Paying for College

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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.

January 1st is the first day to apply for the 2014-2015 school year.

Enrollment term Recommended deadline for filing the 2014-2015 FAFSA Recommended deadline for submitting required documents to Chemeketa
Summer 2014 January 31, 2014 April 11, 2014
Fall 2014 March 28, 2014 June 27, 2014
Winter 2015 July 25, 2014 October 24, 2014
Spring 2015 October 31, 2014 January 16, 2015

 

It is now past the recommended filing deadlines for the current 2013-2014 school year.

Enrollment term Recommended deadline for filing the 2013-2014 FAFSA Recommended deadline for submitting required documents to Chemeketa
Summer 2013 February 1, 2013 April 12, 2013
Fall 2013 March 29, 2013 June 28, 2013
Winter 2014 July 26, 2013 October 25, 2013
Spring 2014 November 1, 2013 January 17, 2014

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.

View our financial aid tutorial for an overview of aid opportunities. See our financial aid FAQ for additional information.