Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion

The Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC), formerly known as the Oregon Student Access Commission and established by the Oregon Legislature in 1959 as the Oregon Student Assistance Commission, is primarily charged with administering student financial aid programs, and through its Office of Degree Authorization, authorizing and regulating the granting of degrees by private educational institutions within the U.S. state of Oregon.

On January 1, 2012, the Oregon Student Assistance Commission became the Oregon Student Access Commission.[1] Under state legislation enacted in 2011, governance of the Office of Degree Authorization moved to the new Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission on July 1, 2012.[2][3][4] By July 1, 2014, OSAC had been renamed the Oregon "Office of Student Access and Completion".[5]


  1. ^ About the Oregon Student Access Commission, Oregon Student Access Commission, retrieved January 27, 2012
  2. ^ "Degree authorization office names new director", The Hillsboro Argus, Hillsboro, Oregon: OregonLive.com, January 10, 2012
  3. ^ Resources, University of Oregon New Partnership, retrieved January 27, 2012
  4. ^ Senate Bill 242, 76th Oregon Legislative Assembly -- 2011 Regular Session (PDF)
  5. ^ "A Brief History of the Office of Student Access and Completion". www.oregonstudentaid.gov. Retrieved November 9, 2015.


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