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VIDEO: A Day in the Life, at Oregon Coast Community College

Coming in Winter Term:
'Cetaceans of the Oregon Coast' 

On March 15, Oregon Coast Community College's Community Education team will present a program on the whales, porpoises and dolphins that call the Oregon Coast home (at least part of the time). The event will also feature information about other marine mammals and how you can become involved in protecting these creatures. Watch for details in "Catch the Wave," coming to Lincoln County mailboxes in December. 


Oregon Promise

Heard about the Oregon Promise? Get the details on who qualifies for this tuition grant program

The state is launching its Oregon Promise program—offering new high school graduates and GED® recipients an opportunity to have some or all of their community college tuition covered. In instances where tuition is covered by other state and federal grants, students may receive a $1,000 Oregon Promise grant for use toward room and board, transportation, or books.

The Oregon Promise program grant is first available in Fall 2016. To qualify, students must enter community college within 6 months of graduating high school or receiving their GED®. This means, in most cases, the Oregon Promise grants are not available for current community college students. If you are a current student, we encourage you to talk with our financial aid office to explore the many other ways to afford your college goals.

Key eligibility criteria include:

•  Receive an Oregon high school diploma or GED® in Spring/Summer 2016
•  Have been an Oregon resident for at least 12 months prior to community college enrollment 
•  Enroll in community college within 6 months of completing high school or GED®  
•  Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better

To learn more about this program, including details on the application process, click here or visit


OCCC News, Events & Announcements

OCCC Board of Education seeks to fill vacancy in North County position {Go!}

Oregon Coast Early College program offers free classes to HS students. {Go!}
Small Business Development Center's Fall Term continues... {Go!}
Siletz Grant provides High School Nursing Assistant Program {Go!}
Learn about OCCC's innovative approach to Reading & Writing instruction. {Go!}
What does Oregon Promise, the "free community college" bill, mean to you?

Learn more with a handy fact sheet. {Go!}