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Apply for financial aid and explore scholarship options.

Once you have enrolled at Oregon Culinary Institute, a financial aid officer will help you determine the best opportunities for your particular situation, and help you through the application process. Federal Financial Aid grants and/or loans are available to those who qualify. In addition please contact the financial office to discuss information about possible scholarships and payment plan options.

How to Apply for Federal Financial Aid

The financial aid process begins with completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You can obtain a copy at Oregon Culinary Institute, or apply online at This is a FREE form. You should NEVER have to pay for any Federal Financial Aid or Scholarship search. At the end of the application, be sure to include our FAFSA Federal School Code: 016520 Pioneer Pacific College (Oregon Culinary Institute’s parent company). The FAFSA application requires specific information necessary to determine your financial aid eligibility, such as income, assets and household size. If you are a dependent student, you will also be asked to provide that information for your parent(s) as well. If you or your parents have unusual circumstances, please contact our Financial Aid Office to discuss your situation. Our phone number is 503-961-6200.

Payment Plan Options

We offer a term-based payment plan option for students or parents who do not wish to take out loans. Find out more from our Financial Aid department.

Scholarship and Grant Resources

Parent Plus Credit Application

Code of Conduct for Education Loans

Free Scholarship Search

Successful Students

“It exceeded my expectations. If this is your passion, this is where you need to be. If you are willing to put in the time and energy, this school will step your game up to a level that you won’t believe.” – Doug Moffett, OCI Graduate Culinary Arts, and Restaurant Management, Class of 2010

“OCI definitely prepared me for the career that I was looking for.” – Delilah Arendt, OCI Graduate Culinary Arts, Class of 2008

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