Established in 1959 by the Oregon Legislature, the Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (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, Oregon Opportunity Grant, Chafee Grant, 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 post-secondary 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 post-secondary institutions. On July 1, 2012, ODA moved from OSAC to the newly formed Higher Education Coordinating Commission.