Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC)
Oregon Student Access Commission
1500 Valley River Dr. Suite 100
Eugene, OR 97401
Interim Executive Director: Bob Brew
Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 348
It's no surprise that the cost of a postsecondary education, whether it's a vocational, four-year, or graduate program, is steadily increasing and becoming a greater financial burden to Oregon students and families. The Oregon Student Access Commission (OSAC) can help. Through grant programs, scholarships, precollege mentoring, and financial aid outreach programs, OSAC assists Oregonians in their pursuit of a college education and a brighter future.
Established in 1959 by the Oregon Legislature, OSAC continues to provide innovative programs to thousands of Oregon students and families to ensure access to postsecondary education. Each year, OSAC awards grants and scholarships of more than $118 million to thousands of Oregon students in their quest to achieve a college education.
As a national leader in public/private partnerships of scholarship and innovate outreach programs, OSAC administers the following programs: Scholarships, the Oregon Opportunity Grant, the Chafee Grant, the Childcare Grant, ASPIRE (Access to Student assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone) as well as smaller funding programs.
We all benefit when our citizens are educated. It's the solution to a strong Oregon economy. You can support OSAC in creating a strong Oregon college going population by donating to a scholarship, creating a scholarship, becoming an ASPIRE volunteer or volunteering for a scholarship committee. Your efforts will help improve someone's life.
OSAC also works to protect the citizens of Oregon and their postsecondary schools by ensuring the quality of higher education and preserving the integrity of an academic degree. This is done through the Office of Degree Authorization (ODA). In addition ODA protects Oregonians by identifying diploma mills and is the office dedicated to hearing adverse impact cases between postsecondary institutions. On July 1, 2012 ODA will move from OSAC to the newly formed Higher Education Coordinating Commission.
To create a college-going culture for all Oregonians by providing access through
information, mentoring, and financial support.
An organization of innovation and excellence in a leading college-going state.
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