Financial aid is available at Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) for students to help bridge the gap between the costs of education and the available student and/or family resources.

Our goal is to assist students in accessing federal and state funding sources to help meet the costs of your educational goals. 

The ultimate goal is for CGCC to help you graduate debt free or as close to that as possible. 

  • Returning students: We may have additional financial support to help you complete your degree/certificate.  Contact Financial Aid at financialaid@cgcc.edu for more information.
  • Returning students with a balance: We are more than willing to work with you on past due bills and may even have additional funding to assist you.  Contact the Business Office (541) 506-6057 for more information.
  • All Students: We have many scholarship opportunities to assist you with your school costs.  Click Here for more information!

CGCC Federal School Code: 041519

Types of Financial Aid

Financial aid comes in many forms. Students may be eligible for more than one type.

Grants

Grants are a type of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Some grants have restrictions on what they can be used for, and others can be used for almost any education-related purchase.

Loans

Loans are a type of financial aid that needs to be repaid.

Scholarships

Scholarships are a form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. There is usually a separate application for scholarships.

Work Study

Federal work study is a program where students can work on campus and earn money for school.

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy means understanding and effectively using financial skills, budgeting, and personal financial management to ensure your future. CGCC offers resources for students to become financially literate.