Oregon Secretary of State


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 Scenic Image 20150815-5688​)
The Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) administers several financial aid programs for students attending college or other postsecondary education and training programs. These include state and federally-funded grants and privately-funded scholarships. In addition, OSAC promotes college access and affordability for Oregonians through ASPIRE, a college and career mentoring program, and statewide community outreach events.

OSAC’s largest financial aid programs are the Oregon Opportunity Grant (OOG), the Oregon Promise Grant and the OSAC Scholarship application. The OOG is the state’s largest need-based grant program and helps low-income students afford eligible Oregon colleges and universities. Oregon Promise is for recent high school and GED® test graduates to help cover tuition costs at any Oregon community college. The OSAC Scholarship application includes more than 600 scholarships, which students can access through the single application. These scholarships target a variety of student groups and are funded by private donors, foundations and employers. OSAC also administers grant programs supporting specific populations such as foster youth, Oregon tribal students, students raising children and Oregon National Guard members.​
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Contact Information

Telephone: 541-687-7400; 1-800-452-8807
Fax: 541-687-7414
General Email: osac@hecc.oregon.gov
Contact: Juan Báez-Arévalo, Director

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 348

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