- Apply for Aid
- What is Financial Aid and Who is Eligible
- When to Apply
- How do I Apply for Financial Aid
- Applying as a Transfer Student
- International Students and Financial Aid
- Degree Partnership Program
- Oregon Partners
- Blue Mountain Community College
- Chemeketa Community College
- Clackamas Community College
- Clatsop Community College
- Columbia Gorge Community College
- Klamath Community College
- Lane Community College
- Linn-Benton Community College
- Mt. Hood Community College
- Oregon Coast Community College
- Portland Community College
- Southwestern Oregon Community College
- Tillamook Bay Community College
- Umpqua Community College
- Hawai'i Partners
- DPP Application Deadlines
- Degree Partnership Program FAQ’s
- Oregon Partners
- What happens AFTER I apply?
- Review Your Award
- Explore Opportunities
- Bridge to Success
- Manage your Loans
- Private/Alternative Loans
- Federal Work Study
- Regular Student Employment
- Study Abroad Information
- Child Care Information
- U.S. Veteran's Educational Benefits
- Receive Your Funds
- Receiving Aid
- Requesting Changes
- Renewing Aid
- What happens if I Withdraw?
- Dropping Courses
- Terms & Conditions
- Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Information for Parents
As a general guideline, the school that you are taking the majority of credits from should be established as your home school. You will receive all your financial aid through your home school. If your financial award is greater than your home school costs, you will receive a financial aid refund check. You would then take your refund and use it to pay your bill at your partner school. When determining your home school for the Oregon State University/Columbia Gorge Community College Degree Partnership Program it is important to consider the number of credits you are taking at each school and the transferability of those credits.
Home School Credit requirements:
Oregon State is Home: one course at Oregon State*
Columbia Gorge is Home: six credits at Columbia Gorge
No financial aid will disburse to your account unless you are enrolled in the proper number of courses/credits at your designated home school.
*Additional Criteria for Oregon State financial aid: Students receiving Oregon State scholarships, the Bridge to Success Grant (OR Residents), or the Non-Resident Tuition Grant are required to be enrolled in a MINIMUM of 6 credits at Oregon State to receive those funds regardless of minimum credit requirements with partner schools.
Transferability of credits:
Oregon State is Home: We cannot count courses that will not transfer. For example, if you are taking 12 credits between both schools, with your courses at Columbia Gorge being Math 112 and Drafting 140, your total enrollment would be 9 credits at OSU because while your Math 112 course transfers to Oregon State, your Drafting 140 does not. In general vocational/technical courses do not transfer to Oregon State. To verify that a course is transferable, please consult with your academic advisor.
Columbia Gorge is Home: Columbia Gorge cannot count 300 or 400 level courses toward the enrollment needed to disburse financial aid. For example, if you are taking 12 credits between both schools, and one of those is a 3 credit 300 level course at Oregon State, then Columbia Gorge Community College will consider your enrollment level as 9 credits.
If you have additional questions about Financial Aid and the Degree Partnership Program, feel free to contact us!