Type of Financial Assistance
Federal PELL Grant
Students are automatically considered for this grant when they complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Department of Education will determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which is used to determine your eligibility for a PELL and the amount of your award. If your EFC is 0, you may have eligibility for the 2013/2014 maximum PELL award of $5,645. Go to fafsa4caster to estimate your PELL award.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Students are automatically considered for this grant when they complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The maximum award is $450. Since these funds are limited, they are awarded on a priority basis, with priority given to PELL eligible students with $0 EFC on a first come, first served basis. Students who have completed their files by May are most likely to receive these funds. Students must be attending at least ½ time to be awarded FSEOG.
BMCC administers multiple loan programs for students to help them meet their educational expenses. Students must be attending at least half time (6 or more credits) each term they wish to get student loans. Loans available through Title IV and available to students who have completed a FAFSA are:
- Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan
- Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
- Federal Direct "PLUS" program (for parents of dependent students)
In addition, BMCC offers emergency loans for students who may be unable to purchase their books while they wait for the financial aid disbursement.
BMCC offers a variety of employment opportunities for students, through the Title IV Federal Work Study program and the BMCC general fund. Students can view the available jobs on the Student Employment web page and follow the step-by-step instructions for applying for these positions.
Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG)
This grant is provided by the State of Oregon to eligible students taking at least 6 credits. To qualify students must meet income qualifications and have been a resident of the state of Oregon at least one year prior to the beginning of the academic year. The Oregon Student Access Commission determines students’ eligibility for this grant based on the student’s FAFSA information. Students must be at least half time to qualify for the OOG.
The maximum award amount is $2,000 for a full time student and is prorated for a part time student.
BMCC Talent Scholarships/Tuition Waivers
BMCC awards talent scholarships every year to students for athletics, music, drama and agriculture. Area high school students are invited to compete for BMCC academic scholarships each Spring and can find that application form on theBMCC Scholarship page. BMCC and the local Education Services District (ESD) co-sponsor Career Days where students can participate in skills competitions each Spring for a chance to win a BMCC Tuition Waiver.
BMCC Foundation Scholarships
In addition to seeking funding from community members in order to fund scholarships for BMCC students, the Foundation maintains lists of other local scholarships that students can apply for. Click on the above link to go to a page that will list all BMCC Foundation Scholarships, as well as other scholarships we are made aware of that might benefit our students.
In addition to administering Veteran’s Educational benefits, BMCC offers three different tuition waiver programs for veterans and/or their immediate family members. Click on the above link to see what might be available for you.
Oregon Scholarships (OSAC)
The Oregon Student Access Commission manages a large number of private foundation scholarships which allows the student to complete one application while competing for multiple scholarships. Click on the OSAC link to go to their website where you can find help learning how to plan for college, pay for college and manage your debt.
The state of Oregon administers child care subsidies, which are managed by the Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC). Click on the Child Care link above to learn more about this benefit.