What is Available?

Central Oregon Community College makes every effort to ensure that students with financial need have access to its programs and courses of study. There are three basic sources of funding for colleges: grants and scholarships, loans, and work-study. Many students rely on various combinations of services to finance their education.

Federal and State Grants
Most grants are offered on the basis of financial need. Grants do not have to be repaid and are a type of gift aid. Student financial aid packages include grant funds whenever student eligibility and funding levels permit. Funding for the grant programs administered at COCC comes from the Department of Education and the state of Oregon. Read More

Private Scholarships
Many community organization, foundation, and businesses offer scholarships. Start your research with local organizations in the community, browse the scholarship directories on the web, contact the personnel office of companies, talk with teachers and counselors. Read More

COCC Foundation Scholarship
The COCC Foundation is a group of interested and concerned private citizens from throughout the College District who donate their time and effort to help COCC's students and to improve College programs. Read more.

COCC Student Emergency Fund
If you have suddenly encountered unanticipated expenses related to your education, the COCC Student Emergency Fund may be able to help.  Read more.

COCC Childcare Assistance Fund
The COCC Childcare Assistance Fund is a program to supplement the cost of childcare. Read more.

COCC Merit Scholarship
Merit scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence to the highest-ranking seniors graduating from in-district high schools. Read more.

Federal Work-Study Program
The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing then to earn money to help pay education expenses. We encourage community service work and work related to each student's course of study. Read More

Federal Student Loans
COCC participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program. To be eligible for a Federal Direct Loans, students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours and may not be in default on a prior loan or owe a grant repayment. Read More

Veteran Services
Students who believe they may be eligible for veteran's benefits (such as a veteran, a widow or a dependent of a disabled veteran) should contact the Veterans Certifying Official. Read More

Financial aid is offered to students to assist in paying for tuition, books, transportation and living expenses while they are working on their certificate or degree. Financial aid is also available for a study abroad programs approved for credit at COCC. Selection Criteria: Federal aid offers are based on calculated financial need. Aid is awarded in the following order: 1) grants; 2) scholarships; 3) work study; 4) loan programs. Limitations apply and all of your costs may not be covered.