Financial Aid

Choosing a new career and advancing your education is an exciting time for you. You’ve decided to invest in yourself and get the education you need to get into a career that will be secure and rewarding; now-how are you going to fund this investment? Sumner College understands that each student’s financial situation is unique. Our financial aid department can provide you with valuable financial aid information and show you how to go about applying for financial aid. If you’re interested in learning more about Oregon financial aid options, we can help you.  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 in Oregon. 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:

Additionally, the College makes 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

School Code for Sumner College: 014581

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Net Price Calculator

At Sumner College, it’s important that you feel comfortable and well-informed. We respect our potential students and want you to have a clear picture of what it will realistically cost to attend school and train for a rewarding new career.

The Net Price Calculator is designed to help you get a meaningful estimate of total, out-of-pocket costs, based on your particular financial circumstances and anticipated aid.

How It Works

The calculator first factors cost of attendance including tuition and fees, room and board, books/supplies, transportation and personal expenses. Using Financial Data you enter, the calculator then estimates the amount that you/your family would be expected to contribute to pay school expenses. Finally, the calculator evaluates your eligibility for Financial Aid (need-based) by matching your financial and personal characteristics to the criteria used to determine financial aid awards.

To complete the calculator you will need to answer some basic questions about you/your family’s financial situation. It may be helpful to have recent tax forms and pay stubs/income statements on hand before you begin.

The Calculator takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Click to: Launch the Net Price Calculator

Please Note: Results from this tool are only an estimate of financial aid eligibility. The accuracy of estimated awards is based on information provided and on the assumption that the student will complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Future costs and financial aid estimates are subject to change. Final eligibility for federal and state financial aid is determined by the U.S. Department of Education. Actual financial aid awards, if approved, may differ from this estimated figure.

You’re investing time and money into yourself and Sumner College is committed to investing in you!

Sumner College Participates in the Following Federal Student Financial Aid Programs:

The Federal Pell Grant: an award from the Federal Government for undergraduate students attending at least half time.  A grant is a gift aid and does not need to be repaid.

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FESOG): this is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need.  This does not have to be repaid.

Direct Stafford Loans: this is a low-interest loan available to eligible students to pay for education costs.  Repayment begins 6 months after graduation or if a student drops below half-time enrollment status.

  1. Subsidized – for students with demonstrated financial need.  You are not charged interest on this if you’re in school at least half-time.
  2. Unsubsidized – students do not need to show financial need, but interest is accrued from the first disbursement received.

Federal PLUS Loan:  this loan is made to qualified parents who are borrowing for a college student.  The loan carries a fixed interest rate of 7.21%.  Repayment may be deferred while the student is enrolled at least half time.

To apply for any of the above Oregon financial aid programs, you must fill out a FAFSA.  It’s free, and you can complete the online application at

If you’re worried about the financial aid application process at Oregon colleges, let us put your mind at ease. Please contact our financial aid department with any questions about financial aid for college. If you complete a paper FAFSA application, be sure to send the application to us for electronic filing to expedite the process. You will need to include our school code 014581.

Additional Financial Aid Resources

Federal Student Aid
For comprehensive financial aid information and resources visit the Federal Financial Aid Information Page.

Student Aid on the Web
The information provided here is designed to assist in college planning. It provides access to and information about the products and services that students will need throughout the financial aid process.

FastWeb is the largest and most complete scholarship search on the Internet. It provides access to a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and student loans available to students. If you are affiliated with the military: is also a beneficial source.

Sallie Mae: College Answers
The Sallie Mae: College Answers website has additional scholarship information and search services.

Oregon Student Access Commission
The Oregon Student Access Commission has resources and information the help Oregonians in their pursuit of a college education.

Campus Scholarship Program
There are many scholarships that exist, and in effort to try and help you gather information, we periodically post “Featured Scholarships” on the bulletin board by the Financial Aid Office, but now you can access the information online.

Sumner Featured Scholarships>>

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Sumner College – Cascade Main Campus

Attn: Financial Aid
8338 NE Alderwood Rd | Ste 100
Portland, OR  97220

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