Submit either the FAFSA® or ORSAA for financial aid as soon as possible beginning in December. The FAFSA® covers federal and state aid, while the ORSAA is for undocumented students for Oregon-specific aid. If unsure, a pre-filter tool is available for guidance.2 Satisfy Financial Aid Requirements
Check your COCC email and Bobcat Web Account regularly, as the COCC Financial Aid Office might need more information after you submit the FAFSA®/ORSAA. Keep deadlines in mind to ensure on-time aid processing.3 Review and Act on Financial Aid Offer
When your financial aid offer is ready, you will receive an 'Offer Notification' via COCC email. The offer is based on full-time enrollment, and you can accept or decline. If you are a first-time loan borrower, you will have additional steps at studentaid.gov. Consider scholarships if aid does not cover all costs.4 Receive Financial Aid Funds
Students with sufficient financial aid can charge books and supplies at the COCC Bookstore. Financial aid is applied to student balances on the second Friday of each term. Refunds are generated the following week and can be tracked through the Bobcat Web Account.5Maintain Financial Aid Eligibility
To maintain financial aid eligibility, students need to meet satisfactory academic progress standards of a cumulative minimum 2.0 GPA, cumulative minimum completion rate of 66.67%, and work toward the completion of a degree/certificate within 150% of the credit length of the program. Dropping, auditing, or failing classes may impact eligibility, and we advise students to contact the Financial Aid Office at 541-383-7260 for guidance.