Apply for Financial Aid

To be eligible for most types of financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) or the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA). The State of Oregon uses the FAFSA or the ORSAA to determine eligibility for state aid.

Students should complete the FAFSA or ORSAA as soon as possible to ensure maximum opportunity to access the best financial aid.

The school code for UCC is 003222


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The FAFSA is the application used for all Federal financial aid opportunities, including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Direct Loans, and the Federal Work-Study Program.


Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA)
Students who are not eligible to complete the FAFSA may apply for the ORSAA. Do not complete the ORSAA if you are a U.S. Citizen or a legal non-citizen. A completed ORSAA is used to determine eligibility for State of Oregon aid, such as the Oregon Opportunity Grant, Oregon Promise Grant, and OSAC Scholarships.



Get more information to help you decide which financial aid form you need to use from the State of Oregon, Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC).

You can also use the Federal Student Aid Estimator and see what federal student aid you may be eligible to receive.

Financial Aid Eligibility

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IMPORTANT: The FAFSA should be completed as soon as October 1st for the upcoming academic year at Umpqua Community College (UCC) each year.

EXAMPLE. If you are planning to start college at UCC in the summer or fall of 2020, you should fill out the FAFSA in October of 2019.

Priority Deadline

This means you should complete the admissions process and submit the FAFSA, with UCC’s School Code 003222, no later than the deadline for each term listed on the calendar.

Some types of funding are limited, so we recommend submitting your FAFSA on or soon after October 1. If you submit the FAFSA after the deadlines found on the Financial Aid Calendar, you will still be eligible for aid but will not be considered for some funds.

After You Apply

After you successfully complete the FAFSA, the Financial Aid Office will send you a notifications to the email address you provided on your FAFSA that your application has been received. The notification will provide you with your next steps.


What is it?

It’s a process to confirm the accuracy of data provided by the applicant on the FAFSA. In order to complete the verification process, students are required to provide certain documents to UCC for review. If the documentation the student provides do not match what was reported on the FAFSA, verification can result in changes to the student’s financial aid package.

After you finish the FAFSA, we recommend searching and applying for scholarships.