Can I Get Financial Aid as a Part-Time Student?

Generally, the Financial Aid Office will pay your financial aid based on the amount of credits you are enrolled in on tuition due date. An exception is the PELL Grant which sometimes pays a small amount for less-than-half-time enrollment. Classes must be taken for credit, not audited, to count toward financial aid.

  1/4 time
1-5 credits
1/2 time
6-8 credits
3/4 time
9-11 credits
Full time
12+ credits
Federal Pell Grant * 25% 50% 75% 100%
Federal SEOG Grant 100% 100% 100% 100%
Oregon Opportunity Grant** not eligible 50% 50% 100%
Oregon Promise Grant** not eligible 50% 75% 100%
COCC Foundation Scholarship** not eligible 50% 75% 100%
COCC Merit Scholarship** not eligible 100% 100% 100%
Federal Work-Study Program eligible to earn eligible to earn eligible to earn eligible to earn
Federal Direct Student Loans not eligible  100% 100% 100%

* Depending on enrollment, expected family contributions of 4100 or higher may not calculate with the above percentages. 

**Funding is not available for summer term.