• Students researching financial aid.

    Financial Aid Resources
    and Tools

    Speak to your school counselors to understand how to research, understand, and apply to the financial aid options available to you.

    Determine how much a particular school will cost you.

    • Net Price Calculators
      Net price calculators are available for most community colleges and universities and estimate the cost for you to attend the school (not the sticker price). To find a calculator, Google the name of the community college or university and net price calculator (e.g. Portland Community College net price calculator). Visit the CollegeBoard website to learn more about calculating what a school might cost you.

    Financial Aid

    • ROTC - Reserve Officers Training Corps - a scholarship program where military covers college costs plus monthly allowance in exchange for a service commitment after graduation.
    • Comparing aid award letters here.
    • Loan Calculator here.
    • Understanding Student Debt here.


    Oregon Higher Education Aid

      • Oregon Promise
        The Oregon Promise provides grants for recent high school graduates who will begin community college classes in the Fall 2016. The Oregon Promise Fact Sheet provides detailed information on eligibility and grant amounts.






      • Western University Exchange (WUE) – Allows Oregon students to pay a reduced tuition rate of 150% of in-state tuition at participating 2 and 4 year colleges outside of Oregon.

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