Once admitted into DPP, you are admitted to two schools: OSU-Cascades and a community college of your choice. Each term, you have a choice of taking classes at one of the schools or both schools.

If you are receiving federal financial aid or scholarships, you MUST choose one of your schools as your home school. Your home school will administer your financial aid.

Your other school would be your partner school. Transferrable credits taken at your partner school are counted toward your overall financial aid enrollment at your home school.

Home School

All DPP students must choose a home school and receive their financial aid through their home school only. Below shows how it works.

  • If you are taking classes at OSU-Cascades only, OSU-Cascades must be your home school
  • If you are taking classes at the community college only, the partner school must be your home school
  • If you are taking classes at both OSU-Cascades and the community college, you must choose one of the schools as your home school and receive your financial aid through your home school

Financial Aid Enrollment Requirements

OSU-Cascades and each community college require minimum credit hours to process your financial aid as your home school. Find your home school from the list below and the minimum amount of credits that you must take each term at your home school for your financial aid to pay out to your student account.

1 credit/1 class 6 credits
OSU-Cascades Blue Mountain CC
Chemeketa CC Central Oregon CC
Clatsop CC Columbia Gorge CC
Clackamas CC Lane CC
Klamath CC Mt. Hood CC
Linn-Benton CC Oregon Coast CC
Tillamook Bay CC Portland CC
Umpqua CC Rogue CC
  Southwestern Oregon CC
  Treasure Valley CC
  Hawai'i CC
  Kapio'lani CC
  Maui CC



  • Add OSU-Cascades to your FAFSA. Our federal school code is 003210.
  • Add your community college to your FAFSA.
  • The classes at your partner school must be transferrable to your home school in order to be counted towards your overall financial aid credit load.
  • Each home school may have different aid packages and rules around financial aid and scholarships for DPP students, so you should plan and work with your home school's financial aid advisor to understand their financial aid and scholarship expectations.
  • OSU funded grants or scholarships have specific requirements. OSU-Cascades must be your home school. You must take at least 6 credits at OSU-Cascades and a total of 12 credits each term for the award to pay out.
  • Your partner school scholarships may have specific requirements: know your scholarship requirements.
  • You must be registered for all your classes by the Financial Aid Census Date each term.
  • For the Oregon Promise Grant, you must choose the community college as your home school.
  • No financial aid is sent to your partner school to pay off your account balance. It is your responsibility to check your balance at your partner school and pay off your balance using your refund.


OSU-Cascades as your Home School

  1. Register for your OSU course(s) first
  2. Complete the online Home School Declaration survey through MyOregonState. The survey is accessable through your financial aid file on the Finances tab.
    • Login to MyOregonState
    • Select 'Finances' tab
    • Select "Financial Aid' link
    • Select 'Home School Declaration" survey link
    • Choose OSU as your home school for financial aid

COCC as your Home School

  1. Register for COCC classes
  2. Contact COCC's financial aid office to declare COCC as your home school.
  • Phone: 541-383-7260
  • Email: coccfinaid@cocc.edu
  • Address: Boyle Education Center, 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703

changing home school after Your initial home school selection

Please send an email from your OSU email to dpp@oregonstate.edu and include the following in your email:

  • Your full name
  • OSU ID number
  • Effective term
  • The school you would like to choose as your home school