thing you can do to get assistance paying for your education at Clatsop. The FAFSA collects information about you and your family. This information is used by Clatsop, the state and federal government to determine your eligibility for student financial aid. Make sure to complete the correct year FAFSA. For this academic year please use the 2015-16 FAFSA. For next academic year, which starts in the Summer of 2016, use the 2016-17 FAFSA. Please contact us if you have any questions about which FAFSA to complete.
Complete your FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov  .
Watch a 3 minute video on How to Fill Out the FAFSA .
Watch another 3 minute video on After the FAFSA: What Happens Next? 
Things to Know
New to financial aid? Find out more with these helpful links.
Types of Aid
There are four basic types of financial aid: scholarships, grants, work study, and loans. Typically, students are offered a combination of these types of financial aid. Awards will differ from student to student and a student may qualify for several of the awards listed below or only one.
Students must apply for scholarships and financial aid each academic year to be considered. At Clatsop, the academic year begins with summer term and continues with fall, winter and spring. Some program funding is limited, therefore, students should apply as soon as possible after January 1st each year.
Constitution Day 2015
September 17th is Constitution Day. This day commemorates the September 17, 1787, signing of the United States Constitution . Written in 1787, ratified in 1788, and in operation since 1789, the United States Constitution is the world's longest surviving written charter of government. Its first three words –– "We the People" –– affirm that the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens. For over two centuries the Constitution has remained in force because its framers wisely separated and balanced governmental powers to safeguard the interests of majority rule and minority rights, of liberty and equality, and of the federal and state governments. Since 1789, the Constitution has evolved through amendments to meet the changing needs of a nation now profoundly different from the eighteenth-century world in which its creators lived.
To encourage all Americans to learn more about the Constitution, Congress in 1956 established Constitution Week, to begin each year on September 17th, the date in 1787 when delegates to the Convention signed the Constitution. In 2004, Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia included key provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2005 designating September 17th of each year as Constitution Day and requiring public schools and governmental offices to provide educational programs to promote a better understanding of the Constitution.
The following links lead to basic information about the Constitution:
The Bill of Rights 
Financial Aid Web Resources / Ayuda Financiera 
Great sites for college and financial aid information for high school students, parents and adult students. All sites are also in Spanish.
College Navigator  - Information about Clatsop students, programs, cost and financial aid provided by the National Center for Educational Statistics.
Student Aid on the Web -covers all aspects of college planning and financial aid
FAFSA4caster  -estimates financial aid eligibility for high school students/parents
FSA ID - The FSA ID is used to sign the FAFSA. Students and parents (if needed) must have a FSA ID
FAFSA  -Free Application for Federal Student Aid
National Student Loan Data System -account access for loan borrowers
MyMoney.gov  - This is the U. S. government's website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. The site provides important information designed to help make smart financial choices.
SALT - SALT is a free, nonprofit-backed educational program that helps students through neutral advice, practical information, and interactive lessons. SALT helps students gain money knowledge for college and beyond, keeping them on the path to success.
Watch and listen to an informative 5 minute FAFSA Overview .
The 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA; A Student's Guide to the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid  is a great reference that will talk you through the sections of the 2016-2017 FAFSA in clear and easy to understand steps.
This IRS Data Retrieval Tutorial  explains in more detail the FAFSA process of transferring your IRS data to your FAFSA. This tutorial is meant to help you UPDATE your FAFSA with your IRS information. If you have not yet filed your FAFSA, you should refer to the 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA tutorial above.
2016-17 How to pay for college. This is a PDF presentation intended for new students thinking about attending Clatsop in 2016-17 and applying for any type of financial aid.
If you can't find your answer online, please contact our office.