Stop The Downpour of Student Debt
College is too expensive. Students are receiving less aid and having to pay more in tuition. We are having to decide between paying for tuition or keeping food in our kitchens, paying for child care or that required new edition of a textbook. Student loan debt is still incredibly high and many Oregonians are deciding to leave the state following graduation. Oregon ranks 47TH in the nation for funding per student, well below the national average. 
Lower the overall cost of attending a public university or community college in Oregon needs to be a priority for elected officials. The state must make significant financial investments in public post-secondary education in order to ensure the public.
OSA’s Budget Asks for 2017
$765 million for Universities
$636 for Community Colleges
$155 Million for the Oregon Opportunity Grant