Promoting quality higher education as an investment in Oregon's Future through: 1) promotion of AAUP principles as best practices in all Oregon higher education institutions; 2) support for faculty in all Oregon institutions; 3) communications and public relations about higher education issues critical to academic quality and student success; and 4) political action to defend and promote higher education in Salem.
Oregon had the largest increase in the nation in the
percentage of high school seniors who completed a Free Application for Federal
Student Aid, a key indicator that more Oregonians are interested in going to
In 2016, Oregon saw an 8.8 percent increase from a year
earlier in the number of students who completed the application. Oregon also
leads the nation in the percent increase in submitted-but-incomplete
applications, according to an analysis from the National College Access
Despite those increases, Oregon still falls below the
national average for the percent of high school seniors completing a FAFSA.
According to Bellwether Education Partners' annual analysis, 39.6 percent of
U.S. high school seniors finish their financial aid applications. Oregon's
completion rate is 39.1 percent.
Students must fill out the complex application to determine
eligibility for state and federal grants and loans.