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June Newsletter

posted Jun 15, 2017, 11:59 AM by Editor Toolkit

Oregon Promise Updates:
High School Registrars: The final deadline for registrars to verify GPAs in the OSAC High School Portal is July 10. Contact with questions about GPA verification.
Fall Applicants: The final deadline to complete an Oregon Promise application is July 3. OSAC will announce award amounts to students via email in August. Applicants must also complete the 2017-18 FAFSA or ORSAA by July 14. Learn more at
*2017-18  funding for Oregon Promise depends on the approval of the Oregon Legislature.
Help sophomores and juniors get a jump start and prep for the SAT.
Retired educators make great ASPIRE mentors. They have experience working with youth and have available time to commit to the program. Recently ASPIRE was featured in Oregon Education Association (OEA) - Retired's "Prime Time" newsletter, which is sent to its members throughout the state. Check it out here.
New ASPIRE Coordinator Handbook
We are simplifying the old Coordinator Toolkit and adding it to the ASPIRE Toolkit in the form of an online Coordinator Handbook. On July 1, we will remove access to the old Coordinator Toolkit website. We rely heavily on the feedback of our mentors and coordinators. If you have any suggestions please contact: Leli Fotu at  Leli.e.Fotu@HECC.OREGON.GOV.
Now is a good time to start encouraging your sophomores and juniors to check out the upcoming ACT & SAT testing dates. 
Accepting Aid helps students understand the different types of financial aid and which ones are best to accept. 
ECMC's Understand your Loan(s) explains students' obligations for federal loans. 
Oregon GEAR UP provides its Transition to College Toolkit to help high school seniors through the summer and into their first year of college. This toolkit includes specific strategies to keep students and parents connected.
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