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Help for Students and Learners

Not sure where to start in your college and career process? You can find numerous links and starting points here. We also offer assistance to students of closed private institutions, Oregonians experiencing a layoff, and others.

Help With Financial Aid, College, and Career Planning

The website includes resources and guidance for high school students, college students, adult learners, foster youth, counselors, and others. Click on the links below for the resources that would serve you best.

Apply for Financial Aid in Oregon

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Financial aid can help you afford your education after high school. Go to to apply for grants and scholarships, get help completing financial aid applications, and learn about preparing for college, training, and careers.

Help for Students of Private Institutions, Including Closed Schools

Visit our Students of Private Institutions page to learn consumer protection tips, get guidance when a school closes, and more.   

Request Transcripts from a Closed School

Visit our Students of Private Institutions page for guidance on how to request transcripts from a closed schools.

Find Consumer Alerts

Visit our Consumer Alerts page for time-sensitive news and alerts about the status of private institutions.

Help for Workers during a Layoff

Visit our Layoff Resources for Workers and Employers page. For additional assistance, email the Oregon Dislocated Worker Unit at

File a Student Complaint

Learn about the student complaint process related to a community college, private career school, public university, or financial aid program, or to a private college, university, or online degree program.


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Student Loan Help for Oregonians

  • Having issues with your student loan servicer? Oregon now has a Student Loan Ombuds located in the Department of Consumer and Business Services. Oregon's Student Loan Ombuds can help borrowers resolve disputes with their loan servicer and make sure loan servicers are in compliance with the law. The Student Loan Help web page also includes links to recent news and resources related to student loans.