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. 

Click HERE for more information on CGCC's Financial Aid Process.
Click HERE for more information on Financial Aid Eligibility and costs.

Our goal is to assist students in accessing federal and state funding sources such as Grants, Loans, and Scholarships to help  students meet the costs of their educational goals. 

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

  • 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) 506-6054 or for more information.
  • All Students: We have many scholarship opportunities to assist you with your school costs.  Click Here for more information!

If you have any questions about the financial aid process or need to schedule an appointment with Sara V., please contact Student Services at or (541) 506-6011, option 2.

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


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.

Need help?

Our financial aid staff can help!

Sarajane (Sara) Viemeister

Financial Aid Coordinator