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Oregon Student Access Commission: Agency Subdivisions

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ASPIRE and Outreach Programs
Address: 1500 Valley River Dr., Suite 100, Eugene 97401
Phone: 541-687-7400
Fax: 541-687-7414
Web: www.OregonStudentAid.gov
Contact: Lorianne Ellis, Administrator


Duties and Responsibilities: ASPIRE (Access to Student assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone) is the state’s official mentoring program to help students access education and training beyond high school. Trained volunteers mentor middle school and high school students on options for post-secondary education and training beyond high school. Outreach activities include financial aid trainings and workshops throughout the state to financial aid professionals, school counselors and the public.

 

Oregon Opportunity Grant and Public Programs
Address: 1500 Valley River Dr., Suite 100, Eugene 97401
Phone: 541-687-7400
Fax: 541-687-7414
E-mail: susan.r.degen@state.or.us
Web: www.OregonStudentAid.gov
Contact: Susan Degen, Administrator


Duties and Responsibilities: The Oregon Opportunity Grant is Oregon’s largest state-funded, need-based program for students planning to go to college. The program was established by the Legislature in 1971 to assist financially needy students in attaining a postsecondary education at an Oregon community college, public university or four-year private nonprofit institution. Funding sources include the state General Fund and interest earnings from the Lottery-supported Education Stability Fund. Students apply for the grant by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is also the gateway for all federal student financial aid. This unit also oversees a number of publicly funded programs to assist former foster youth, students with childcare expenses, and children of deceased and disabled public safety officers.

 

Scholarship Program
Address: 1500 Valley River Dr., Suite 100, Eugene 97401
Phone: 541-687-7400
Fax: 541-687-7414
E-mail: holly.j.willeford@state.or.us
Web:www.OregonStudentAid.gov
Contact: Holly Willeford, Administrator


Duties and Responsibilities: OSAC works in partnership with the state’s largest foundations, private individuals, financial institutions, employers, membership organizations and private individuals to administer scholarships for the benefit of Oregon students. Through the OSAC common application, students can apply for scholarships by selecting from more than 450 scholarship funds administered by OSAC.