Financial Aid News & Reminders!
Have you completed all requirements for 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, 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 college. The FAFSA collects information about you and your family. This information is used by CCC, the state and federal government to determine your eligibility for student financial aid.
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?
New to financial aid? Find out more with these helpful links.
Types of Aid
Learn about the different types of aid and how you may qualify.
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:
Great sites for college and financial aid information for high school students, parents and adult students. All sites are also in Spanish.
Student Aid on the Web -covers all aspects of college planning and financial aid
FAFSA4caster -estimates financial aid eligibility for high school students/parents
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 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid guide is a great reference that will talk you through the sections of the 2013-2014 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.
If you can't find your answer online, please contact our office.