Category Archives: Financial Aid

FAFSA/Financial Aid Presentation

Clackamas Community College & the CHS Academic Counselors will be doing a “Financial Aid for Beginners” presentation on October 17, 2018 in both Spanish and English, at 6:30PM in Room 1 & 4 (Fourth Street Center), during Parent Conferences.


Call the Counseling Office at 503-263-7219 for more information.

Oregon Promise Grant

The state is continuing the Oregon Promise program—offering new high school graduates
and GED recipients an opportunity to have some or all of their community college tuition
covered. Grants are for students entering a community college in Oregon in Fall 2018.

You may qualify if you:
-Graduate from an Oregon high school or complete the GED in Spring/Summer 2019
-Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher
-Have been an Oregon resident for at least 12 months prior to enrolling in community college

Steps to take:
-Apply for the Oregon Promise between October, 2018 and April 1, 2019, including:
Complete the Oregon Promise application Oregon Promise App

-Submit your high school transcript or GED scores

-Complete the FAFSA or its approved alternative

Once approved, Enroll in an Oregon community college within six months of graduating high school or completing the GED (Fall 2019)—and accept all state and federal grants

Oregon Promise Information

General Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid” means any help with paying for college. Financial aid can be loans, grants, scholarship or work study programs. The best source of need-based financial aid is the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA). Below is some basic information about Financial Aid.

Here are a couple of videos on how to fill out the FAFSA. FAFSA Videos on YouTube

This is a link to information about the different types of aid available through FAFSA.
Types of Aid Available

For more information on types of loans available through FAFSA, click this link.
Types of Loans

For more information about financial aid scams, click this link.
Financial Aid Scams

If you do not have a Social Security number, you can fill out the ORSAA
which qualifies you for Oregon State financial aid and the Oregon Promise Scholarship / Grant.

For information about financial aid opportunities for non-citizens, click this link.
Aid for Non-Citizens

Visit the Clackamas Community College FAFSA Site

FAFSA Basics

We encourage ALL students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the gateway for all need-based financial aid. Students work with their parents to fill in the FAFSA online. Based on the information you provide, students can be awarded any combination of grants, loans and work study. Filling the FAFSA does NOT obligate you to take any of the aid offered–you can always refuse, but you never know what you’ll get unless you file the FAFSA!

Here is a link to the FAFSA website. You can take a look any time, but you can’t file the FAFSA until October 1st of the year before you plan to start college. FAFSA

Why, When, How to do FAFSA?

Tips and What you need to fill out FAFSA

How to get the required FSA I.D.

What happens after filing the FAFSA?