Office of Student Access and Completion (HECC)

Present Duties

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The Office of Student Access and Completion helps more Oregon students access and complete college in the state. Shown above is Weatherford Hall on the Oregon State University Campus in Corvallis. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
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The HECC Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) administers a variety of state, federal and privately funded student financial aid programs for the benefit of Oregonians attending institutions of postsecondary education. OSAC administers Oregon’s largest state-funded, need-based grant program, the Oregon Opportunity Grant, which assists students with financial aid to attain a postsecondary education at an Oregon community college, public university or four-year private nonprofit institution; the Oregon Promise grant program for recent high school and GED graduates planning to attend an Oregon community college; and a number of publicly funded programs serving targeted groups of students, including former foster youth, students with childcare expenses and children of deceased and disabled public safety officers.

 OSAC’s Scholarship Program works in partnership with the state’s largest foundations, private individuals, financial institutions, employers and membership organizations to administer scholarships for the benefit of Oregon students. OSAC also offers outreach and mentoring programs that help create a college-going culture in Oregon, including Oregon ASPIRE, the state’s mentoring program to help middle school, high school and college students access education and training beyond high school with the help of trained volunteers.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 1500 Valley River Dr., Suite 100, Eugene 97401
Telephone: 541-687-7400; 1-800-452-8807
Fax: 541-687-7414
Contact: Bob Brew, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Kelly Zinck
Records Officer Email: lacie.a.morgan@state.or.us
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 348
Budget Analysis - by Legislative Fiscal Office
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