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.
Mailing Address: 1500 Valley River Dr., Suite 100, Eugene 97401
Telephone: 541-687-7400; 1-800-452-8807
Contact: Bob Brew, Director
Legal and Legislative Information
Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 348