Financial aid help available

The biggest struggle many students face when attending college is the numerous expenses. Tuition, textbooks and lunch can add up to a large sum of debt. Luckily, Clackamas Community College has many solutions to off er students the proper financial aid to prevent financial trouble.

Currently, tuition prices at CCC start at $87 per credit for in-state students, and $249 for out-of-state students. With many students taking a full 16 credits of classes, the total cost of tuition can add up to $1,392 and $3,984, respectively.

Applying for financial aid can be completed in three easy steps:

1. Fill out the CCC admission application online, if you are not already a Clackamas student.
2. Fill out your FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov
3. Regularly check your myClackamas email for your financial aid award letter.

For more detailed instructions, you can go to the “Admissions and Aid” section of clackamas.edu .

Scholarships are also a good way to pay for tuition. Students can currently apply for scholarships for fall 2016 and beyond. Their scholarships will be awarded at the start of their respective terms.

People looking to apply to CCC for spring term can apply for financial aid now. Most scholarship deadlines for the 2016-2017 school year are March 30, including the Al Pfahl Transfer Scholarship and Anne Simpson Pardington Endowed Scholarship.

Many scholarships are only available for students with a pre-determined GPA and some are for students with a specific major. For students looking into nursing, The Arthur E. and Margaret D. Gravatt Memorial Endowed Scholarship is for you. It requires a desired major in nursing and 3.0 GPA.

For a list of CCC student funded scholarships, visit the Scholarship Section of the Admissions and Aid page on the CCC website. Then click “View a list of our CCC foundation scholarships” and the list will appear in alphabetic order.

Those desiring further assistance for financial can visit the financial aid desk at Roger Rook Hall, open Monday-Friday from 11am-1pm and 2-4pm. Students can also use the FAFSA computer lab for additional help, located down the lower hallway of Roger Rook Hall.