Category Archives: Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Oregon’s public university leaders: DeVos Title IX guidelines will have ‘very little’ effect here

Oregon’s public university presidents say any new guidelines from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on how campuses should handle sexual assault and harassment cases would likely have “very little, if any” effect on their operations. “We remain as committed as ever to the goal of minimizing sexual violence and harassment,” the presidents of the seven […]
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UO widening net to recruit nonresidents to reverse enrollment dip After five straight years of seeing its undergraduate enrollment shrink, the University of Oregon is spending heavily on an ambitious new recruitment drive. University leaders hope to expand the undergraduate student body by as many as 3,000 during the next eight years, from a projected […]
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Family contribution standard changes for Oregon Promise awards

A change in the standard contribution for a student’s family may affect financial aid for students this fall at Klamath Community College, though resources remain available to find alternative funding if needed, according to KCC officials. Oregon Promise will have a new standard for an expected family contribution — $18,000 — for families looking to […]
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With a fraction of its funding, OSU-Cascades will make do

OSU-Cascades makes plans for $9.5 million — and to ask for more Since the Legislature announced the dollar amount Oregon State University-Cascades would receive from the state last month, the university has been anything but tight-lipped about its disappointment. While OSU-Cascades made a $69.5 million request to keep up with the pace of enrollment, it’s […]
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Oregon Promise students offered incentives to attend Western Oregon

Oregon Promise students now have more choices when it comes to attending a four-year college. Western Oregon University has created two scholarships available to students who meet the qualifications for Oregon Promise, a state grant program that covers most tuition for recipients at Oregon community colleges. Source: Oregon Promise students offered incentives to attend Western Oregon

Oregon Promise applicants will learn in August if they qualify under new income requirement

Hundreds of applicants who would’ve qualified during the first year of the Oregon Promise will receive some bad news in August. Source: Oregon Promise applicants will learn in August if they qualify under new income requirement |

Demand prompts tighter Oregon Promise eligibility limits

With the adjournment of the 79th Legislative Session, Governor Brown and the Oregon Legislature have shown their commitment to affordable college pathways for Oregonians through continuation of the high-demand Oregon Promise grant program. Source: Demand prompts tighter Oregon Promise eligibility limits – KTVZ

THE $8.1 MILLION PLAN: Funding for workforce ed center

Oregon Coast Community College administrators are hoping for public and private support to develop a Workforce Education and Resiliency Center (WERC). Source: THE $8.1 MILLION PLAN: Funding for workforce ed center | News |

UO board of trustees to lower the amount of 2017-18 tuition increase

A 6.6 percent price increase might seem like a lot, but in-state University of Oregon students have reason to be thankful that’s all they’re facing for tuition in the coming academic year. Source: UO board of trustees to lower the amount of 2017-18 tuition increase | Local | Eugene, Oregon

OIT reduces fall tuition hike

Oregon Tech announced plans Friday to reduce fall tuition from the anticipated 8 percent increase to 5 percent after the Oregon Legislature approved $737 for higher education. Source: OIT reduces fall tuition hike | Local News |