Financial Aid + Scholarships

Financial aid is available to help you achieve your educational goals. The CCC Financial Aid Office provides access to grants, scholarships, work-study and loans to help pay for school. You must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or ORSAA application (if applicable), each year you attend college to qualify to receive financial aid. The FAFSA and ORSAA open on Oct. 1 each year and must be completed annually.

Complete your FAFSA/ORSAA application as early as possible and add CCC's school code (004878). Once completed, it can take up to a week to electronically process into our system; watch your CCC student email and Self Service for your next step directions. For help filling out your Application, visit the Financial Aid Resource Lab.


The Financial Aid application process

Step 01
Step 02

Complete the FAFSA/ORSAA online and list the CCC School code for CCC (004878).

Step 03

Log in to your email through myClackamas. Check your email weekly for requests for information from the financial aid office. Monitor Self-Service: detail into your Financial Aid portal to review any required document(s) and the status of your financial aid file.

Step 04

Submit any requested document(s) as soon as possible; files are reviewed based on the date the last requested document is received.

Step 05

An email will be sent to your myClackamas email address when your award offer is available for you to view. You will need to accept or reject any direct loans that are listed in your award offer.

Step 06

If you have accepted any direct loans, complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Loan Counseling online.

Recommended financial aid deadlines

To ensure your financial aid is ready at the start of the term, we advise that you file your FAFSA/ORSAA, and submit all requested documents to the Financial Aid office as soon as possible. You may submit your materials after any recommended deadlines, but you will be responsible for any tuition and fees until your financial aid offer can be prepared.

Eligibility Requirements for FAFSA

  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Have a valid Social Security Number (except for applicants from Micronesia, Marshall Islands and Palau)
  • Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan nor owe a repayment on a federal student grant
  • Have a high school diploma, GED certificate or have completed a high school education in a homeschool setting
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits), in degree applicable credits

Eligibility Requirements for ORSAA

  • Oregon residents who have undocumented status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, and/or Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan nor owe a repayment on a federal student grant
  • Have a high school diploma, GED certificate or have completed a high school education in a homeschool setting
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits), in degree applicable credits

How do you access your financial aid?

  1. Submit all requested documents listed in Self Service
  2. Watch your student email and Self Service for award offer notification
  3. Review your award offer. Accept or decline any direct loans offered to you. If accepting loans, complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling. Any financial aid offered is split evenly among all terms of attendance. All award offers are based on full-time (12 credits) status.
  4. Financial aid is disbursed during the third week of each term, following the census date, and then weekly thereafter. Your aid will be adjusted to your enrollment level as of the census date. The actual amount of aid you will receive will be based on the number of degree applicable credits you are enrolled in as of that date. Funds will first be applied to your account to cover any tuition balance.
TermStart DateCensus Date at 11:59 p.m.Financial Aid Disbursement Start Date*Refund Date
SummerJune 21, 2021July 6, 2021July 7, 2021July 8, 2021
FallSept. 27, 2021Oct. 11, 2021Oct. 12, 2021Oct. 15, 2021
WinterJan. 3, 2022Jan. 18, 2022Jan. 19, 2022Jan. 21, 2022
SpringMarch 28, 2022April 11, 2022April 12, 2022April 15, 2022

* First day financial aid disbursement process can begin. Federal regulations allow three business days to complete this process. The process will continue weekly thereafter for the remainder of the term.

To be eligible for financial aid disbursement you must:

  • Have completed your FAFSA/ORSAA application
  • Grants and Scholarships are automatically accepted on your behalf (beware of any minimum credit requirements for your specific funding)
  • For Direct Loans:

If your financial aid is more than the amount of your tuition and fees, Accounts Receivable will send the excess amount to you in the form of a check or direct deposit. Excess financial aid funds are sent out on the last business day of the week. For fall, winter and spring terms, refunds are sent out on Fridays. For summer term, the refunds are sent out on Thursdays. You can sign up to receive the excess funds via direct deposit, otherwise a check will be mailed to the address you have on file with the college.

The Financial Aid Office will disburse once weekly throughout the term and refund checks or direct deposit refunds will be made the last business day of the week in which the funds are disbursed on your account.

Census Date Policy FAQ

What is a Financial Aid Census Date?
My class starts later in the term, do I need to be registered for this class by the Census Date?
Will my financial aid cover a class added after the Census Date?
What happens to my financial aid if I drop my classes after the drop deadline (first two weeks of each term)?
What kinds of classes will count toward my financial aid calculation/awards?
Why are some of my credits excluded?
When will my financial aid be disbursed and refunded?
Does CCC have bus passes available?
Will I be dropped from my courses if my financial aid has not disbursed by the third week of the term?

Census Date Policy FAQ regarding Bookstore charges

Am I allowed to charge books at the CCC Bookstore using my financial aid?
Can I charge books at the bookstore if I have pending aid?
How much can I charge against my financial aid?
How do I obtain my textbooks for the term?
I have not received my Financial Aid offer, how do I obtain my textbooks for the term?
I would like to purchase my textbooks from another seller. Do I have to use the CCC Bookstore?
What can I buy with financial aid at the bookstore?
What will my charge look like on my student account?
Do I need my CCC student ID to purchase books at the bookstore?
Problems charging books?
I need to return my books and I used my financial aid to pay. Can I do this?
How do I dispute a bookstore charge?
There is a charge on my account that reads: FLNK-Rcpt: xxx x 82780? What is this?
I need to verify the bookstore charges on my student account. How do I get a copy of my receipt(s)?
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Contact Us

finaid@clackamas.edu

503-594-6082

Oregon City Virtual Hours

  • Remote office hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Live phone hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Financial Aid Resource Lab

  • Available Monday-Friday by appointment
  • Drop-In Zoom hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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