Financial Aid for Child Care Education and Training

Financial aid can help qualifying applicants, who are currently working in the field of Early Childhood, with the cost of conferences, Child Development Associate (CDA) fees, accreditation, and college credits.

Federal Financial Aid

CGCC Financial Aid Department

Early Childhood Education students may qualify for federal financial aid loans and grants. (Grants do NOT need to be paid back.)


Child Care Partners Funds

Child Care Partners offers limited funds to assist with the cost of classes. These scholarships are dependent upon funding. To find out more about these limited scholarships, contact us.

English Application

Spanish Application

CGCC Foundation Scholarships

Available to qualifying students attending Columbia Gorge Community College for students with a variety of majors.

The Foundation Scholarship Application is also for the John and Betty Gray Community College Scholarship for those students who are majoring in Early Childhood Education. This scholarship pays tuition, books and fees. When completing the application be sure to select Early Childhood Education as your major.

John and Betty Gray Statewide Scholarship Program

Through the Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education at Portland State University. The Oregon Statewide Scholarship Program supports the continued growth of quality child care in the state of Oregon. The Scholarship Program provides financial support for training and education for providers working in family child care, center child care, Head Start/EHS and before/after school programs through the Betty Gray Early Childhood Development Endowment Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.