Money for College

Every student can use money for college. It can help you to be more successful. Here are some important dates and sources of money for college. Don't let these opportunities for financial aid pass you by. Act now! Decide. Commit. Succeed.

Dream$avers

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NeighborWorks Umpqua

If a bank offered to match your savings 3 to 1 would you make a deposit? Of course! That’s why NeighborWorks Umpqua has a program that does exactly that - quadruples your money if you’re saving for college, or enrolling in a job training program. Dream$avers is an Individual Development Account or IDA program designed to Oregon residents reach for a brighter future. We can help you work towards your dream by matching every dollar you save, up to $3,000, with another $3 dollars. Imagine how fast even a small monthly deposit will add up when your money is quadrupled! Think about turning your $3,000 into $12,000 with an IDA from NeighborWorks Umpqua. Explore.


FAFSA

Starting October 1, 2017

Important! Use school code 003222

Department of Education

Planning to attend college in the 2018-19 academic year? You'll want to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting October 1, 2017. Want a loan, federal work study, scholarship, or grant? 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.


Federal Work Study

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Department of Education

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.


OSAC Scholarships

November 1, 2017 - March 1, 2018

Oregon State Seal

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.


UCC Foundation Scholarships

2018

UCC Foundation

We will open up a new UCC Foundation Scholarship opportunity in early 2018. 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.


Outside Scholarships

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There are many organization throughout Douglas County, Oregon and beyond that seek to invest in students. The organizations set up their own application times and award criteria. We have a short list of some of those scholarships. These are just more ways to find money for college. Explore.


Quick Apply to UCC

Visit UCC's "Quick Apply" page and get the scoop about the hot jobs in the Oregon economy and how UCC can help you get them.