Financial Aid & Scholarships

Many types of financial assistance may be available to you as a Chemeketa student including scholarships and federal financial aid. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible each year, the process can take 6-9 months.

Federal & State Aid

Complete your yearly FAFSA to determine if you qualify for federal or state aid.

Apply now for the 2017-2018 school year. October 1st was the first day to apply for 2017-2018.

Summer 2017 is the first term of the 2017-2018 school year.

We recommend submitting the FAFSA as early as possible.

Enrollment term Recommended deadline for filing the 2017-2018 FAFSA Recommended deadline for submitting required documents to Chemeketa
Summer 2017 January 27, 2017 April 07, 2017
Fall 2017 March 24, 2017 June 23, 2017
Winter 2018 September 8, 2017 October 20, 2017
Spring 2018 December 15, 2017 February 3, 2018

Late applicants may still be able to receive financial aid if eligible.

Contact the financial aid office if you have questions about your current year application.

Grants – These do not have to be paid back.

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Oregon Opportunity Grant
  • Academic competitiveness

Loans – These have to be paid back with interest.

  • Federal Perkins Student Loan
  • Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal PLUS Loan for parents
  • Short-term loans for textbooks

Student Employment

Additional types of aid

Scholarships – These are often based on merit and do not have to be paid back.

Tuitions Waivers – If you qualify, you do not have to pay full price for tuition.

For DACA students

See our financial aid FAQ for additional information.