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March 2018

posted Apr 19, 2018, 2:38 PM by Editor Toolkit
ECMC College Nights: Food and Money!
Encourage parents and students to attend one of ECMC's College Nights. Presentations will include: "How college can change your life", "Understanding the financial aid process", and "Scholarship searches and scams". Come for pizza and a drawing for a $500 scholarship!
There are lots of myths about private colleges and universities. The Alliance would like to help your students get the facts. To schedule their staff to visit your campus, contact . 
The Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges and Universities: 18 Oregon schools committed to equity and opportunity. 
Register for this upcoming webinar. Learn how to recruit volunteers from your school and community. Participants will learn how to customize ASPIRE resources for marketing their program and develop a  plan to recruit volunteers for the upcoming school year.
Read this Article: "What Parents must Know Before Borrowing Student Loans"
In order to complete the sign up process to access this article and many other great resources for free on the SALT site (, you will need to select “Office of Student Access and Completion” as your organization.
Upcoming OSAC Deadlines:

Chafee Education & Training Grant Deadline: May 1
Student Childcare Grant Deadline: May 31
Oregon Promise Grant Deadline for  Fall 2018 cohort: June 1

Remember to encourage all students (college and high school seniors) to complete the FAFSA or ORSAA. 
ORSAA Demo For undocumented Oregon Students
Solicitud de Ayunda Estudiantil do Oregón (ORSAA) Demostración en Vivo
(ORSAA Demo- In Spanish)
Free and at your Fingertips:
An Overview of ECMC Outreach and Student Success Resources
PSAT, SAT, and BigFuture, How to Support Your Students with All Things College Board
When you subscribe to the OSAC YouTube channel, you will be notified when we upload new training videos and recorded webinars. It is free! So subscribe now and always stay up-to-date. 
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Questions? Contact ASPIRE at (541) 687-7400 or
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