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 2016-2017 school year.

Enrollment term Recommended deadline for filing the 2016-2017 FAFSA Recommended deadline for submitting required documents to Chemeketa
Summer 2016 January 29, 2016 April 08, 2016
Fall 2016 March 25, 2016 June 24, 2016
Winter 2017 September 9, 2016 October 21, 2016
Spring 2017 December 16, 2016 February 3, 2017

It is now past the recommended filing deadlines for the current 2015-2016 school year. Contact the financial aid office if you have questions about your current year application.

The application for the 2017-2018 school year will be availible October 2016.

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.