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Does filing the FAFSA feel like climbing a mountain? Ben Horvath is ready to guide you. He is available to provide phone, email and Zoom support at 541-440-7645 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The FAFSA is the key to financial aid. Set up an appointment today.

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Need to talk to someone about financial matters? Contact Ann Abel at 541-440-4621 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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UCC Foundation Scholarships

Next application period will be February 1 -  March 15, 2022

UCC Foundation Scholarships are available because of the many donors that have entrusted funds to the UCC Foundation in order to invest in the College and its students. Scholarship awards of up to around $4000/year are possible!

If you have not applied to UCC, apply now. Only admitted students are eligible for UCC Foundation Scholarships. Current UCC students are eligible too! Of course, current students should be planning to attend UCC again in the Fall. If you are new to UCC, please take into account that admitting to UCC takes some time - about 2 business days. Also, be sure you have filed the FAFSA. Make sure to declare UCC as your college of choice. The school code for UCC is 003222.

The UCC Foundation has hundreds of thousands of dollars earmarked for student scholarships. Contrary to popular belief, scholarships are not just based on grades. There are other criteria. ONE application can match you with dozens of available scholarships. Want to find out more? Explore.


Fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can after October 1 each year! FAFSA is step #1.

Important! Use school code 003222

Planning to attend college? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is STEP #1. Do you want a grant, federal work study opportunity, scholarship, or federal loan? They are almost all based on the FAFSA. It's an IMPORTANT application! Ready? Explore

Don't forget! When you fill out the FAFSA, remember to declare UCC as your college. Use school code 003222. Want to work at UCC while you study here? If you are here for classes, why not earn expense money here too, right? Be sure to mark that you are interested in "Federal Work Study". This does not guarantee employment.

IMPORTANT! Be sure to hit the UCC Financial Aid Priority Deadlines.

Additional Scholarships


Additional scholarships are setup by many organization throughout Douglas County, Oregon and beyond that seek to invest in students. Here are some well-known local, regional, and national scholarships.

Cascade CCU Pathfinder Scholarship - Opens around January

Ford Family Foundation Scholarship - Opens around January

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - Opens around September

Pride Foundation ScholarshipOpens around November

Seneca Scholarship - Opens around January

Udall Undergraduate Scholarship - Opens around January

Organizations that offer scholarships set up their own application times and award criteria. We have a short list of some of those scholarships. Additional scholarships are more ways to be awarded money for college. Explore.

UCC Scholars

Part of the UCC Foundation Scholarships application.

The UCC Scholars program is designed to open the doors for local high achieving high school and home school students and expand access to post-secondary education for students who might not otherwise be able to afford it. Want to find out more? Explore.

Oregon Promise Grant

OPEN for students graduating in 2021-22 school year. Be sure to apply by YOUR deadline.

Oregon Promise is a state grant that helps to cover most tuition costs at any Oregon community college for recent high school graduates and GED® recipients. Find out more.

What if you are not planning to attend a community college? Please fill it out anyway as a fall back plan. You never know what might change. Once the application period closes, it will no longer be available to you.

Be sure to apply by YOUR deadline. Be sure that you know your official graduation date!

OSAC Scholarships

Open November - February each year.

Gain access to over 500 Oregon state scholarships with just ONE application. The opportunity to get FREE money is worth your time and effort. It is possible to leave college without debt. Many have done it. You can too. Explore.

Check Scholarship Application timeline & deadlines.

Federal Work Study

Check into this when filling out the FAFSA!

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a federal financial aid program that provides students the opportunity to work a part-time job on or off campus and earn a paycheck to decrease student loan debt. In order to be eligible, students MUST apply for financial aid, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled at least half time. It's also important to know that you must fill out the FAFSA and answer "Yes" to the question that asks if you are interested in Federal Work Study. Explore and let UCC know you are interested in Federal Work Study.

IMPORTANT: UCC also helps students find jobs that can provide income to help lower your college debt or pay for living expenses. Interested? Visit student job placement.

Virtual Enrollment Events

Register for one of our enrollment events! Find out what UCC is all about. Event topics include enrollment steps, financial aid, online learning, and careers.


Need to talk to someone about financial matters? Contact Ann Abel at 541-440-4621 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Financial Aid office is available to help everyone work through financial issues.


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