Office of Student Access and Completion (HECC)

Present Duties

Weatherford Hall built in the Italian Renaissance style.
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)
The Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) administers a variety of state, federal and privately funded student financial aid and outreach programs supporting college affordability and success for Oregonians attending institutions of postsecondary education. These include the Oregon Opportunity Grant, the state’s largest need-based grant program, which assists low-income students of all ages to afford eligible Oregon colleges and universities; the Oregon Promise grant, which assists recent high school and GED graduates to afford community college; and other publicly funded programs serving targeted groups such as former foster youth, Oregon National Guard members, 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 more than 600 private scholarships for the benefit of Oregon students. OSAC offers outreach and mentoring programs that help create a college-going culture in Oregon, including Oregon ASPIRE, the state’s pre-college mentoring program.
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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
General Email: osac@hecc.oregon.gov
Contact: Juan Báez-Arévalo, Director
Records Officer Email: Lisa Ellsworth​
Location Map: by Google ​Maps

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 348

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