Apply to Oregon Coast
If you have no prior college-level credits, start here. (Check out our New Student Checklist.)
If you have attended another college or university, start here.
If you have previous college-level credit at OCCC, but have not attended in the last year, start here. (Check out our Returning Student Checklist.)
If you’re planning to take OCCC classes while still in high school, start here.
Under age 16? Click here, then select the appropriate tab, for more information.
Find details about Veterans’ benefits on this page.
If you’re ready to earn your GED, OCCC has classes designed to prepare you for the GED tests, and the Newport OCCC campus also serves as a GED test site.
Looking to improve your English skills? Start here.
If you’re looking for personal enrichment courses and not seeking college credit, explore OCCC’s lineup of compelling, affordable and engaging Community Education courses.
The Application Process
High school graduates or non high school graduates 16 years or older are eligible for admissions to Oregon Coast Community College. If you are less than 16 years old, please click here and select the “Underage Students” tab. For more details, contact Student Services at 541-867-8501 for information about underage admissions.
Complete the online application form that fits your situation (above). It’s free and takes about 10 minutes to complete. Once you submit your admissions application, you will receive an email with important next steps regarding advising and placement, new student orientation, registering for classes, financial aid, and buying books and supplies.
New Student Orientations
New student orientations and advising sessions are offered each term to welcome new students and familiarize them with academic policies and procedures, on-campus services and the registration process. Review the New Student Checklist if you are new to OCCC and need to know if a new student orientation is your next step.
The College welcomes individual and group campus tours and individual college classroom visits. College faculty and staff are available to speak to students in area high schools. For information contact Student Services at 541-867-8501.
Your Oregon Coast adventure begins with a meeting with one of our academic advisors. Our advising staff can help you chart a course best suited to get you to the degree or certificate you’re aiming for. Current students are invited to meet with advisors, too, to periodically check on progress toward their goals.
Academic advisors are available to support student success by:
- Interpreting placement assessment results.
- Recommending appropriate classes.
- Discussing degree/ program options.
- Explaining course content and requirements.
- Helping transition into the College culture/ academic environment.
- Helping students have a successful college experience.
- Explaining how to transition to a university or four-year college.
- Assisting in understanding College policies and procedures.
Blake Hagan and Colleen Doherty are available to meet with you. Schedule your appointment now with the registration links below.
Blake specializes in Aquarium Science and also advises for all other degrees and certificate programs at OCCC. His office number is 541-867-8512. Colleen specializes in Nursing & Allied Health, but also advises for all other degrees and certificate programs at OCCC. Reach Colleen at 541-867-8521.
Schedule your advising appointment using one of the links below to an online registration page, or call 541-867-8501:
Register for classes
Ready to register for classes at Oregon Coast Community College?
Tuition & Financial Aid
Review OCCC’s Tuition and Fees here, then peruse the financial aid information and resources below to help determine what programs and alternatives will best fit you and your situation.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Apply at fafsa.ed.gov
The first step for students to apply for financial aid is the FAFSA. Undocumented students who do not qualify for FAFSA, apply for financial aid with the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) at www.oregonstudentaid.gov To determine if you are eligible for FAFSA, use this filtering tool. It is recommended that DACA students submit both the FAFSA and the ORSAA.
NOTE: There have been changes made to the FAFSA application process (updated Aug. 2016). Click here for a handy table showing the new process.
Students planning to attend OCCC during the 2017-18 academic year (Summer 2017-Spring 2018) should complete the 2017-18 FAFSA as soon as possible. Please use the school code for Portland Community College (PCC): 003213.
Apply for financial aid by following this financial aid checklist. If you are a senior in high school planning to graduate in Spring of 2018, follow the checklist below.
Financial Aid Checklist
The best time to apply is as soon after January 1 as possible for the following academic year. Below are the priority processing deadlines. You can apply for financial aid after these dates, but we cannot guarantee your financial aid will be processed in time for the payment deadline.
Financial aid timeline
|Term you plan to start||Submit 2018-19 FAFSA by|
|Summer 2018||February 15, 2018|
|Fall 2018||April 15, 2018|
|Winter 2019||October 15, 2018|
|Spring 2019||January 1, 2019|
Financial Aid Web Resources
Great sites for college and financial aid information for high school students, parents and adult students. All sites are also in Spanish.
Student Aid on the Web Covers all aspects of college planning and financial aid
FAFSA4caster Estimates financial aid eligibility for high school students/parents
FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid
National Student Loan Data System Account access for loan borrowers
MyMoney.gov This is the U. S. government’s website dedicated to teaching all Americans the basics about financial education. The site provides important information designed to help make smart financial choices.
The 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA; A Student’s Guide to the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid Tutorial is a great reference that will talk you through the sections of the 2018-2019 FAFSA in clear and easy to understand steps.
This IRS Data Retrieval Tutorial explains in more detail the FAFSA process of transferring your IRS data to your FAFSA. This tutorial is meant to help you UPDATE your FAFSA with your IRS information. If you have not yet filed your FAFSA, you should refer to the 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA tutorial above.
If you can’t find your answer online, please contact our office.
School Code: 003213 | Email | 541-867-8503
Types of Financial Aid Available to Students
• Federal Pell Grant—Federal Pell Grants provide funding to students who meet certain eligibility criteria, according to federal guidelines. The amount awarded to students is determined by their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and enrollment. Pell Grants are prorated based on a student’s enrollment level status.
• Oregon Opportunity Grant—The Oregon Opportunity Grant is awarded to eligible Oregon residents enrolled at least half-time (6 credits or more). Award are adjusted with based on a student’s enrollment level status.
• Oregon Promise Grant—Oregon Promise Grants are available to recent high school graduates. For more information about eligibility and application requirements, visit the Office of Student Access and Completion website at oregonstudentaid.gov.
Students not eligible for grants or scholarships or requiring additional funds to meet educational expenses, may be eligible for student loans. Student loans are available to students and families to borrow money for assistance with funding educational needs.
• Federal Direct Loan Program—The Federal Direct Loan is a funding source for students enrolled at least half time (6 credits or more) and is made available to students through the U.S. Department of Education. Direct Loans are either subsidized or unsubsidized. A subsidized loan is awarded on the basis of financial need. If a student qualifies for a subsidized loan the Federal government pays interest on the loan while the student continues to be enrolled at least half-time up to Federal Subsidized Usage Limit Amount. An unsubsidized loan is an additional resource, not awarded on the basis of need. Once disbursed, students receiving an unsubsidized loan are responsible for the accruing interest from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full. Borrowers may choose to pay the interest or allow it to accumulate. If allowed to accrue, the interest will be capitalized—added to the principal amount—and will increase the amount to be repaid.
• Nursing Loan—The Nursing loan is funded through the Department of Health and Human Services. It is available on a funds available basis through PCC. If you have questions about the Nursing Loan, contact OCCC’s Financial Aid Specialist.
Students loan amounts are limited annually and cumulatively by Federal regulations. Students are prohibited from borrowing more than their cost of attendance minus any other financial aid and scholarships received.