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Commission Approves Strategic Roadmap, Setting a Course for the Future of Oregon Higher Education and TrainingAugust 19, 2021
With Increased Funding, State Plans to Award Oregon Opportunity Grants to Thousands More Students, Encourages ApplicationsAugust 09, 2021
Real Opportunity, a New Informational Video on Supporting College Success for Underserved Students of ColorJune 10, 2021
HECC Approves Two New Major Transfer Map Community College Transfer DegreesMay 27, 2021
Oregon Students Still Have Time to Apply for the Oregon Promise GrantMay 06, 2021
Report Shows Oregon’s Public Investment in Textbook Affordability is Saving Oregon Students MillionsApril 01, 2021
Expanded Federal Pandemic Relief Aid Announced for Young People who Experienced Foster Care in OregonMarch 23, 2021
REQUEST TO PARTNERS: Please join us in encouraging all Oregonians considering postsecondary education to apply for financial aid todayFebruary 24, 2021
Updated Public University Funding Formula Ties Taxpayer Funding to Student Success and Equity Goals February 11, 2021
Oregon Students are Encouraged to Apply as Soon as Possible for Grants and Scholarships at OregonStudentAid.gov January 12, 2021
Event Notice: College Opportunity Grant Tax Credit Auction, December 7-11, 2020November 20, 2020
HECC Receives National Grant to Improve Career Technical Education Data Quality to Better Serve Postsecondary Education StudentsNovember 19, 2020
HECC Data Shows Sizable Decline in 4th Week Fall Enrollment at Oregon’s Public Colleges and UniversitiesNovember 13, 2020
HECC Awards Grants Supporting Innovative College-Community Collaborations to Close Equity GapsNovember 10, 2020
HECC Issues Statement on DACA Decision, Encourages DACA Students to Access In-State Tuition, State Financial Aid June 18, 2020
“Oregon Transfer Compass” Expands with HECC Approval of Three New Community College Transfer Degrees June 15, 2020
New Public Health Guidelines for Resuming In-Person Higher Education ActivitiesJune 12, 2020
Racial Justice in Higher Education, Equity Framework for COVID-19 Recovery June 12, 2020
UPDATE: New COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for Oregon Postsecondary Education and Workforce Partners April 08, 2020
UPDATE: New COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for Oregon Colleges and Universities March 20, 2020
UPDATE: New COVID-19 Information Resources for Oregon Higher Education PartnersMarch 15, 2020
PARTNER UPDATE: State agencies issue COVID-19 guidance to Oregon schools and universitiesMarch 08, 2020
UPDATE: COVID-19 Information Resources for Oregon Higher Education PartnersMarch 06, 2020
Registration Open for Oregon Talent Summit, March 9, 2020February 21, 2020
State Investment in Need-based Financial Aid Effective, But Not Keeping Pace with College Affordability GapFebruary 12, 2020
HECC Statement on Closure Plans of Concordia University - PortlandFebruary 10, 2020
Students Encouraged to Apply for 2020-21 OSAC Scholarships at OregonStudentAid.gov by March 2 DeadlineFebruary 06, 2020
Reminder: College Opportunity Grant Tax Credit Auction on February 10-12 to Benefit Need-Based Financial Aid February 04, 2020
College Opportunity Grant Tax Credit Auction on February 10-12 to Benefit Need-Based Financial AidJanuary 15, 2020
Share Your Input on the Future of Higher Education and TrainingDecember 11, 2019
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