Money for College
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OPEN for the 2021-22 school year. FAFSA is step #1.
Important! Use school code 003222.
Planning to attend college? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is STEP #1. Do you want a grant, federal work study opportunity, scholarship, or federal loan? They are almost all based on the FAFSA. It's an IMPORTANT application! Ready? Explore.
Don't forget! When you fill out the FAFSA, remember to declare UCC as your college. Use school code 003222. Want to work at UCC while you study here? If you are here for classes, why not earn expense money here too, right? Be sure to mark that you are interested in "Federal Work Study". This does not guarantee employment.
IMPORTANT! Be sure to hit the UCC Financial Aid Priority Deadlines.
UCC Foundation Scholarships
CLOSED. The next opportunity will be around August 2021.
UCC Foundation Scholarships are available because of the many donors that have entrusted funds to the UCC Foundation in order to invest in the College and its students. Scholarship awards of up to around $4000/year are possible!
If you have not applied to UCC, apply now. Only admitted students are eligible for UCC Foundation Scholarships. Current UCC students are eligible too! Of course, current students should be planning to attend UCC again in the Fall. If you are new to UCC, please take into account that admitting to UCC takes some time - about 2 business days. Also, be sure you have filed the FAFSA. Make sure to declare UCC as your college of choice. The school code for UCC is 003222.
The UCC Foundation has hundreds of thousands of dollars earmarked for student scholarships. Contrary to popular belief, scholarships are not just based on grades. There are other criteria. ONE application can match you with dozens of available scholarships. Want to find out more? Explore.
Oregon Promise Grant
OPEN for students graduating between October 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Be sure to apply by YOUR deadline.
Oregon Promise is a state grant that helps to cover most tuition costs at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED® recipients. You can learn more in this video: Oregon Promise: Introduction & How to Apply.
What if you are not planning to attend a community college? Please fill it out anyway as a fall back plan. You never know what might change. Once the application period closes, it will no longer be available to you.
Be sure to apply by YOUR deadline. Be sure that you know your official graduation date!
Additional scholarships are setup by many organization throughout Douglas County, Oregon and beyond that seek to invest in students. Here are some well-known local, regional, and national scholarships.
Cascade CCU Pathfinder Scholarship - Ends March 19, 2021
Ford Family Foundation Scholarship - Ends March 1, 2021
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Opens Fall 2021
Organizations that offer scholarships set up their own application times and award criteria. We have a short list of some of those scholarships. Additional scholarships are more ways to be awarded money for college. Explore.
Federal Work Study
OPEN. Check into this when filling out the FAFSA!
Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federal financial aid program that provides students the opportunity to work a part-time job on or off campus and earn a paycheck to decrease student loan debt. In order to be eligible, students MUST apply for financial aid, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled at least half time. It's also important to know that you must fill out the FAFSA and answer "Yes" to the question that asks if you are interested in Federal Work Study. Explore.
IMPORTANT: UCC also helps students find jobs that can provide income to help lower your college debt or pay for living expenses. Interested? Visit student job placement.
Delayed opening. Keep on the watch for next opening.
If a bank offered to match your savings 3 to 1 would you make a deposit? Of course! That’s why NeighborWorks Umpqua has a program that does exactly that - quadruples your money if you’re saving for college, or enrolling in a job training program. Dream$avers is an Individual Development Account or IDA program designed to help Oregon residents reach for a brighter future. We can help you work towards your dream by matching every dollar you save, up to $3,000, with another $3 dollars. Imagine how fast even a small monthly deposit will add up when your money is quadrupled! Think about turning your $3,000 into $12,000 with an IDA from NeighborWorks Umpqua. Explore.
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