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Financial Aid and Access Programs - Introducing the HECC Office of Student Access and Completion

We’re pleased to introduce the statewide work of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC). If you are looking for financial aid, go to The information here explains the work of OSAC, and how to reach us if you have questions.

OSAC State Financial Aid and Access Programs

The website for students and families who wish to explore and apply for financial aid is

Plan and pay for college: go to

The state, federal, and private-funded financial aid programs described here are administered by the HECC Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC). OSAC is responsible for the administration of state financial aid and access programs, including budget recommendations, fiscal management, policy, and awarding of financial aid to Oregon students at private and public institutions statewide.

Financial Aid

OSAC awards over $100 million in grant and scholarship aid every year. Our programs include the following.

Access and Success Programs

OSAC also administers student outreach and mentoring programs to support college and career readiness, including the following.

  • ASPIRE: Providing information and mentoring support to help students from middle school through community college to plan for success in college and careers
  • Outreach and initiatives to support students and families with financial aid, including the FAFSA Plus+ initiative , financial aid presentations, financial aid webinars, and more

The office is led by:

Juan Báez-Arévalo, Director