ASPIRE supports students, families, and communities across Oregon by providing timely and topical training and professional development opportunities through both in-person and virtual events.
Join our ASPIRE Connections series. All sessions are open to ASPIRE coordinators, mentors and other Career and College support staff at your sites. Sessions will include topics like financial aid, family engagement, careers, Junior Jumpstart, using peer mentors and more.
Mentors are encouraged to join the ASPIRE Mentor Q & A In these sessions each quarter, Mentors should bring career and college related questions and learn together how to better support students they serve
Webinars: OSAC offers a variety of webinars throughout the year for coordinators, mentors, students, families and adult learners. Our webinars provide update-to-date information about Oregon grant programs and scholarships, financial aid, timely hands-on application assistance and, support via live Q&A time. Our webinars are available at no cost. Registration is required to receive event link and reminder email.
Presentations: OSAC staff are available to give presentations and workshops to students, families, and career/college access staff across Oregon on a variety of topics related to career and college readiness including: postsecondary options, financial aid and Oregon Grant programs, scholarships, FAFSA/ORSAA completion, understanding student loans and, more.
Below is a list of videos recently added to our YouTube channel and some of our favorite videos from our partners in this work.
Recent ASPIRE Videos
Oregon Student Aid Videos
The Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) administers state grants and more than 600 private scholarships to help Oregon students pay for postsecondary education. OSAC is part of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) of the State of Oregon. To learn more about OSAC's services, visit OregonStudentAid.gov and view the OSAC/ASPIRE YouTube Channel
Oregon Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Videos
This series of videos is intended to help high school counselors, ASPIRE Coordinators, and mentors become more comfortable providing support to students and families as they complete the FAFSA® or ORSAA.
Federal Student Aid Videos
Below are resources for supporting youth in Foster Care.