Financial Aid Resources
Sumner College understands that every student’s financial situation is unique. Our financial aid department can provide you with more information about Oregon financial aid options and show you how to apply for financial assistance.
If you have not already done so, it is important for you to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and schedule a time to meet with a Financial Aid Representative prior to enrollment. During your appointment, we can help you find and apply for financial aid. We can also help you find out what you are qualified for and what kind of loans will be needed.
Many of the specific eligibility requirements to gain and retain Federal Aid eligibility can be found in the publications provided by the U.S. Department of Education and on their websites at studentaid.ed.gov/eligibility. Many of these booklets, brochures, pamphlets, applications and other consumer information available at the Campus Financial Aid Offices.
If you are not sure how to fill out the FAFSA, the Financial Aid department at Sumner College will assist you with the application. Complete your Electronic Master Promissory Note and entrance counseling for student loans at studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action.
School Code for Sumner College: 014581
Student Debt Relief
Federal Student Aid and the Biden-Harris Administration have announced loan forgiveness plans of up to $20,000 for prior Pell-Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for all other loan borrowers. To be eligible borrower’s annual income must be below $125,000 (individuals) and $250,000 (married couples/head of households). If the U.S. Department of Education doesn’t have your income data – or if you don’t know if the U.S. Department of Education has your income data, the Administration will launch a simple application in the coming weeks. Borrowers can view their loan balances and check their Pell Grant status by logging into their Federal Student Aid account online at studentaid.gov.
Please visit studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement/ for the most up-to-date information.
If you would like to be notified by the U.S. Department of Education when the application is open, please sign up at the Department of Education subscription page.
The College Affordability and Transparency Center
The College Affordability and Transparency Center (College Scorecard Center) provides resources to help you learn more about the affordability of colleges in Oregon.
$77,000 Awarded in 2019
Sumner College High School Scholarship
The Sumner College High School Scholarship is for students who are interested in alternative options for beginning their academic career. This scholarship is offered to all high schools in Oregon and Southwest Washington. A maximum of four scholarships can be awarded to each school. Recipients of the award must enroll in the college and begin classes within six months to be eligible for the scholarship. The award amount ranges from $500 to $1000, depending on the program of interest.
- The applicant must be a high school senior graduating in or after June 2022.
- The applicant must be graduating from an accredited high school in Oregon or Southwest Washington (within 50 miles of the Sumner College campus).
- The applicant must submit a typed 500-word essay on why he or she is interested in a chosen career program and how this scholarship will help the student achieve his or her goal.
- The completed application and essay must be submitted to the Executive Assistant to the President. Recipients will be contacted by mail if selected.
- Applications without essays will not be considered.
- Deadline: June 30th for fall term & December 31st for spring term.
- Applications for the Sumner College High School Scholarship are available at the Admissions Office or you can simply upload a PDF of the application from the website: Sumner College High School Scholarship Application
Sumner College Scholarship
(For Current Sumner Students)
Sumner College recognizes current students who are inspired and motivated to earn a degree or diploma at Sumner College in the following programs:
- Practical Nursing Diploma
- Associate Degree in Nursing
- Medical Assisting
The scholarship can only be applied towards tuition, fees and associated costs while attending a program of study at Sumner College. The maximum award is $1000 for PN and ADN and $500 for Medical Assisting, which depends on the student’s unmet funding for tuition and associated costs with attending Sumner College.
- The applicant must be currently attending Sumner College full time.
- The applicant must have completed their first term of study at Sumner College with unmet financial need.
- The applicant must be in good academic standing (attendance, GPA & classroom participation) with Sumner College.
- The applicant must complete the Sumner College Scholarship application and submit a typed 500- to 1000-word essay explaining how the Sumner College Scholarship will help them achieve their personal, academic and career goals.
- The scholarship is awarded once per quarter. The deadlines for submitting applications are: March 31 (Spring)| June 30 (Summer) | September 30 (Fall) | December 31 (Winter).
- Completed applications must be submitted to Admissions.
- Students that were not selected can re-apply for future consideration.
Applications for the Sumner College Scholarship are available at the Admissions Office or you can download a PDF of the application from the website: Sumner College Scholarship Application.
Send completed applications to:
Attn: Sumner College Scholarship
8338 NE Alderwood Rd. Suite #100
Portland, OR 97220
or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include subject line: Scholarship
Apply for a Sumner ScholarshipDownload the application here
Attn: Financial Aid
8338 NE Alderwood Rd | Ste 100
Portland, OR 97220
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